For those seeking to develop the creative side of their nature, it has been proved that writing music has a dramatic effect on a person’s learning experience and development. Learning how to compose can be fun, enjoyable and productive; it develops the creative and logical sides of our minds simultaneously. People who can compose will improve their ability to express themselves freely and can develop their sensitivity and creativity.
Music is a Universal Language. When perfecting our skills in a verbal language, we have to start with the letters of the alphabet, and learn how to put them into words. Then we can work on sentences, paragraphs and finally the construction of a whole essay or story, in which we put the whole of what we have to say into a logical format.
Pieces of music work in the same way. We learn the notes and rhythms, then put those elements together to make musical phrases, then assemble them to make sections or movements; then move to the completion of a musical piece in a proper form. Before we come to the first steps of composition, or if we wish to develop as performers or composers, we have to learn basic music theory, and to understand the elements of the universal language that all musicians use.
STAGE 1: MUSIC THEORY
Your music theory lessons will be conducted on a one-on-one basis, for children or adults. The duration of the lessons is from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your preferences.
Young beginners are advised to start with one-on-one lessons for half an hour. More advanced students, for example those undertaking exams for Grade 3 and above, would benefit from lessons lasting from 45 minutes to an hour.
I teach all grades, starting with early beginners up to postgraduate degrees, including preparation for auditions for University, and for AMEB, LTCL, ABRSM and HSC exams, including practical, theory and aural components.