*** Composition lessons with Dr Jonathan *** I am a composer and educator based in South-East London who has recently obtained a Ph.D. in composition from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, having previously studied at Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. My passion for music feeds directly into my passion for teaching, and I hope that I can inspire as many people as possible to deepen their love of music by learning to understand it from the inside out. I have been teaching music for over 10 years both in schools and as a private tutor, ranging from interactive workshops with primary students to university-level one-to-one composition. I have previously been the resident composition teacher at Eton College (2015-17) and City of London School for Girls (2017-20), as well as delivering workshops at schools around the country in a visiting capacity. I am as comfortable working with students taking their very first steps in theory and composition as I am with those who are more advanced and can teach across a variety of styles and genres including classical, jazz, rock, and musical theatre. As a tutor, I always seek a student-led approach, adapting content and delivery to individual tutees’ needs. Above all, whether in theory or composition, I always try to enthuse students by conveying my own love of music and encouraging theirs. No element of music or musical development can be considered in isolation, and so I seek to link up whatever a student is working on with their wider musicianship and listening – classical or otherwise – to put things into context. Another important part of my teaching practice is preparing tailor-made resources for students which are theirs to keep, ensuring that any material covered can be revised and consolidated. The core of my composition teaching is of course discussing and dissecting students’ music, but alongside this go technical exercises, score analysis, music history and live listening which feedback into the compositional process and put the music written into context. Most importantly, I meet students on their own stylistic ground, helping them to achieve the best possible realization of their personal artistic ambition while also encouraging them to listen and explore as widely as possible.
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Trusted teacher: In this class, you will learn how to go from being overwhelmed by a Logic Pro X, to having the techniques of music production at your finger tips; wether it be from writing film scores to hip-hop beats! I specialise in writing music with computers and have got over 4 years of experience of writing with DAW's and for an extensive range of genres, from pop, to experimental music. If you're just starting out and want to know how to use Logic Pro X, this class is perfect for you! You will learn how to create excellent sounding music, mixed and mastered to professionalism!
Computer generated music · Music composition · Audio production
Alex - Coulsdon£37
Trusted teacher: Music Production for Beginners My personally designed Music Production course is aimed at complete beginners who have the desire to discover how to compose, record and produce their own music. The course is structured in a way that will enable you to make the style of music you love. It is ideal for aspiring composer’s, producer’s, musicians and sound engineer’s. For this course you will have the opportunity to learn either Logic Pro or Ableton Live (GarageBand is also an option to get you underway), both are industry leading digital audio workstations (DAW). Each session is tailored to your personal interests and goals, exploring both the theory and practical applications of working techniques and practices, in order to provide you with a solid foundation of the overall production process. Lessons are held one-to-one to allow you to learn at your own pace and receive the resources and support you require. I will continuously keep track of and review your progress so that your objectives are always being pursued. Here is the overall course content: Which music software is right for me? An introduction to Music Production An introduction to using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Inputting MIDI – Piano playing & drum patterns Working with and editing audio Basic Synthesis & Sampling Recording & Mic techniques How to arrange your song Using effects and automation Basic music theory An introduction to Mixing Personal support and guidance throughout Create the music you love Who is it aimed at? This course is for teens and adults of all ages who are complete beginners. It may be for you if you wish to consolidate the knowledge you already have. Please see the Further Music Production course or contact me directly if you would like to discuss further.
Music composition · Keyboard (music) · Computer generated music
Private Singing Lessons are taught with care for developing voice with a focus on resonance breath control, intonation, development of high and low registers. The private vocal student will explore various genres of repertoire, allowing the student to discover his/her voice and learn how to prevent damage to the vocal cords. Each private singing lesson will be comprised of both technique as well as application to a song in order to prepare the student for performance.
Singing · Voice (music) · Music composition
Music making and theory, some history about music and woodwind instrumental lessons if required. Theory books are a useful tool, but I have plenty of resources to share to get us being proactive creative. I offer private woodwind lessons too.8
Music theory lessons · Music composition · Children's music
Marcos - Chelsea£45
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
Music composition · Music theory
Elisa - Harringay£30
Trusted teacher: I offer private music theory tutoring lessons to students of beginner level of different ages Depending on the student's final goal we adjust the knowledge and skills that we focus on with the student. I mostly focus on classical music theory, but can also provide an introduction to jazz and pop music theory. My goal as a teacher is to keep and increase the students' love for music as well as to offer necessary and appropriate knowledge/skills to keep the student challenged and of course, enjoy the fun of music!
Music theory lessons · Music theory · Music composition
Trusted teacher: I specialize in tutoring piano, keyboard, music theory, music history, music composition and orchestration. My lessons vary according to the student, so nobody gets tired or frustrated. There is always a reward for good work and with very low pressure levels there is always progress and success.
Piano · Music theory · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Hello, I'm Elizabeth a highly experienced piano, clarinet and music teacher with eleven years school teaching and Head of Music experience. I provide online and in person (at home) tuition for piano and clarinet (beginner to advanced), and music theory (ABRSM), as well as coursework, exam preparation and general tuition for GCSE, A' Level, BTEC and UAL Music and Music Technology. I adore teaching and am passionate about music. I differentiate my teaching to ensure my students succeed and will work closely with you to ensure you progress and enjoy your lessons. As a musician I have worked as an accompanist and clarinettist as well as a music producer, and incorporate creativity and mindfulness into my daily practice. I received my PGCE (with OFSTED Outstanding in all categories) in 2009 and hold a Masters in Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music. Please get in contact if you are interested in working with me.
Music composition · Computer generated music · Sound (music)
Lou - Peckham£34
Trusted teacher: I am a guitar teacher with 4yrs experience teaching both privately and for Eric Lindsey Music in Catford. I am also a professional songwriter, performer and recording artist. I am offering lessons in person in Brockley, South East London, or via Zoom, Facetime or any other online video platform. I have graduated with a 1st Class degree in BMus Popular Music from Goldsmiths University of London. I can teach a range of styles including folk, classical, jazz, rock and alternative, pop, punk, and can cater to a range of needs, whether you’re starting grades, want to learn to read music, understand scales/music theory, or want to just learn some songs (or even how to write/perform/record some yourself!). I have experience teaching a range of students of different ages and abilities and will work to make sure the lessons revolve around what you want to learn, whilst improving your playing for the level you are at.
Guitar · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: My method is ... LEARN BY MAKING YOUR MUSIC! The student will learn techniques, stylistic elements, tricks ... already by working on his first tracks: to keep motivation and satisfaction high, the result is always visible! The lessons are face-to-face and personalised according to the level of experience and the musical style of the student. The presentation of the information is clear and accompanied by practical examples. I'll show you how to: - use Ableton Live, - program and control synthesizers and virtual instruments, - use microphone and sound card to record your voice and your instruments, - process sound with effects (plugins) and optimize it for diffusion (mixing and mastering), - make your songs, from start to the last details. I also speak Spanish, French, German and Italian.
Computer generated music · Sound (music) · Music composition
Leon - Cambridge£41
Trusted teacher: I am a friendly, patient, and professional Piano, Composition, Production, Music Theory, and DJ teacher from London, based in Cambridge. I have 11 years of teaching experience, and have taught pupils from 5 years old to 65! I began composition lessons with Darren Bloom at Forest School, Snaresbrook, and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, followed by a place at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where I completed an MMus in Composition in 2019. My previous tutors include Richard Ayres, Wim Henderickx, Richard Causton, Edwin Roxburgh, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler, and Howard Skempton. I have also taken master classes from Rebecca Saunders, Mario Garuti, Anna Korsun, and Colin Matthews. I was the winner of the Orchestre Nouvelle Generation Composers Competition 2016/17, and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize 2015. Distinguished ensembles and performers who have performed my works include the DoelenKwartet, HERMESensemble, Syzygy Quartet, Ossian Ensemble, Noszferatu, Decibel, David Le Page, Patrick Johnson, Sara Minelli, Rowland Sutherland, and Colin Alexander. My compositions have been featured at world-famous festivals including the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam and TROMP Percussion Festival and at venues such as Kings Place and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, as well as various venues throughout Europe, North America, and South Africa. In addition to classical composition, I also write advert soundtracks on a regular basis for clients such as GHD, Lanvin, Japanese Vogue, Mariana Jungman (London Fashion Week), Cent Magazine, and Face Lace. I have completed a number of scores for award-winning short films 'Wanted' by Graeme Montgomery, and 'Genesis' by Beatrix Haxby. I am also a bassoonist, having studied with Adam Mackenzie (New London Chamber Ensemble) and John Orford (London Sinfonietta). I was a member of Essex Youth Orchestra for four years, and have written a new repertoire for the instrument including a number of Concert Studies and also a Bassoon Quartet. I am also an active DJ under the alias 'Delian Sound', playing eclectic sets from Garage to Jungle. I studied with international artists including Kasey Riot and Noah Priddle at the London Sound Academy and have performed in venues such as SET, Dalston alongside artists including Chiminyo and D’vo. Tutoring Experience: 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 through positive word-of-mouth. Between April-July 2017, I was contacted by a local primary school to give small group lessons in Piano and Guitar. Alongside my studies in Amsterdam, I continued to teach a similarly wide age range of pupils. Since 2019 I have taught Composition & Musicianship at the Saffron Walden Centre for Young Musicians. I have an Enhanced DBS check, available upon request. Tutoring Approach: My philosophy in Music Tuition is to improve the student's technique through exercises and pieces which they enjoy. I also provide 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.
Piano · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Hi, I'm Giacomo and I'm currently in my 4th year studying Electronic Music at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In this class we will look at various production techniques specifically in Ableton Live and Logic Pro X, synthesis and mixing/mastering audio but tailoring these techniques to fit whatever projects and tracks you're working on.
Music composition · Sound (music) · Computer generated music
101 and small group settings where burgeoning lyricists or songwriters can start to flex their talent in a safe and honest space. I am a songwriter of 6 years experience, having written with unsigned and signed artists at every skill level. I've taken ideas from the drawing board and handed them over to producers as fully formed songs. Lessons typically run for an hour as we: - Bring and share ideas (or the lack thereof) - Gather up some inspiration - Write together - Dissect our favourite songs.
Music composition · Writing · Voice (music)
Everyone can sing, everyone can write music. It's all around us; it's a form of self-expression that we all have inside us, just like verbal communication and language. If we understand music, we can speak it as well. It's only a question of how to structure what's in us, and what tools we can use to express it.
Voice (music) · Song writing · Music composition
Having spent many years as a Songwriter and Music Producer for many major record labels, I am excited to share my expertise and knowledge. I have a full background in all types of Music production from DAW based to working in large Analogue Studios to tape. In addition to this having a Masters Degree in Classical Composition from the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama means that I have a full and thorough grounding in all aspects of music. Over the last few years I have been tutoring masterclasses both Online and at various universities so I am very keen to share my knowledge with more people.
Sound (music) · Computer generated music · Music composition
I'm a composer of electronic music, cellist and artist. I have been teaching at university and privately to a wide range of students from children to adults. I can offer introductory lessons in composition using music technology, cello performance, music theory and history. My aim is to foster creative practice, critical thinking, individual growth and wellbeing through the experience of music-making. The teaching methods I use are based on humanist theories where my role is that of a facilitator. As a teacher, I see myself as supporting students’ individual creative development and my approach changes according to each student’s learning needs and backgrounds. Reflection and evaluation are key principles I adopt in my teaching practice. Exchange and dialogue allow students to reflect on their own and others’ work, to put their practice into context, and to critically engage with the subjects taught.
Sound (music) · Music composition · Music theory
I specialize in teaching music theory and piano, especially for songwriters, drawing from my background of classical piano, my MA in songwriting, and my career as a published singer/songwriter. I assign creative exercises as homework, and I try to not let any question unanswered! For instrumentalists, we will look at the piano and some of its different techniques - classical, jazz, accompanying yourself, with focus on what the student actually wants to learn. For songwriters, we will go through music theory basics, and then basic harmony until we will be able to construct own our songs.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Piano
I have extensive training in music and singing and have attended The Brit School, gaining Triple Distinction* as well as Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where I graduated this year with a first class honours degree. For five months of my degree I was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study Norwegian folk music at The Grieg Academy, Norway. This trip helped to sculpt my music and my current projects take a lot of influence from folk as well as free jazz and free improvisation. I have taught privately for two years after training for eight years. I teach budding vocalists of all ages. I have helped prepare students for exams as well as encouraged students back into singing after years out of practice. I like to take a creative approach with students, to engage with them about short and long term goals as well as encouraging them to keep practice diaries to document their progress and for self evaluation. I am very passionate about teaching as I believe it is one of the most rewarding activities - watching someone grow as they learn not only the basics of technique but when they start to develop their own sound. I believe I am an inspiring teacher and firm but fair when it comes to homework and discipline. I provide support to the students and have received feedback showing I am encouraging and helpful after each and every lesson - “ 5/5, Fantastic lessons - Rowan is great at giving feedback and at helping me set, review and achieve my personal goals. I always come away believing I have improved my knowledge and feeling inspired.” Jasmine Gorsuch, previous student. Over the last couple of years I have performed in many settings in the UK, Norway and China and have invaluable experience gigging with various ensembles. I can help students with how to lead a band confidently once they are at that level. I am also proficient in teaching composition and music theory as well as some more advanced jazz theory and harmony. I also have knowledge in music business and event planning as well as how to market yourself as an artist.
Jazz music · Voice (music) · Music composition
Music classes suitable for complete beginners who would like to learn how to play the piano / keyboard. Friendly and experienced instructor. Fantastic music to play. Opportunities for performance or qualifications if desired. Challenge yourself and learn a new skill!
Piano · Keyboard (music) · Music composition
I specialise in private violin tuition and music theory tuition for people of any level of experience from beginner to intermediate level. My aim is to work with my students in a personalized lesson format, teaching them new pieces, grades, furthering their current skill set and introducing them to new challenges in the musical world. I work with a wide variety of styles and musical genres encouraging practice and progression within and between each lesson, ensuring my student is satisfied with its content.
Violin · Music theory · Music composition
As a professional guitarist with years of experience playing many different styles of music, I am able to specialise for each student and the style they want to play. Whether it is Rock, Metal or Acoustic Pop, I am well versed in the various techniques and stylistic sensibilities to help students play what really excites them. And that's the most important thing since music is so subjective! The student always comes away with a goal for the next meeting so that there is continuity and enforces the importance of everyday practice.
Guitar · Music composition
Music theory can be taught at any age and is a great way to really understand music. Whether you are learning an instrument or want to try your hand at composition, music theory is the foundation to all things musical. Classe are fun and upbeat, using a lot of interactive methods of teaching. Classes are suitable for those with additional learning needs such as dyslexia, autism, ADHD and Down’s syndrome. Classes can be tailored towards sitting theory exams if desired or internal testing is available.
Music theory lessons · Children's music · Music composition
I am a qualified guitar, vocal and production tutor. I specialise in contemporary styles for all classes and have a modern and interactive approach to teaching music. I cater to each student individually and prefer practical rather than theory based learning.
Voice (music) · Sound (music) · Music composition
Being a music producer means to be able to make immortal all your own emotions. Fl studio in my opinion is the best digital audio workstation in terms of usability, clarity and versatility. It is perfect to create any genre you want, pushing you to avoid to use the usual loops and trying to build amazing original and professional traks. I work in this field for 7 years and I released a lot of tracks with different labels (like the impressed music of New York), in addition I produced a lot of tracks for numerous artists. So... Become a professional music producer with me and let's make music! (I can teach even by video call)
Music theory lessons · Sound (music) · Music composition