Course DescriptionDig into the craft and artistry of songwriting using piano/keyboard or string instruments and singing to develop your own songs. You will focus on contemporary music, including folk and blues elements, the basis for pop, hip-hop, country, and jazz. Each day, your instructor will give individual guidance as you listen and study great songs from these traditions. Then, you will create and record your compositions, assisted by a professional musician. Perform your own or other students’ work at the end of the course. Students should play a piano/keyboard or chordal instrument and be familiar with traditional music notation or tablature. Ages exceptions are made based on experience. Please contact 847-925-6659 for more details.
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Private Lessons / Instruments Offered for Ages 5-17:
Ages 5-8: Piano, Suzuki piano, orchestral percussion, violin, Suzuki violin, cello, double bass*, guitar (including electric*), jazz guitar, ukulele, banjo*, jazz piano, mandolin, drums, fiddle, voice*, and hand drum.
Ages 9-10: All of the above plus accordion, flute, clarinet, trumpet, double bass, Indian Tabla, harmonica and oud*.
Ages 11-17: All of the above plus viola, oboe, saxophone, bassoon, trombone, French horn, voice, euphonium, and tuba.
Ages 17+ All of the above
*Some instruments require that we meet with younger children for assessment.
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The Songwriting For Teens course is not currently open for enrollment, but we can arrange for any number of lessons you would like, click here for more information or contact Issa Boulos at email@example.com. If you’re a new student wanting to register for private lessons click here to fill out the new student form. If you would like us to notify you when enrollment opens, click and on the Request Information button below.
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