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Learn how to compose music for film, TV, video games, and other visual media

Writing music for the film is fun, rewarding, and forever in high demand. With the huge surge in the number of streaming platforms, video content creators, advertisement campaigns, YouTube Vloggers, Podcasters, Instagram influencers, etc, is a composer who can write to picture, and to a brief is a sought after skill.

However, it also challenging and demanding, and doing it effectively requires an understanding of several key components which I

With many years of experience in writing music for various visual mediums, I can provide tuition to those starting out, or help enhance the skills of those who have been composing for a while but want to specialize in syncing their music to the moving image.

My classes will focus on the following scoring techniques:

- technical aspects of composing to picture on a computer
- understanding a brief
- analyzing a scene
- identifying and conveying the correct emotion
- writing in different styles and genres

I will also touch upon several key business aspects, including:

- getting started in the industry
- working with clients
- how to deliver your music
- negotiating budgets

This is not an exhaustive list, as I will cover many more aspects in my classes.

Extra information

My primary digital audio workstation (DAW) is Logic Pro X, but my classes are still suitable for those who use work in other workstations.

Location

At teacher's location: South Croydon, UK
At student's location: Around Croydon, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
30 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am an award-winning composer who can write in a wide range of musical styles and genres across differing visual mediums. I have written music for numerous short films, for commercial use and for several stock licensing agencies. I also compose, produce, mix and master all my own music.

I am a guitarist, but I also own and play various other acoustic instruments, mainly to capture realism and authenticity in my music. As a sound designer as well, I blend non-traditional instruments with found sounds and electronics to achieve a unique tone and voice.

I am also a published composer with UK based publisher, EditionDB, who hold the scores to some of my concert music.

Education

I have completed a BA in Music Composition degree at the University of West London.

I have since completed a MA in Professional Media Composition with ThinkSpace Education.

Experience / Qualifications

I have taught music composition for film for several years to multiple age groups.

I also teach guitar to beginner/intermediate level.

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