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.
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Gabriela - Guadalajara$58
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.
Piano · Music composition · Music theory lessons
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: 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: 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
Alexis - Montreal, 10$28
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
Accepting new students ages 3 - adult in studio or online! Mission is to provide music lessons, educational classes, and life enrichment at an affordable price to anyone interested, regardless of ability, disability, aptitude, or cognitive ability, and to foster connections between students and families for individual and community growth. Piano lessons focus on hand/wrist health, proper technique, exploring a love of music, how music works, different musical types and genres, why things work together they way they do, and composing music if interested. We individualize lessons and work with students as a team to reach goals they set for themselves. We encourage students to select additional pieces that they’d like to learn, teaching technique and skill while working on fun songs, too. We simply go at whatever pace is comfortable for you and go step by step together. We often upload audio/video to help during practice and are available between lessons to answer questions.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Piano
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
Barbara - Montreal, 10$29
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: 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
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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Joel - The Hague, Netherlands$44
Trusted teacher: I am a professional classical pianist, accompanist, singer, and composer with a Bachelor's Degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and a Master's Degree at the Royal Conservatorium in the Hague. For 6 years now, I have been teaching students of all levels between 5 and 60 years old. Lessons are based on your level, interests, and goals. Together we can find out if you are keener on classical repertoire, or if you want to play your favorite pop-music, some beautiful soundtrack from a movie you like or compose/improvise new pieces. With my experience in teaching diverse genres, I will help you explore the music that you like. The central pillars I always work with are technique and creativity, which are much more connected than you would expect! While we advance, I also introduce the basics (or more deeply, if you are interested) of music theory to learn to communicate with each other in musical terms (chords, keys, score reading, etc.). And above all, the goal is to enjoy and have fun!
Music composition · Keyboard (music) · Piano
Sebastian - Colombia$13
Trusted teacher: I'm a teacher with a master's degree in music, and I have played piano for at least 20 years now. As a musician I work in classical piano and composition. My classes are for anyone who wishes to improve his/her level on this instrument, or to learn it from scratch. I focus on strongly developing musical reading at the same time as piano technique, to achieve an improvement in level quickly and effectively. During the COVID-19 sanitary emergency, I only teach online classes,
Music composition · Music theory · Piano
Ivan - The Hague, Netherlands$49
Trusted teacher: The class is for: - beginners who want to start their journey in music - intermediary musicians who wish to improve their skills - for highly educated musicians who want to perfect their knowledge. The class includes songwriting skills in POP, ROCK, JAZZ and many other styles of popular music as well as compositional skills in writing CLASSICAL, FILM, THEATER music. I specialize in both popular music and classical music. The class includes both theoretic knowledge and its practical application with students instrument of choice. The class also includes skills in guitar, piano and percussion playing.
Song writing · Music composition · Music theory lessons
Daniel - Paris, France$33
Trusted teacher: I am multi instrumentalist (saxophone, flute, keyboard) composer and arranger (SACEM member since 2012), excellent improviser. This course will allow you quickly, whatever your instrument and your technical level, to understand and master the sequences of chords and the articulation of the musical language according to these sequences. Beyond the theory you will learn to develop your ear to identify harmonic structures. This course also includes an introduction to the history of jazz.
Jazz music · Music composition · Music theory
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
Alan - Groningen, Netherlands$38
Trusted teacher: I am a music composer and theorist. I have been working for 10 years with Sibelius Software. With this lesson, you will learn everything you need to know to be able to write, copy, arrange, and compose music scores, from baroque to contemporary music writing. You will also learn to create and engrave professional scores and parts as well as good quality digital performances of your works, using MIDI language and music libraries.
Music composition · Computer generated music · Music theory
Gema - Spain$33
Trusted teacher: 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.
Music theory lessons · Music composition · Piano
Riza - Utrecht, Netherlands$42
Trusted teacher: This class is most suitable for you: If you are willing to get into Electronic Music Production. You are interested in Techno, Tech House, Melodic Techno. You are a listener and have basic knowledge about electronic music. You already started making music on Ableton Live, but you couldn't actually finish a track yet. You already produce on different DAW's but want to learn how Ableton Live Works. You already released tracks and willing to further enhance your knowledge about both Ableton Live and Electronic Music Scene in general. You just want a couple of sessions to get professional feedback and advice about your work.
Music composition · Ableton live · Computer generated music