Study Music With Professional Singer-Songwriter Alice Limoges
Study guitar, piano, ukulele, voice, music theory, songwriting, or a combination at Alice's home studio in downtown Camden, Maine. Learn the fundamentals while focusing on the music you or your child love the most. Alice has taught ages from 4 to 80.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Studio Composition (songwriting/production)
Semi finalist in International Songwriting Competition
Played on the Grammy Award Winning “Ageless” by Jon Samson
7 years of touring in the Northeast including NYC, DC, Philadelphia, and Boston
$50 for 30 minutes, $65 for 40 minutes, $90 for 55 minutes
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In this ongoing online weekly group, students learn lyric writing, harmony, form, and more. This is a wonderful opportunity for songwriters of all experience levels to express themselves through music whether they are a seasoned musician or are excited to write their very first song. All that is required is an interest in songwriting! Weekly at 10:30am EST Tuesdays for teens 14+ and adults (60 minutes), $40 a person.
Once a month, adult students can opt to meet at Alice's studio for a jam on popular songs. Students work with Alice on-on-one throughout the month to learn collective songs and then pick a Monday to meet at 10am to jam together with Alice's guidance. This is the perfect add-on for any adult students looking to improve their skills and wishing to play with peers. Suitable for late beginners. $55 per class.
More About Alice
Born and raised on a mountain by the sea in coastal Maine, Alice Limoges was singing before she could walk. As a young girl in Maine, she studied guitar and piano, released albums of her original music, and starred in several musicals as well as singing in many choirs. She decided to take her musicality to the next level by moving to New York, where she majored in Studio Composition (songwriting/production) at SUNY Purchase.
Alice worked in the New York City music scene for 7 years, toured the Northeast with her band, and recorded several albums while continuing to study with the best teachers New York had to offer even after graduating Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase. Her mentors include Charles Blenzig (piano), Meredith Colby (voice), Joel Thome (composition), Jon Jetter (production/recording), and Bob Thompson (guitar). Alice interned with Grammy Award winning music therapist Jon Samson of Co-Creative Music and has had the privilege to work with several special needs students.
After an arm injury, Alice studied the tension reducing Alexander Technique, which she integrates to teach students to play with a healthy technique to reduce the chance of developing instrument related injuries such as tendinitis and carpal tunnel. She has also worked with voice therapist Mary Klimek and integrates vocal health at the speech and singing levels with her students. In March of 2021, she became certified in Vocal First Aid by Vocal Health Education and received her Neurovocal Method certification in August 2021. She continues her education even to this day, studying the Estill voice method with SLP/voice teacher Mary Klimek, Alexander Technique with Judy Pagon, and production mentoring sessions with NYC producer Ilan Natter.
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Alice had her first experiences teaching music as a teenager and went on to teach over a hundred students in New York before her COVID propelled return to Midcoast Maine in 2020. Using her diverse skills as a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and empath, she teaches the fundamentals while focusing on the student’s passions. She teaches many styles including pop, folk, jazz, and classical. In 2020 she began offering songwriting education workshops in schools and online groups. Her passion is giving blossoming musicians the tools to write, sing, and play their own songs. Students who live in Midcoast Maine have the opportunity to record and produce their original music and be mentored in the music business.
With her patient nature, music therapy background, and outspoken voice for mental health, Alice loves to create an honest and open environment where students feel safe to experience, share, and express their emotions through their voice, instrument, or songwriting. While she certainly doesn’t claim to be a therapist, it’s rare that a week goes by without a student or two comparing their lessons to therapy. A bonus to studying with a multi-instrumentalist like Alice is that a piano student might later choose to branch out into voice or guitar or even writing and producing their own songs. Alice is able to guide them every step of the way. Curriculums are individually tailored to each student’s needs and interests and may include popular songs, technique, music theory, improvisation, composition/songwriting, and the engaging Wunderkeys piano curriculum. Alice enjoys teaching complete beginners of all ages as well as experienced musicians.
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Alice has released four independent albums to date. Her song "No One Underneath" was a semi-finalist in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition. She played on the Grammy Award winning album "Ageless: Songs For The Child Archetype" by Jon Samson. She has performed at festivals (Common Ground Fair, Unity, ME; Make Music Harlem, NYC; Keene Music Festival, Keene, NH; The Campfire Festival, Cambridge, MA; Belfast Free Range Festival, Belfast, ME), colleges (Columbia University, Hamilton College, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase), and other legendary venues such as The Cutting Room (NYC), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), PIANOS (NYC), Arlene’s Grocery (NYC), Club Passim (Boston), and Blue (Portland) as well as countless intimate concerts with Sofar Sounds. She has taught songwriting workshops with ages 8 through 14 in Maine schools.
Alice currently accepts students of all ages at her home in Camden, Maine and also teaches songwriting classes online.
Teaching songwriting to 4th graders at Camden-Rockport Elementary School, Camden, ME.
"Alice has ignited our 15yr old daughter’s love of song- writing and strengthened her guitar playing. Beyond that, Alice has encouraged her to have the confidence to share her voice and creativity with others. She is truly a gifted teacher and guide!" - Anne A., Camden, ME
"We were so blessed to be introduced virtually to Alice at the beginning of the pandemic. The girls & I had decided we would each learn something new while at home. Jules chose guitar and singing. Cece selected piano and singing. Alice is an exquisite singer who also plays multiple instruments. But what has impressed me most is the extraordinary time Alice spends in between the girls’ lessons researching and creating the best tools to help them learn. She really tailors each lesson to my children, who learn very differently. My girls adore her and she’s made our pandemic-home-time much richer. Alice is an amazing songwriting teacher. She deeply understands how to deconstruct the songwriting process in a way that any age songwriter can understand. She and my daughter have created beautiful age-appropriate songs together and, now, my daughter loves to write her own." - Cathy T., Greenwich, CT
"My children started taking piano lessons with Alice in June 2020. Right before the pandemic hit, we had been looking for piano lessons. When everything closed down, we thought we'd have to put off our children's musical education for an indeterminate time. However, we came across Alice's ad for virtual lessons and it has been a great fit for our family! She is a patient and kind teacher and we've been amazed at how quickly our children have taken to the piano. They sincerely enjoy practicing and look forward to the lessons each week. We hope our children are able to remain her students for a long time." - Cristee C., Dallas, Texas.
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"Alice has been my voice and guitar teacher for over a year. She is serious minded and focused in lessons and has been able to help me work through major ambivalence and low confidence in music playing. She has been patient and supportive through my arduous process of contending with my own frustration and self consciousness. She sends me a recording of our voice warm up and practice outline I can use throughout the week.I was skeptical about the mystery of songwriting but I have been surprised that it is possible for me. We have tackled understanding song structure, lyric writing, and developing my own voice. Song writing feels interesting and enjoyable. Alice offers different exercises that help with learning and provides a supportive and warm space in which to work." - Beth C., Southwest Harbor, Maine
"After our basic ukulele unit, my fifth graders were ready to extend their learning. Alice's songwriting workshop was just the ticket to help them take their music making to the next level. She is professional, relaxed and creative as she moves the students through the building blocks of creating a song. I would highly recommend her program!" - Susan Iltis, Lincolnville Central School, Lincolnville, ME
"Alice has taught my daughter for the past 5 years. She has always been incredibly patient and kind to my daughter, who started playing piano as a 6 year old and is now singing and dabbling a little with the guitar. Alice has managed to organize and execute her Zoom lessons seamlessly-as if she were here with us in person. She has kept my daughter just as enthusiastic and engaged even from the screen. She is a truly special teacher for such a variety of musical interests. My daughter loves discovering a new song on the radio and then asking Alice to teach her. We feel extremely lucky to have found her and my daughter always has an extra spring in her step after her lessons with Alice." Jenny M., Atlanta, GA
"My three boys have been working remotely with Alice since March 2020. Alice works closely with each of my sons to develop their talents, understanding their needs, and reach their bests. Alice is both a talented musician and excellent teacher, we highly recommend her to both novice and advanced students of any age." - Marisa G., Baltimore, MD