Composition Lessons

"Works of art make rules, rules do not make works of art” 

Claude Debussy 

Whether you are new to studying music composition or an experienced composer, I can take your writing to the next level.  Lessons in composition are personalized to the student's interests in music. Because there are many topics to cover in the study of composition, I first analyze a student's original music to determine where to begin.

Here are some topics I cover in composition lessons:

·      Melodic writing and form in music

·      Understanding harmony and voice-leading

·      Aural skills and transcribing

·      Arranging techniques for jazz and pop music

·      Counterpoint

·      Orchestration


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