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Level Up Your Game

With Private Lessons

Composing is a skill just like any other and can benefit from a bit of guidance. Working with an experienced teacher can help accelerate your learning curve so you can begin writing the type of music you want to, much sooner.

 

Each lesson is tailored specifically to your needs and goals. After every lesson, you will receive  a lesson plan with: 

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1. Detailed notes on everything we covered. 

2. A video recording of the lesson

3. Recommended homework assignments and exercises to  immediately apply what you've learned. 

To Apply: 

- Fill out the application form below. 

- Email tabletopcomposer@gmail.com with any additional questions you have. 

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Sheet Music

Common Topics

Harmony

How do I write an effective chord progression? How do I harmonize a melody? How do I keep my chords from getting boring?

Melody & Form

How do I come up with a good motif? How can I turn it into a full melody? How do I turn a simple idea into a full piece? What about counter melodies? 

Orchestration

How do I arrange my ideas for orchestra? What layers do I use? What instruments would work? How do I make it sound the way I want it to? 

Film Scoring

How do I write a character them? How do I portray emotions with my music? How do I tell a story with the themes that I write? 

Free Resources

I've uploaded 200+ videos on my YouTube Channel Tabletop Composer. You can find playlists on chord progressions, melody writing, orchestration, film scoring, and more!

FAQ

1. What kind of students do you accept? 

I've worked with students of all different experience levels and backgrounds. However the best type of student is the one with a clear goal in mind. For example a student that wants to learn how to make their arrangements sound clearer will get much more out of lessons than a student who just wants generic feedback on their music. The more clear you can be about what you want to learn, the more specific we can get with the lessons. 

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2. Do I have to know how to read music? 

Not at all! There are no software requirements for lessons and I have experience teaching with both traditional notation and MIDI notation. As long as you have a way to share your work and a reliable process to write new music, there should be no issue. 

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3. How often are lessons? 

As often as you'd like. I've worked with students that meet anywhere from once ever three months to multiple times a week. It all depends on your goals and how frequently you want to meet. 

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4. What are your rates? 

If accepted, my rates are $90 for a one hour lesson, or $250 for three one hour lessons. 

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