What is composition?
Composition is the ability to create music, whether it is a melody line, a pop song, a classical piece and a film score – basically any type of music you create is a composition!
What are the benefits to learning composition?
Composing music is a great way to learn how music works! Regardless if you’re new to the world music or a veteran, the skill to be able to understand how music is made and then create it yourself is always beneficial.
Being able to create your own music is a great way to supplement your already existing instrument lessons. Having creative and expressive freedom with music is always a great feeling!
Become a future famous composer is a long way. Let’s start from today!
What is music theory?
Music theory is how we make music! It consists of the rules of music, how to make good sounding notes, how to write them down as well as how the concepts of music work.
What are the benefits of learning music theory?
No matter what instrument you play, music theory is always important! Music is a universal language, no matter if you’re a singer, pianist or drummer – we all use the same music!
Theory is crucial for anyone studying a musical instrument and is paramount to developing a well-rounded musical knowledge.
Within instrument lessons, it can be tricky to find balance of time in a lesson to both learn the instrument and music theory. The benefits to having more time dedicated to music theory is often undervalued, as it crosses over all instruments and teaches us more about this amazing universal language!
Are there any grades and/or exams for Theory?
Yes there is! Music theory and musicianship both have AMEB grades which are written exams that follow at a similar pace to instrument exams.
What is ear training?
Ear training (more commonly known as aural training) is the ability to listen to music and recognize what it is whether it is a note, a chord, a melody line, a rhythm or a tone.
What are the benefits to ear training?
Much like music theory, ear training is important for all aspects of music. Being able to recognize intervals, chord sounds melodies and harmonies! Ear training is already a part of most instrument exams, so learning it more in depth will help your grades!
Skills covered in the curriculum:
Song writing skills
How to use DAW’s (digital audio workstation) and digital interfaces
Music harmony and voicing
Analyse composer works
Learn to write in multiple music genres
The ability to improvise and shape musical solos
Characteristics of musical styles
Different musical forms
Chord chart writing
Bookings and Payments:
- * For the first lesson, you’re welcome to pay as a one-off before you decide to continue thereafter.
- * All lessons are pre-paid in either 5 week or 10 week blocks. This excludes casual lessons. This will be your permanent time the following week and thereafter unless you notify us of any cancellations/changes. We run in accordance to the NSW Public School terms (https://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/key_dates/vacations.html).
- * All lessons within school terms must be completed. However, students are entitled to 1 make-up lesson for every 5 week package purchased per NSW school term (with compliance to our cancellation policy). Late arrivals will run into lesson time.