Trusted teacher: My classes are held online around the world. I can teach in English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, German or Portuguese. I am a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory in Russia where I lived, studied music and arts and worked as a ballet teacher, languages and music teacher. I have professional equipment such as cameras in different positions and degrees since it is essential that the student has different optics of both the piano and my body posture. We start with music theory and practice at the same time choosing pieces of preference for the student. The real objective of the class goes beyond the music per se ... but rather a spiritual-intellectual integration which results in genius through music! Music is the hook to touch the soul. Russian piano education focuses on fewer, more challenging pieces. The music will be learnt from memory and much of the learning is done through teacher demonstration. - Solfeggio First of all, what is solfeggio? Also known as 'solfège', solfeggio (sometimes called sight-singing) is the ability to read and sing music at sight. You may have heard this phrase before: 'Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do'. This is a method used to help musicians sight-sing. The Russian piano teaching method is often complemented by the use of solfeggio, and it is commonplace that when Russian teachers do use it, they use the fixed do, meaning C is always do, regardless of the key. With the British piano teaching method, solfeggio is less commonly used, and when it is, moveable do (the tonic is do) is used. As you can probably decipher, this makes the Russian method of using solfeggio much more challenging. - Attitude Without wanting to cast a generalisation across Russia, their learning method has been known for strictness, discipline and controversy. It leaves many wondering: Is the Russian way of learning the piano more demanding? Frequently, Russian piano teachers I work with joke about the harshness of teachers in their youth. The method is trying to achieve excellence in piano playing, but encouragement and discipline are used to varying degrees. I mix my adventuress, feisty, serious, exotic, disciplined and wild personality and the outcome are my classes!
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Barbara - Montreal, 10$30
Trusted teacher: Who is this workshop for? For anyone curious about sound, all music, music in general, who wants to manufacture, build, examine ... (from 12 or 13 years old). Do you need to know music theory? No. But familiarity with music of various styles can be of great help. DJ? "Electro" music? No ! We will not learn here to be a DJ or to compose “dance-music”, “electro” music in the commonly understood sense, not even songs. Do you need to know the computer? It is better if it is, but learning can be done at the same time as musical research. Is this course a software learning course? No. I give the basics (only on Logic Pro X or Garageband) to be able to compose but I do not teach the deep use of software. Is it necessary to have a computer? Yes ! A "workshop" rather than a class? The course takes the form of a practical workshop, listening sessions, criticism of works. By computer? Everything happens on a computer once sound elements of all kinds have been recorded. Editing, transformation, mixing on software designed for this. No software required. The proposed route can be adapted to any multitrack sequencing software. The computer is only a tool, it is the composer who makes the music. Practically what do we do? The composer works “from the sounds” that he has most often recorded himself. He chooses them, assembles them, deforms them, mixes them according to his project, at will. of his intuition, his ideas and desires, gradually builds a music. For those who wish and need it, exercises are offered which allow to approach at the same time techniques of realization and precise musical proposals. Composition / Invention It is not a question of declaring themselves all composers, but of affirming that we can all ask ourselves composers' questions, with both seriousness and imagination. To confront the game of a free invention. What musical orientation? What style ? This is a “musical research” process: seek to invent a music beyond traditional values - note pitches, regular pulsations, instrumental timbres - without forbidding all that. A “music of sounds”, in the broadest possible sense, a “music of all sounds “as opposed to what one could obviously call too simplified“ a music of notes ”. This choice, which apparently seems to shake up musical uses, is nevertheless part of a tradition of more than a century and rich in a repertoire that is too little known and which has had various names: - Electroacoustic music - Concrete music - Acousmatic music - Contemporary music Finally, we each have a precious tool to never forget: our ear, and a fascinating and rewarding job to lead, questioning about oneself.
Sound (music) · Computer generated music · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Target: Compose, arrange, orchestrate, mix, edit, and master a score for a short film (5-8 min). This course provides an overview of the world of film music integrated with reading musical notation and using musical composition software including, but not limited to Logic, Pro Tools, Sibelius, Finale, or Dorico. Many aspects of film music will be discussed, including history, famous composers, the process of film scoring, and how music and its relationship to film have changed throughout the last century. Instructional methods will include reading, lecture, group discussion, projects, and film viewing. An existing competency in creating music, combined with a thoughtful awareness of drama and human emotion will be critical assets to draw upon from your own background. You should be comfortable with the features and workings of their DAW (digital audio workstation) of choice, be it Logic, Pro Tools, Reaper, or any of the other programs that can manage a host like Kontakt and MIDI. You should have the following prerequisite musical and technical skills: Ability to read music. Basic experience with MIDI sequencing and digital audio software for producing and finalizing musical mock-ups (MP3) via sample library. Ability to create final audio mix within a QuickTime movie and submit.
Music theory · Music composition · Filmmaking
Trusted teacher: Multi-award-winning composer with a wide educational and professional experience in Europe and the US. We can work on original ideas & projects as well as go through arrangements & transcriptions. I help students navigate orchestration, harmony, counterpoint, solfège, ear training, and score reading. Let's start with a conversation about your goals/needs/interests and we can get started!
Music theory · Music composition
Trusted teacher: This class is for students wanting to perfect different aspects of their film composition technique. I am a film composer working in Hollywood under the name of PHAR. On the tech side of thing : - Discuss your home studio equipment, your production (Logic, Cubase, Ableton or Pro Tools), your plugins, kontakt libraries, mockup creation, custom templates, live recording, mix, mastering, export STEMS etc. Composition : - Serving the picture, tempo maps, beat mapping, time signatures, attention to sound design and dialogues, harmony techniques, use of modes, orchestration, film music history, arrangement, use of instruments, electronic music, synthesisers (hardware & vst, modular) Live recording : - Relationships with filmmakers, demoing, MIDI clean-up to export to Sibelius or Finale, STEMS to Pro Tools for live prepping, role of the composer during recording session, conducting, mix and record hybrid pieces (combining live instruments and samples). Business - Importance of networking, giving your price, legal/tax, writer's share, film business, expansion advice, commercial techniques, communication, IMDb credits, website creation. Each class is designed for the student's needs.
Audio production · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Hello! I am a Baltimore-based violist studying at the Peabody Institute of Music. My primary goal in teaching viola is to help people make progress as efficiently as possible, with whatever intensity feels right for them. I encourage scales and a small technical regimen for sound production and conditioning, to go alongside practicing repertoire using a method that makes it simple to play cleanly and expressively. Understanding the logic great compositions are built with is essential for making that music truly come to life, so I am a big proponent of teaching music theory as a part of lessons. For beginning students, developing a good musical ear and enjoying exploring the possibilities of the viola always comes first.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Viola
Discover how music works. Whether prepping for exams or just curious as to music's inner machinations the student will study trends in music theory from the the Middle Ages to our present day and use the knowledge to unleash their own creativity. The student is encouraged to let their musical imagination run wild! Studies will focus on the student's interests and can include an emphasis on film scoring, song writing, arranging, jazz, orchestral works, and more. Discover how to write for every instrument and every ensemble. Schedule your first lesson today!
Music theory · Music composition · Music theory lessons
Trusted teacher: What do you love to listen to? How do you create music that expresses the music that has deeply influenced you? The "how do you create that" is where technique, or music theory, shapes what compels you. There are a variety of techniques because there are a variety of sound possibilities (jazz, rock, classical, etc.). "In order to create that" music in your head, the basics of music have to be learned: pitch and rhythmical relationships. The most basic examples of pitch relationships are melody and harmony. If my availability works, I will gladly take in anyone who desires to explore all the basics and beyond. I greatly hope that any student considering lessons will read all of the information provided about myself on Apprentus. I will not begin a lesson with any student who does not answer the first five questions. Now, I believe I've covered enough ground for potential students to understand what my lessons will be about. So for now... enjoy the sounds and Au revoir!
Music composition · Music theory
Alexis - Montreal, 10$29
Trusted teacher: If you are looking to get started with Computer Aided Production, you have come to the right place! A musician who has always been passionate about electronic music and also a guitar teacher, I have a pedagogue spirit and I like being able to pass on my knowledge. I like to provide a relaxed atmosphere and I can adapt to a lot of different kinds of electronic music. This course is aimed at musicians and those interested in learning to compose music entirely by computer, from scratch. I established a lesson plan allowing to start from the minimum and thus to go over all the important stages, from the composition to the arrangement, until the mixing and the publication of the pieces or of a final project. Beginner to advanced level, the training includes: -Ableton Live software basics (Workflows, configuration, interface & shortcuts) -Basics of musical production (Write a melody and a chord progression, structure a song according to the style chosen) -MIDI basics (Use of VSTs, insertion and configuration of external instruments) - Sound Design basics (ADSR basics, use of layering for virtual instruments, sample processing) -Using audio effects (Review of available effects and how to integrate and use them effectively) -Learn to mix a song and / or a complete project and prepare the mastering of the latter (Gain staging, spatialization, frequency sweep and use of compressors, mixing templates and use of a reference track) -Publication of projects (basic mastering, study on the different broadcasting and music streaming services) The goal is to acquire the right basic knowledge in a short time, in order to be able to be autonomous on the creation, the publication and the management of your own projects. I teach the lessons, either: -At my home directly, I have a small studio in my apartment, not far from downtown Montreal; -At your home, the costs are a little higher due to transport; -Remote by webcam with sound and screen sharing I give a first lesson of one hour at the start of the process so that I can take the time to discuss your project and determine the objectives together. Contact me directly to discuss your expectations! Alexis
Music theory · Music teacher training · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Learn how to compose music from a professional award-winning classical composer. In addition to composing, Chris also works with students on music theory and music technology - including notation programs, MIDI sequencing, DAW's, recording, and more. Online over Zoom, Chris lets students choose what kind of projects they would like work on, and then workshops those compositions with the student from their original idea to a completed work. He is flexible in his teaching and works with students who have a background in reading music as well as those who do not read notated music and want to learn how to compose music in a DAW like Garageband, Logic Pro, Cubase, or Ableton. Chris also has a rich background teaching Music Theory at both the high school and college levels. He has prepared over 50 students for the AP Music Theory exam as well as taught college courses in more advanced music theory.
Computer generated music · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: I have a degree in piano and a diploma in teaching. My progress to the piano was possible to the academic combination together with the support of great composition and improvisation professionals. With the mixture of both aspects, I have managed to interpret the great masters and understand the work together with its resources. My wish is to share this knowledge with you, through the material that I offer in the classes, and in a pleasant way for any member of the family. In my case, I started with the piano, followed with the guitar, and later became a music producer and composer in various musical styles. arranger and transcriber of scores.
Music composition · Music theory · Piano
Marcos - New York, NY$81
Trusted teacher: I am a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where I lived since 2009. Individual lessons enables me to tailor and adapt my teaching to every pupil's needs; helping them to learn the repertoire or skills that each individual requires. I cover styles such as classical, contemporary, pop, jazz and film music. I have prepared and entered pupils entry exams/auditions of conservatoires and music colleges of Spain and Europe as well as for composition competitions as I have won more then 30 awards myself and have been adjudicator of some composition competitions. I was also a professor in the Music faculty at Madrid's 'University Centre TAI', the Trinity Music Academy in London and The Conservatoire of Barcelona I
Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Emerging composer and full-time university student offering composition and performance tutoring, as well as music theory lessonsMethodology In composition lessons, I am very much about students finding their own voice and engaging with all types of music - not pigeonholing themselves into a certain practice. I methodically break down students work and give input on how to engage with certain musical language devices and theoretical boundaries; and also how to overcome these. Theory lessons are similar to a normal instrumental lesson, or like a school even. I teach students the theoretical knowledge through ear-training practices and written tasks - sometime compositional sometimes theoretical. Professional Summary Music producer bringing 20 years of experience arranging and creating musical pieces. Expertise in Sibelius, Cubase, Ableton Live with proficiency in variety of instruments Artistic direction to musicians and writing musical scores for Tango, Jazz, Latin and Contemporary Classical Music. Committed to encouraging creative musical thinking and arranging music to create a unique and original sound. Arranger for Chamber Music, Big Band, Rock, and Orchestral formations.
Jazz music · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Hi! I'm Mona, and I'm an experienced music instructor of over 10 years with a high focus in piano and music theory. I'm incredibly passionate in teaching piano while incorporating proper music theory education, competition, performance, and technique. I tailor my lessons based on your needs to make sure you are enjoying your studies while becoming a well-rounded musician. I also can score almost any song (regardless of the instrument) so you can learn how to play your favorite pieces on the piano! I am qualified through completion of Certificate of Merit, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from UC Irvine in Cognitive Psychology and Music Research & Development.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Piano
Learn how to play the piano through composition! My unique and comprehensive music lesson curriculum is a fun, challenging, and exciting way to learn. Lessons include piano performance, theory, composition, analysis, and listening. Take lessons today to develop total musicianship and a lifelong love of music.
Piano · Music theory · Music composition
The goal of SLS is to teach a way of using the voice freely and clearly anywhere in every vocal register. This technique allows an effortless use of the voice, allowing artistic expression and connection through all registers. Singer-songwriting coaching: Song revision - Style - Melody & Lyrics - Vocal Arrangement - Variations Guitar and piano The goal is to teach the students the technique of singing and playing simultaneously, as well as style revision.
Guitar · Music composition · Voice (music)
Trusted teacher: Start to learn the guitar today and learn with an excellent teacher! Cole's teaching methods are very engaging, methodical, and very effective. You would want a teacher that is kind, outgoing, and very qualified to show you or your child the way right? Well hit him up today and he will provide awesome lessons to you anytime!
Music composition · Children's music · Guitar
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João - The Hague, Netherlands$42
Trusted teacher: I have a master degree in music composition at the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag. I have been working in music composition for 10 year. This is a class where you are going to learn how to work with your own composition ideas as well get acquaintance to new composition tools and approach. This is open for different types of music approach: - contemporary classical music - electronic music production/Ableton (any style you want) - Music for Cinema (theory and how to do mockups with samples) -Generative Music (Using max/msp and reaktor)
Computer generated music · Music composition · Music theory
Danny - Antwerp, Belgium$41
Trusted teacher: English Translation: contact me please SONGS generally consist of chord and text lines. But where does that information come from and how do you make something out of nothing? How do you make that one great hIT or how strongly does your new song affect your love? Well, that's called "inspiration processing" and how does that work? Well, I'll tell you that in my course. If you already play the guitar or piano, you are one step ahead. Your instrument is like a trampoline that offers you more options to go further and higher. Most 'songs' are born at the craziest moments. A good songwriter his / her antennas are always open :-) and for some it is a continuous activity. During my course I teach you through all sorts of tips and tricks (including: Travel Chord Duo Method - One Four Five and minor input - Key Word Designation and Relative Chord Progressions etc.) how you can achieve strong songs. For me it is a daily activity and I have been writing all my life for others and sometimes for myself. All in all I have sold more than a million copies worldwide as an author / composer / performer. Is that little or is that a lot? I do not know. It doesn't interest me that much anymore. I want to share my knowledge about how to write a song with motivated people who want to go further than just replaying others' songs. Whether they get stuck somewhere during composing and who are not afraid to seek advice. Music is a life flirt. There are only two types of music: good and bad ... Do you have a foundation of chords, do you want to know how to make a good song .....? Just book an hour to get started. That is the scan hour. Are we lying together and is there a click? If you book and I confirm, then you also know who I am and where I hide :-) Not satisfied after the first 'lesson'? Money Back. Danny
Voice (music) · Music composition
Julien - Paris, France$35
Trusted teacher: No matter what genre you like, by taking my course you will learn how to manage the different stages of music production. I detail it in all aspects: mastery of the software, choice of sounds, composition, structure, mixing, effects. The objective of the courses is the acquisition of artistic as well as technical skills. I teach the following software: FL Studio, Logic, GarageBand, Ableton, Cubase, Pro Tools. I adapt to different profiles: age, level, pace, style, goals. I give lessons via webcam on Google Meet which allow sharing of the screen, as well as the sound. This has the advantage of allowing people to share their screen and their software sound with me from their computer.
Computer generated music · Music composition · Audio production
Gonçalo - The Hague, Netherlands$42
Trusted teacher: I specialize in teaching about Music and how to play the Guitar. In class, I always make the effort of understanding what are the goals and interests of all students, as well as their own skills. This way we can address the issues at hand more effectively and make sure the student never loses his/her interest and focus in music and his/her instrument. I believe that an honest and friendly relationship between teacher and student is essential for this exchange of ideas to happen more clearly and fluently, and so I do my best to make everyone feel comfortable enough to share their own thoughts freely. I offer good and personalized classes. This means that there will special care with your interest in music and guitar, all basic skills will be worked upon and strengthened, all specific requests and ideas will be addressed, both improvisation and interpretation can be developed and exploring potential, achieving goals and having fun are main priorities. Come and enjoy learning more about Music and Guitar!!
Music composition · Music theory · Guitar
Ryo - Berlin, Germany$18
Trusted teacher: Hello, Electric & Acoustic Guitar tuition from complete beginners to advanced. (Also Ukulele lessons would be available if fancy) I'm an experienced live and session musician and graduated from Tech music school in London UK. I have recently moved into Berlin. I've been a member of RGT(Registry Of The Guitar Tutor in UK and now in Germany). As well as I currently hold the Electric Guitar Exam Grade 8, RGT Teaching diplomas DipLCM(TD) and RGT ACLM(TD). RGT is an UK-based music teaching organisation and offers a wide range of internationally recognized exams, in partnership with London College of Music Exams (one of the world's most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated by the University of West London. If anyone considers taking up the guitar exams and become a qualified guitarist, I can back you up. Any styles, pop/rock/blues/jazz/funk/classical guitar etc. Whatever songs/riffs/comps/(16th note) strumming patterns (lead guitar/rhythm guitar) harmony and music theory, solfeggio(aural) and so on. Lessons will be tailored to you. it's not brain surgery. it's going to be a lot of fun! I can travel to your house or you come to my place. Also Skype lesson would be available. Lessons are always for students. So enjoy playing the guitar and lessons to move up to next level. Any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks for reading and look forward to working with you. You can't afford to miss it!! cheers Ryo
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Guitar
Trusted teacher: Composer of electronic music since 2001, I developed a pedagogy specific to electronic music since 2005, in particular within the Technopol, Hadra and Musiques Tangentes associations, for an amateur or professional audience. I also graduated from the Pantin conservatory in electro-acoustic composition. The idea is to work on your own compositions, identifying the techniques that can help you progress. The ideal is to undertake this work over the long term, but it can also act as a one-off aid. I mainly use Ableton Live 11 software with Push2, but we can also work on Logic, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, etc.
Music composition · Sound (music) · Computer generated music
Thomas - Cradley Heath, United Kingdom$49
Trusted teacher: Hello! I am a musician offering tutorials in piano, trumpet, cornet, harmony, counterpoint, theory, and other general music-y things in English! I’m also available to direct rehearsals and concerts. As a composer I have a diverse range of skills. Whilst most of my work is contemporary classical concert music, I have a good grounding in tonal harmony and am experienced in writing music more typical of past eras and for events such as opening ceremonies and medals ceremonies. I also have knowledge of jazz, having worked in this genre. Lessons comprise of me examining the student's work, discussing it with them (how they've written it, what decisions they've made, what they wish the music to do and be), as well as discussing any suggestions I have to further enhance the effectiveness of the music and their ideas. Lessons can also involve examining works by other composers, giving the student inspiration and knowledge, as well as learning about different compositional techniques, which can include ways to deal with harmony, rhythm, texture, structure, and development of ideas. Please contact me to chat about your/ your child’s musical goals and ambitions and to arrange a lesson. I am able to travel to homes and offices and have a flexible schedule to meet your needs! I have also taught over Skype in the past, where there’s the option of screen sharing, making it possible to demonstrate things on screen. Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon! Thomas
Chris - Neuchâtel, Switzerland$39
Trusted teacher: Having had the chance to produce music in many countries around the world, I gained some experience that I now want to share with others. My name is Chris. And I welcome you to my training, which will allow you to compose your own music, and even mix it to give your compositions the best possible quality! On the program: Sampling, recording of instruments and voices, creation of music of all styles, challenges, promo and many other surprises.
Sound (music) · Music composition · Computer generated music