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Music Composition Skills - GCSE, A-Level & for fun!

Composition is one of most exam boards requirements for GCSE and A-level Music. In particular, to write a piece ranging from 2 - 3 minutes in length for either solo or chamber groups of instruments.

I am majoring in composition at university and I specialise in tutoring music for students taking GCSE and/or A-level, having studied and taken these A-levels through the AQA Exam specification. Composition may appear overwhelming and it is my aim that my students will be able to find the beauty in writing music and being able to cope with the stresses of writing music; by equipping them with both the necessary skills of writing music, but also how to push through the various challenges that come with it (And perhaps most importantly, how to achieve excellent marks for your coursework)!

If you also want to know simply how to write a piece of classical music, write a song or even if you're just starting out in writing music, you've come to the right place! Let's get you writing some music!

Extra information

Bring a Laptop, music writing software and/or music sheet paper and your creative minds!

Location

At teacher's location: South Hanningfield, Chelmsford CM3 8HP, UK
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

Hello, I’m Jasper, a university student studying C.M.T (creative music technology) at the University of Surrey. I am a multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, Bass Guitar, and singing as well as being a producer and composer, specialising in film scoring composition. I am your new composition and music theory tutor! Being your composition and music theory tutor, I would be able to teach you up to grade 6 theory and how to write songs, classical pieces in classical forms, film score techniques, Bach Chorales, Theme & variations and many more! I would be more than happy to teach online via Zoom or via FaceTime.
All the very best, I look forward to hearing from you!

Education

I studied at Felsted School in Essex where I took both Music GCSE and A-level. I have since moved to further study music at the University of Surrey, majoring in composition.

Music GCSE: A*
Music A-level: A

Experience / Qualifications

University BSc Creative Music Technology
Film Scoring: 7 total credits; Professional & Student films
Piano Diploma
Music Theory grade 5 & 6
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!
Bach Chorales, the bane of any music student! I specialise in tutoring music for students taking GCSE and/or A-level, having studied and taken my GCSE and A-Levels through the AQA Exam specification (and taking Harmony Studies at University). My aim is to help students calm and help them to see past the convolution of Bach Chorales and eventually see the value they will have for their musicianship in their future. In this class, you will be able to understand the basics of western harmony and how it evolved into classical pieces through from Mozart & Chopin to Hans Zimmer and Charlie Puth! This class is also designed to help students who may be struggling or want to better understand 4 part harmony and how to write better chorales to secure their Music A-Level requirements! You will learn a variety of composition techniques to reduce the amount of stress it takes to try and solve the rubix cube that is a Bach Chorale, and also learn how to apply what is learned into further composition, should that be the goal! Don't worry if you are just starting out, I can help you take out the daunting part, and show you how useful these skills will be for you as a musician!

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  • Instructor since June 2020
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