Thursday Night Zoom Songwriting Circles - weekly at 5:30 for kids 9-12 (45 minutes) - weekly at 6:30 for teens and adults (60 minutes) - starting July 1
- Learn lyric writing exercises and techniques to write better songs - Song critique with Alice and the group - Safe and support environment to practice performing original songs - Express yourself through song - Take your writing more seriously and write more songs - For songwriters of all levels and abilities - No experience required - Playing an instrument is not required - Ongoing group class will hold you accountable and keep you focused - One-on-one lessons also available Rates: Kids: $25 per 45 minute session Teens/Adults: $30 per 60 minute session
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.
She 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 Purchase.
Alice had her first experiences teaching music as a teenager and went on to teach over a hundred students in New York. 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. Her passion is teaching students to sing and play an instrument or two. A bonus to studying with her is that a piano student might later choose to branch out into voice or guitar or have an interest in writing and producing their own songs and Alice is able to guide them every step of the way.
In March 2020, she took her teaching online and has been making online lessons fun and engaging for students all over the country ever since! During the winter of 2021, she ran her first songwriting circle with professional songwriters and decided to extend this opportunity to amateur songwriters too.
Alice has released three 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 (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.
"I can share my experience with Alice as her student and as the parent of her student. She has been my 11 year old son’s ukulele and voice teacher since March 2020. He has grown tremendously under her teaching, and he has branched out into writing songs and recording them. What is frustrating and impossible with me becomes satisfying and possible with Alice. He says that he loves that she lets him pick the songs he learns and helps him write songs.
As Alice’s guitar, voice and song writing student, I can report that I’ve tried many times over my life to focus on learning music, but have found it to be too daunting and frustrating. I’ve finally been able to build practicing into my routine so that it’s enjoyable. Alice records our vocal warmup and sends it to me, so I can listen to it while walking or washing the dishes. She has been a steady and patient presence during my struggles with the learning process. She gives different ideas and exercises to help build healthy singing techniques and learn guitar. It has been exciting to finally overcome my sense of failure about making music. If you’d like to talk more about what it’s like to be her student, I would be happy to talk more in depth." - Lara O., Portsmouth, NH
"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." - Cathy T., Greenwich, CT
Alice has taught my daughter virtually 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
"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.