Online Music Composition Tuition
You asked for it, you got it! I am now available for weekly online tuition. Please note that since I commit individual attention to each student, places are limited.
How it Works
Before your course begins, you and I will have a chat on Skype. This gives us a chance to talk in person, review your program and prepare the schedule for your lessons.
Once your course begins, you will receive a lesson by email every week. Depending on the lesson it can include anything from text (PDFs), videos, listening tasks and assignments (with a deadline). As soon as you are ready with your assignments, send your work to me by email. After a few days, I’ll reply with corrections and feedback about your work. You can then revise parts of it and send it back.
When necessary we will also schedule a Skype call to chat in person about your progress and clear up all difficulties. In this call we review older lessons and prepare for the next ones too. Every call is about 30 to 45 minutes long.
At the moment I have 3 courses on offer. Each one takes a few months to complete, depending on your schedule.
Course #1. Form: the Architecture of Music
These lessons are for learning how to expand and develop ideas into coherent pieces. Apart from the weekly assignments, you’ll also get guidance for 3 larger projects:
- Composing a Sonata
- Composing a Theme and Variations
- Composing a Rondo
Course #2. Tonal Harmony
This is an intensive program where you’ll learn everything you need to know about common practice harmony.
- How chord progressions work
- How to write for 4-parts (four part writing)
- The principles of voice-leading
- Functional and non-functional harmony
- Secrets of Harmonic Rhythm
- Cadences and why they matter
- Using nonharmonic tones
- The complete ins and outs of modulation
- 7th chords in four-part writing
- How to harmonize any given melody or bass part
…with hundreds of examples and exercises.
It’s highly recommended that you have at least some basic music theory knowledge before applying for this course.
Course #3. Music Theory from Scratch
In these lessons you’ll learn the complete fundamentals of music theory. This course is for you if you’re a beginner or you need to revise all the basics.
- How rhythm really works
- How to understand every time signature imaginable
- How musical notes are organized
- The complete system behind key signatures and scales
- The fundamentals of musical analysis
If the courses are not for you but you’d like to have lessons anyway, email me at email@example.com
The fee for a personalized course depends on the amount of work I must put in upfront but it is generally higher than a standard course.
Fees and Application Form
The fee for a standard course described above is €20 a week, paid monthly through Paypal or bank transfer.
To apply, please fill in this form and I’ll get back to you shortly:
If you prefer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Online Tuition” as the subject line.