Music Composition Lessons and Services
Music composition lessons and services were established online in 1996 to provide composers with an option for studying the art of composing music that goes beyond simply learning about composing a melody and plugging in harmony. We provide access to composition lessons to students around the globe, at a time and schedule that works for even the busiest composer. As the first website to provide online music composition lessons, we have developed an effective system for teaching students how to compose music based on research, experience, and education.
"To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them."
Unlike other music composition courses available online, we never mass produce our lessons. Composers that want quality instruction and highly individualized feedback benefit from our personalized instruction. We provide highly individualized lesson feedback based on the students needs, interest, and current knowledge of composition technique. Students accepted into the studio receive dedicated attention, detailed feedback, and guidance to improve the student composer's understanding of what works in a composition and what needs improvement. We don't believe in one correct way to compose music, but many composers fail to see the fundamental flaws that affect the overall effectiveness of their compositions.
Students learn how to create professional quality music compositions that adhere to industry standards for music notation, voicing, originality, style, and overall composition. Online music composition lessons create an atmosphere that allow students to apprentice and receive mentoring in a flexible online environment. Composition students never need to worry about getting pushed into one particular style of composing. Our instructor believes in training the student to improve composition technique and knowledge of music, and that by doing so, the student's works and style naturally emerge over time. A composer's unique compositional voice can't be rushed, and only time, experience, and the proper guidance can help a composer improve.
Composition students submit assignments and receive feedback in “The Composers Studio”. The online studio provides an opportunity for members to post music compositions, receive advice, and network with other composition students. Whether you are an amateur or a professional composer, lessons provide the necessary instruction to help you realize your potential as a composer.
Composition Lesson Benefits
Online Music Composition Lessons
Access to The Composers Studio
Private Music Composition Courses
Tri-Annual Music Composition Seminar
Original Music Composition Resources and Articles
Music Composition Services
Apply for lessons now to begin studying music composition and improving your craft.