Composition lessons are for anyone who wishes to compose music, for any instrument, emsemble and/or electronics music.
My teaching method combines various approaches and styles, supporting practice with theoretical knowledge, and most important developing creativity and helping the student in making their imagionary visions come real.
For each student a different palate of tools is offered, according to the student's musical wishes and ambitions.
I teach the basis of western-music composition - theory, harmony, counterpoint, score-reading, solfege, rhythm, analysis and more.
Further I suggest broad overview of world, jazz, pop, new/contemporary music, various styles in electronic music (popular and experimental), improvisatory compositions, graphic notation, text and game pieces, music for theater, film and dance and interdicsiplinary works which combine music with other art fields.
Leon HaxbyProfessional Piano / Composition / Music Theory Lessons in English
I am a friendly, patient and professional Piano, Composition and DJ teacher from London, currently living near Amsterdam. I began composition lessons with Darren Bloom at Forest School and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where I graduated with a BMus in Composition in 2015. I am now studying for a Masters degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx. My previous teachers include Richard Causton, Edwin Roxburgh, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton. I have also taken part in masterclasses with Mario Garuti and Colin Matthews.
I was the winner of the Orchestre Nouvelle Generation Composers Competition 2016/17, and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize 2015. My scores are held in the Royal Academy of Music and American Viola Society libraries, and my pieces have been performed in various locations throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and South Africa.
In addition to classical composition, I have also completed a number of scores for short films, and composed the soundtrack for Marianna Jungman's show at London Fashion Week in 2014. Other collaborators include Jeff Leyshon, Andrew Delaney, Zena Holloway and New York-based photographer Graeme Montgomery. I have been commissioned to write soundtracks for Japanese Vogue, and Cent Magazine.
For DJing I specialise in Techno, Dubstep and Drum & Bass music. I was taught by Noah Priddle and Kasey Riot at the London Sound Academy where I completed a course in 2017.
From 2009-2011 I taught Drumkit to students aged between 10-15 at a local Rock & Pop School. I've also been involved in a number of music courses for children between 2009-2014 as a Supervisor / Sound Technician.
In 2016 I began giving private lessons, and built up a group of over 20 pupils ranging from 5 year olds to adults. Between April-July 2017, I also gave private and small-group music lessons at a local primary school.
Approach to Teaching:
My philosophy in Music Tuition is to improve the student's technique through exercises and pieces which they enjoy. I also provide a general music education as I believe in a holistic approach, and increasing their passion for music which will increase their motivation for practice and improvement.
Jorisgitaarles Amsterdam Oud West guitar lessons acoustic/electric
Gitaarles voor beginners is er op gericht om géén verkeerde gewoonten aan te leren in de beginfase. De gitaar is een makkelijk instrument maar iets afleren dat niet functioneel is valt altijd zwaar. We gaan meteen muziek maken zonder noten te hoeven lezen. Akkoorden, slagjes en tokkelen, dat is waar het om draait!
Mijn naam is Joris, ik speel al 30 jaar gitaar en daarvan geef ik er 7 les. Mijn sympathie gaat uit naar die leerlingen die zijn gevallen voor de klank en de vorm van de gitaar, die met heel hun hart houden van muziek en die willen spelen voor zichzelf, first and foremost!
MarcoMusic Production and Theory: Everything you need to know.
My name is Marco, and I am an Italian composer and sound designer working and living in Amsterdam. I studied Classical and Experimental Composition at the Conservatory, and then Communication Sciences and Technologies, and Sound Design at the University. After that, I spent the last 8 years producing music and sounds for advertisement, short movies, tv shows, documentaries, theatre, art installations, and so on.
This gave me a broad knowledge of how to write music in every different style, and how to do that fast.
This class starts with my experience, but I really want the students to build their own personalized plan, choosing on which of these areas to focus on:
-Arranging for Orchestra
-Introduction to Piano
-Introduction to Music Softwares (DAWs) and Plugins
-Electronic Music and Beats Production
If you need to take lessons at certain times excluded from my timetable feel free to contact me anyways and let's see what we can arrange.
Hope to hear from you soon!
IagoPIANO LESSONS: What about learning how to play the piano? (in person and online)
Piano, the instrument used by the romantics to make their most beautiful music, but also by the most experimental and modern composers to create their amazing music. Isn't it a great instrument to play?
With more than 5 years of experience teaching in music schools and 8 years as a private piano teacher, I developed an efficient and "fun"-focusing way to teach how to play the instrument. Every student is different, so also the way to play and learn shall be different, which makes every single lesson special and rewarding.
I also offer the possibility of teaching in groups: if you want to know more about this option.
I hope I become the teacher you want and need!
MertSound Design, Composition, Song Writing, DAW (Ableton,Logic,ProTools), Mixing & Mastering, Music Production
As an experienced working composer, sound designer and producer in the business (from any form of media to music production, art installation) I would love to share my knowledge with people who has ambitious and passion to learn more about 'music' or just basically want to improve their 'sound' and taste in 'music production'.
I can help you to improve your skills with any topic of :
*Mixing & Mastering
KlaasPiano- en improvisatieles en muziekproductie in Amsterdam
Vanuit mijn studio bij de Berlagebrug geef ik pianoles aan beginners en (half-)gevorderden. De lessen vinden plaats aan een Yamaha vleugel en wanneer een stuk goed in de vingers zit, kunnen we daar dus een professionele opname van maken.
Zelf ben ik in 1992 als docerend musicus afgestudeerd aan het Hilversum's Conservatorium (tegenwoordig Conservatorium van Amsterdam) in de richting lichte muziek, oftewel jazz en pop. Dus bij mij leer je niet alleen noten lezen, maar ook akkoordenschema's en -als je wilt- improvisatie. Of we zoeken samen een liedje uit dat je graag wilt spelen en maken daar een mooie bewerking van. We kijken samen eerst naar wat je precies wilt leren en stemmen daar de lesstof op af.
Ook kan ik je helpen bij het leren componeren en produceren. Ik werk met Pro Tools en Logic Pro X.
Voor klassiek pianoles verwijs ik je liever door naar iemand anders.
Luís TassoBassoon (Baroque/Classical and Modern), Theory, and Composition Lessons
I am a bassoonist and composer from Australia who is available to tutor in Amsterdam. I teach not only the ordinary modern bassoon but also historical performance, whether that would be on period instruments or otherwise. I am also available to tutor music theory and composition for all levels.
I have won prizes in both bassoon and composition, including the Royal Schools Music Club Anniversary Scholarship, the Bendat Family Foundation Composition Scholarship, the Royal Over-Seas League Arts Travel Scholarship, and the Catholic Arts Chapman Scholarship.
I have also been part of a variety of ensembles, including the MAPLE wind quintet, Tura New Music's Breaking Out Ensemble, and orchestras in Australia. I have had the incredible opportunity to write and arrange for many ensembles with very different instrumental combinations such as Piñata Percussion, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of St George's College, and Trinity College, Perth.
As a teacher, I strive to develop students to become inspired by music and to always seek a deeper understanding and appreciate of music. I am open to teaching any student so long as they can hold an instrument comfortably!
TatianaLearning MaxMSP/ Ableton/ Music Production/ Electronic Music
This class is for musicians interested to develop their work with electronics by using the computer. With the softwares Max/MSP or Ableton Live I can give you the tools to program your own electronic tracks and effects for live playing of for editing them after recording your music.
AndreaClassical Guitar Lessons from Conservatorium-Trained Teacher
Hi, I’m Andrea!
I’m a professional classical guitar performer and educator from Sydney, Australia. I have been developing my music teaching business for over 8 years, through which I teach a wide range of styles, levels, and ages. Lessons are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each student, whether the focus is on classical guitar performance, chords, pop/rock, jazz/blues, or Spanish-style fingerpicking. Music theory, composition, songwriting, improvisation, sight-reading, and preparation for high school exams or University auditions are all options that can be incorporated into lessons.
I have plenty of experience with young children and teenagers as well as adults, from complete beginners to advanced players. My teaching philosophy is holistic in that I strive to help my students become well-rounded musicians with a range of listening, reading, improvisation, and analytical skills, while of course carefully choosing repertoire that will cater to the student’s taste as well as their abilities. Pop/rock guitar, blues and jazz improvisation are also options as well as classical training.
SethLearn music techniques, piano, theory or composing music
With my music lessons, I can come to your home to provide lessons. We will learn reading music, making small compositions, as well as learning piano skills. I encourage all levels of musicanship, and intend for students to work hard to achieve their goals!
ThomasComposition with Tom – Create Your Own Unique Music
I am an Amsterdam based 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.
Currently a masters composition student under Richard Ayres and Willem Jeths at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, I have a Bachelor of Music (Hons) Composition degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where I completed all of the harmony and counterpoint electives, and prior to this was accepted into Chetham’s School of Music as a joint principle study composer and trumpet player. I gained my ABRSM grade 8 piano at this time, after obtaining my grade 8 cornet 3 years prior. I have won multiple awards, including the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition in 2013, and my varied and diverse music has been played by ensembles such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, and European Youth Brass Band; broadcast on radio and television both nationally in the UK and internationally; and performed for royalty and at events such as the BBC Proms and the Total BWF Badminton World Championships.
Furthermore, I am also passionate about conducting others works as well as my own, rehearsing ensembles of all standards, ages, and varieties, organising events, as well as tutoring – a former pupil gaining a place at a prestigious specialist music school in the UK before going on to study at a conservatoire. I have been described as clear and inspiring, being able to give students confidence in their work. “Tom kept me stimulated and inspired in moments when I would run out of ideas, and created structure and direction in moment when I felt unsure with what to do.” I also enjoy my work as a BBC Proms Inspire ambassador, which involves assisting at workshops, advising and mentoring young composers.
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 (child’s) musical goals and ambitions. 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!
HeatherLeer piano, muziekcompositie, en/of Engels in een ontspannen sfeer
Ik geef pianoles aan studenten van alle niveaus en leeftijden. Mijn doel is om de leerling student uit te dagen maar niet te overweldigen. Ik geef theorie les ook tijdens de piano les, en geef ik ook theorie huiswerk. Ik maak individuele afstemming van manier van lesgeven op de behoeften van de studenten. Daarbij ben ik ook componist/singer-songwriter, dus als je wilt je liedjes of muziekstukken verbeteren, kan dat ook heel goed doen.
Ik kan ook Engels lessen geven. Ik heb een jaar ervaring als leraar voor Engels als tweede taal. Ik vind het heel leuk om mensen te ontmoeten en hun Engels te verbeteren!
PhilipYour Favourite Popular Songs on Guitar for Beginners (Not Currently Available)
*NOTE: This class is not currently available due to being abroad, Thank you for your interest! -Phil
Music is a creative and fun way to express yourself. What better way to learn a new skill by learning some of your favourite songs?
By taking this course, I will guide you through Guitar chord basics, understand popular song structures, no previous music theory is required!
By providing me with your favourite tunes, I will also walk you through the process of "reverse-engineering" the track in order to recreate the music at your own pace.
I am a professional musician from Montreal, Canada and I have performed and produced albums with Folly & the Hunter (CAN) and Geoffroy (CAN). I have major touring experience and I am currently performing music in Amsterdam.