I am an emerging composer offering my services in teaching students about the basics of composition and giving them a clearer understanding of the spectrum of compositional practice. As a composer myself, I work in a variety of styles - mainly contemporary classical, but I am able to teach students about a vast collection of genres, ranging from ancient music to ethnic music to popular music. I am offering these services to take place both at my home studio and at the Victorian College of the Arts library (and the State Library Victoria). I will work with students on projects, ranging in instrumentation, length, style, and complexity. Students will be encouraged to use handwritten manuscript styles of practice alongside learning how to use notation software such as Sibelius - this will tie in with skills of score-layout used across both mediums, as I pride myself on neatness. Students will be given "homework" of score-reading and listening each week, which will be for their benefit and understanding. Score-reading will be a part of lessons that I encourage students to look into the detail of the works being studied, and also taking a holistic approach to musical creativity.
Music theory knowledge is not compulsory but will enhance the students' experience. I will introduce theory throughout the lessons anyway, but a basic understanding is preferable.
Even if all you need is a more youthful opinion, or just need a helping hand on a big work you've got coming up, please feel free to seek me out and I'll be happy to help.