This holiday Season, give the gift of a life-changing experience!
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
from53.31EUR/ h

Music Composition. Learn all about song writing, rhythm, arrangement, instrumentation, structure and production.

I specialise in writing and composing music for all levels. The student will need to have a music programme such as Logic or Ableton in order to be able to take this class.

The topics we will cover are:
Structure and arrangment.
Rhythm.
Harmony.
Advanced Harmony.
Bass Lines.
Lyrics.
Instrumentation.
Arrangement.

Location

Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Archway, United Kingdom
At teacher's location: Alexandra Road, London, UK

|
Use ⊞+wheel to zoom!
+

General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, German, French, Portuguese

About Me

Teaching is a great responsibility and honour. The idea is to create a relaxed and inspirational learning environment. I have over 20 years teaching experience as well as 25 years in the music business as a writer, producer and instrumentalist. Apart from learning to play the guitar, I also encourage the student to be creative with what they are learning and write their own ideas and come up with original compositions. Learning an instrument is about allowing your inner creativity to flow. It is all about enjoyment, meditation, focus, therapy and creativity.

Education

I have 9 'O' levels (GCSE's) and 3 'A' Levels.
I have a degree in Art History and French from the University of Sussex.
I have been studying Shaolin Kung Fu for the last 10 years.

Experience / Qualifications

20 years teaching experience.
I teach a music composition module for a degree course at Point Blank Music School.
I have released 10 albums over the last 20 years.
Grade 6 Guitar
Grade 4 Piano

Reviews (2)

Every good advice on what a young student may want to learn.
My son Jeremy loves his guitar lessons with Chris. He practices 20 mins 5 days a week and always looks forward to the lessons. We think the best of Chris.
Learn to play piano and read music. Beginners welcome! All styles from classical, jazz, latin and rock music covered. If the student requires, we will be looking sight reading, music theory and composition in terms of using and applying scales to create chords and melodies.
I specialise in teaching guitar for all levels. Beginners are very welcome. My main aim is to get the students to enjoy playing and from there we can start to get deeper into theory, composition, improvisation and song writing. I also specialise in Brazilian guitar if that is anyone's passion.

Ask a question

Send a message explaining your needs and Chris will reply soon:
The more detail, the better.
Ex. "Hi, when are you available to meet for a lesson?"

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -05:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2              
3              
4      Wednesday at 4:00    Friday at 4:00  Saturday at 4:00  
5  Monday at 5:00  Tuesday at 5:00  Wednesday at 5:00    Friday at 5:00  Saturday at 5:00  
6  Monday at 6:00  Tuesday at 6:00  Wednesday at 6:00    Friday at 6:00    
7      Wednesday at 7:00    Friday at 7:00  Saturday at 7:00  
8            Saturday at 8:00  
9              
10              
11              
12              
13              
14              
15              
16              
17              
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from 53.31€At teacher's location
from 53.31€Online via webcam
from 67.22€At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Online reputation

  • Instructor since June 2020
  • 1 repeat student
  • Phone number verified

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -05:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2              
3              
4      Wednesday at 4:00    Friday at 4:00  Saturday at 4:00  
5  Monday at 5:00  Tuesday at 5:00  Wednesday at 5:00    Friday at 5:00  Saturday at 5:00  
6  Monday at 6:00  Tuesday at 6:00  Wednesday at 6:00    Friday at 6:00    
7      Wednesday at 7:00    Friday at 7:00  Saturday at 7:00  
8            Saturday at 8:00  
9              
10              
11              
12              
13              
14              
15              
16              
17              
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from 53.31€At teacher's location
from 53.31€Online via webcam
from 67.22€At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Share


Selah Pérez
Music theory and the piano for all levels and abilities
Learn all you always wanted to know about music and the piano. At your own pace, in your own terms. Taught by professional concert pianist with 12+ years of teaching experience. Lessons can take place at mine or online. I look forward to hearing from you!

Hernan
Berklee College of Music Graduate offers private lessons of Guitar, Harmony & Improvisation in Utrecht
The way I teach actually depends entirely on the student. The way I explain the concepts, plan and structure the lessons and approach each subject all depends on whether the student is a beginner, intermediate or advanced, and whether he or she has some experience on the subject. Each student has different needs and different abilities. It's just a matter of getting to know the student, in order to identify both the weaknesses and strengths on which to work.

Juhani
Contemporary Music Composition and Analysis Lessons
My classes are meant for anyone who has the basic knowledge of music theory and notation, and who has compositional ideas that need expressing. My classes are meant for anyone who has the basic knowledge of music theory and notation, and who has compositional ideas that need expressing. The lesson content can range between preparatory lessons for University/Academy Composition study entrance exams to consulting with independent composers or postgraduates. You can sign for regular lessons (weekly, monthly) or take an individual lesson - I can tutor you in all stages of your compositional process, from sketching ideas and notation to strategies for rehearsing your music. - I am able to see value in compositions regardless of style and technique. I can advise you specifically with: composing in the idioms of contemporary instrumental, vocal, and choral music, atonal, tonal, and microtonal composition, timbral and noise composition, extended instrumental composition, interdisciplinary composition, and with contemporary music analysis. - If you are interested in more topics, contact me anyway - I will tell if I can teach it. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> - I was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1990 and studied academically as follows: HAMU Prague, composition PhD (M.Rataj, H.Barton) (2018-2022) Sibelius Academy Helsinki, composition BA & MA (T.Nevanlinna, V.Puumala) (2009-2016) Kunstuniversität Graz, composition Erasmus studies (including B.Furrer, P.Billone, G.F.Haas) (2012-2013) - I have given composition lectures at prestigious universities in Budapest (F.Liszt), Brussels (KCB), Graz (KUG), Helsinki (Uniarts Sibelius Academy), Prague (HAMU), New York (Columbia Univ.), and at festivals (Freiburg, Helsinki). - I work around Europe as a freelance composer, part-time teacher at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) and singer for contemporary music premieres (Helsinki Chamber Choir, Chamber Choir Ireland). I am mostly based in Prague (CZ) and Helsinki (FIN). - My works have been performed on five continents since my youth, 2002. - Competitions won: DYCE (2019 and 2020), Uuno Klami junior competition (2007) - Several pupils tutored individually in Helsinki since 2014 - Basic music theory courses teacher (2010-2018, 2020-2021), about 100 pupils this far - Works published by BabelScores, member of the Society of Finnish Composers, concert curator (the MicroFest format in Helsinki and Prague)

Ostap
Transcribe any audio to the sheet music and learn how to play it (Beginners)
You have a favourite song, and want to play that on your instrument but don't have the sheet music? It's not a problem! I can help you to transcribe the music and write it using a special software on my computer. You will get your own version which is written especially for you according your level and your skills. If you are accordionist I can help you to read the sheet music and learn the song you chose.

Francesco
Music Lessons Guitar/Bass , Production , Composition , Music Theory
Hi my name is Francesco Emery and I recently graduated from Salford University where I specialised in Guitar/Bass , Music Production and Composition . I have 5 years teaching experience and I strive to make the lessons fun and as simple as possible so that you can understand and easily apply what we learn to your own creative project.

Liliane
Teaching music, piano solfege and oriental and western music theories via the Internet and for all ages
Diplomée du conservatoire national supérieur de musique (liban) et faisant partie du corps professoral du conservatoire , Je suis un professeur de musique et d'instruments expérimenté avec plus de 20 ans d'expérience dans l'enseignement solfidental è , de la formation et de la théorie musicale orientale et occidentale). ou j'enseigne ces disciplines à un grand nombre d'étudiants.

Dominyka
Piano and Music Theory Lessons with a Certified Teacher (Beginner/Intermediate levels)
Dominyka is a professional musician: a singer, singing and piano teacher that is currently based in The Hague. She plays piano, violin and writes her own music. Over the past decade she graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands with Bachelor's and Master's degree in jazz singing and in pedagogical minor studies. I am very communicative and patient. As I hear from my students, they say that they enjoy my classes very much! I believe that each student should embrace what they would love to play, and I would consider to be open to what student wishes to play. I am very adaptable with my teaching methods to each individual because everybody process information differently! You can expect to have a great time, and learn each lesson something new! In my lessons: * You will learn how to read the notes * You will learn how to read the chord symbols * You will learn how to play chord progressions * You will learn how to play melodies with both hands * You will develop the rhythm sense * You will learn how to connect your emotions into your playing * You will be confident on how to practise on your own * You will learn how to control dynamics * You will be able to accompany yourself * You will increase your memory * You will be fluent in music notation * You will learn to improvise * You will feel freedom while playing See you soon!

Federico
Classical and Jazz Piano, and Composition Tutoring
I am a composer, pianist, teacher, and researcher currently based in Berlin. I hold a Bachelor's degree in jazz piano from the Conservatory of Vicenza, Italy, a Master and a PhD in composition from the University of Leeds, UK. In 2011, I attained a scholarship as promising student of the Conservatory of Vicenza. From 2006 to 2009 I was volunteer at a special needs-school, using music as a form of therapy. From 2013 to 2015 I studied Piano at the Conservatory ‘Prince Claus’ in Groningen, The Netherlands where I worked mostly as a performer. In 2019 my CD ‘Breaths’ was released by British label Another Timbre. My pieces have been broadcasted by Keith F’eM, Concertzender Radio, and Radio 3 and my scores have been published in IM–OS Improvised Music-Open Scores and THE MASS. I've been teaching piano, music theory, improvisation, and composition for 12 years now. When teaching I always attempt to organise targeted lessons that cover varying musical aspects depending on the students' skills and preferences. I teach either online or at my place in Berlin, Mitte.

Daniel
Learn the flute and master improvisation
Learn to play; to decipher the scores and improvise by ear or by reading and analyzing chord charts. This course will adapt to your level of play: simple harmonies for beginners and more complex depending on the degree of mastery of the instrument. This course also includes a thorough introduction to harmony.

Luciano
Drum lessons ONLINE - Learn at home playing your own kit - Low fares
Hello guys! My name is Luciano. I am a drummer/percussionist from Argentina. I am available for ONLINE lessons. With me you get the chance to have personal lessons and learn drums & percussion online for a real low fare. I'm currently tutoring students from Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland & Belgium. I offer - Customized lessons. I will personally design a program according to your level and musical taste. - Experience. I have a lot of experience teaching people of all ages and skill levels. - Lessons for all levels. You can start from scratch or you can improve your playing. - Love for teaching. I like teaching and I have a lot of patience to explain and make sure you understand how to do the exercises. - Selected educational material. We will work using a variety of sources: audio, video and books. I have a drum studio equipped with acoustic drums and percussion with proper sound equipment to bring you the best audio quality. Let’s put more music into our lives! Looking forward to hearing from you.

Gema
Learn Piano and Improvisation and practice other languages :)
The most important matter that I could write here about is my passion to teach. I've been teaching already for more than 10 years, from kids to adults. I'm a classical pianist, but I am opened to other musical styles. What I want you to get from your lessons with me, is not only a huge knowledge of theorical stuff or a great technique, I would like to show you my musical world, the imagination and inner exploration that is required to understand and to love music in a whole new level. Once you have found them, it will be very hard to quit playing! The class duration: You can choose! 20 minutes (Great for the youngest : 3 years old) 30 minutes (Ideal for young beginners from 4 years old) 45 minutes (Intermediate+ adult beginners) 1 hour (Intermediate and combined with some Music Theory) I use different methods depending on: 1) The goals of my student 2) The language that we will use on class 3) Age and musical preferences: I start to teach children from 3 years old, we make games and they learn to play through musical stories that I have created throughout my pedagogical career.

Natalia
Music Lessons / Piano Lessons / Music Theory in Erpe-Mere (Burst)
I have been giving private music lessons and fortepiano for a long time. In addition to my classical music education in 2000, I obtained my bachelor's degree in psychopedagogy in 2006. This year I am interested in expanding my practice to include more students with special needs. I learned about the different ways music can help students with special needs. It helps them express their emotions and develop their memories and self-regulatory skills. It can show them strengths that they might not otherwise find during their school day. It can also open their eyes to a whole world of expression and beauty, enriching their lives. I find out what works for a particular student, what distracts them, what motivates them, what helps them focus and sometimes just learn how to relate to them. As a music teacher I enjoy working with the special needs students with autism and visual impairment

Geertje
Music lessons, private lessons, easy and fun
Musicwonderland is easy and enjoyable and with great enthusiasm :) Violinwonderland, easy and fun. After a great international career, I love to teach everyone the violin! It's easy and based on the right moves that give the right sound directly :)

Kirstyn
Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone or Theory Music Lessons
Music lessons available to all students of any age and ability. Lessons cover a range of topics including developing musicianship skills, learning theory (written) work, aural (listening) training and much more! I teach all genres of music. I am a registered member of the ISM and have experience working with ABRSM, Trinity and London College of Music theory and practical exams.

Antonio
Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory lessons by enthusiastic tutor and performer
Enthusiastic guitar tutor and performer. I started playing classical guitar at the age of 6, and my formal musical education began at the age of 9 when I started attending a music school in Croatia. After 6 years of primary school, I continued studying classical guitar at a secondary music school in Varazdin, Croatia. During that period I received training in classical harmony, Counterpoint (polyphony), Solfeggio, Music history and gained plenty of experience in orchestral playing and choral singing. I decided to continue my musical education in Manchester where I was studying for an undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music and currently I am studying at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague. As a performing guitarist, I have successfully participated and won prizes in a number of international competitions in the UK, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Hercegovina. Although my studies are primarily related to classical music, I am comfortable playing and performing music in a range of other styles and genres. I am also experienced with mandolin and Croatian folk instrument called tamburitza.