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.
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!
PatrickAbleton Live - Getting your ideas down into a workable format to create a full working track! No prior knowledge needed!
I specialise in making music with the computer when there isn't a whole bunch of theory knowledge there. I can teach you to quickly and efficiently make that tune in your head into a reality, then turn that into a full track.
If you have tried a few tutorials or courses and they didn't fit with you because of all the engineering jargon and theory based approach, this course is for you! I learnt to make music because I was hearing all these songs in my head but wasn't good enough at any instrument to materialise them. Ableton allowed me to hash through ideas, jam with them, then finally turn them into a full working track.
I think there are a lot of people like me that just need to express what they have in there head and Ableton is by far the best program for that. It is very intuitive, "jammable" and so much fun!
For me Ableton is my instrument.
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 in 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.
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!
TomJazz Theory, Composition, Improvisation, Keyboard skills
I am teaching a practical course in Jazz Theory, beginning from the basics of music, moving to the ability read, analyze and improvise over jazz standards, and ultimately to the composition of original pieces. I am also experienced and available to teach piano lessons, or as an editor for written (text) work, e.g. research papers and theses in English.
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!
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!
PhilipYour Favourite Popular Songs on Guitar for Beginners
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.
KateMusic Tuition: Piano, Music Theory and Composition lessons
Hi, I'm Kate! I've taught piano, music theory and music composition since 2014, and I'm studying music at masters level at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
I pride myself on my empathetic and patient approach, while also encouraging students to do their best and aim high. My students have gone on to do well in their exams and win competitions.
Don't hesitate to get in touch for a trial lesson! It's never too late to start to learn music, or pick it up again.