Learn composition online with our online composition teachers

Online composition lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn composition online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons. Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced composition lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.

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BAH Teacher #1075

"My job as an educator is to share my love of music and knowledge."

BAH Teacher #1545

"I teach my students to be open-minded and versatile musicians, and several of my former students have gone on to become professional musicians and music educators."

BAH Teacher #1431

"When we play music we interact with each other in a co-operative way."

BAH Teacher #2730

"I strive to provide an environment for my students to be active and engaged to accomplish musical knowledge effectively."

BAH Teacher #3009

"Music is ultimately a universal language anyone can learn. "

BAH Teacher #2955

"It is my mission as a teacher to inspire students, regardless of age, to experience life more fully through the process of understanding music, and making music."

BAH Teacher #2305

"I believe learning music should be relaxed, flexible, fun, and focused. "

BAH Teacher #2106

"I am passionate about helping students see the big picture of what it means both to learn and to enjoy music!"

BAH Teacher #576

"I will open the door to musical discovery showing my students a world of music undiscovered!"

BAH Teacher #1923

"I truly believe music should be fun and enjoyable."

BAH Teacher #2565

"I give my students the tools, encouragement, and guidance to follow and discover their passion for music! We play what makes us excited, I'm here to help along the way"

BAH Teacher #2965

" I believe that building a strong, positive, and professional relationship with the student allows the student to be comfortable during music lessons."

BAH Teacher #1908

"I am keen on helping students develop their own style according to your personality and tastes. "

BAH Teacher #540

"My enjoyment teaching others is easy to see!"

BAH Teacher #947

"A teachers job is not necessarily to give you the answers, but sometimes to encourage you to think and dig for the answer yourself.."

BAH Teacher #2986

" I aim to facilitate and support my students to achieve their goals not just in their own work but in their own career and provide them the resources they need."

BAH Teacher #2355

"I encourage and supports students to follow that curious spark and discover their musical voice. "

BAH Teacher #2936

"Learning music should be a fun adventure, and I will be here to provide my absolute best guidance."

BAH Teacher #2647

"Everybody learns differently and I believe in finding the method that works best for each individual student."

BAH Teacher #1417

"Music is an important skill that cultivates creativity and cognitive thinking. "

BAH Teacher #1548

"A good foundation must understand key factors and basics. This class will help you advance as a piano player, progressing slowly to the top. "

BAH Teacher #807

"I strongly believe that proper musical training is essential not only to those aspiring to become professional musicians but to "every" single human being. "

BAH Teacher #1301

"My greatest delight is when a student excels in his/her own capabilities and has demonstrated a keen interest in a particular kind of music they can call their own."

BAH Teacher #2225

" It's very important that the student enjoys or has a connection to the pieces they play. "

BAH Teacher #523

"I can teach all styles, from beginners to advanced, classical to jazz, and will prepare you for RCM exams. "

BAH Teacher #2130

"I am a great believer that every student will require a different approach depending on their personality and their interests."

BAH Teacher #2512

"I am a member of the Suzuki Association of Americas and my philosophy is every child can!"

BAH Teacher #2838

"I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you on your musical journey!"

BAH Teacher #3110

"I believe playing drums is not only an art to learn but also a lifestyle."

BAH Teacher #2484

"My lessons are all about using skill and perseverance to conquer goals!"

BAH Teacher #2843

"I believe that creativity and enjoyment are the most important elements in cultivating a lifelong passion for music. "

BAH Teacher #2788

"Music is my life, and there is nothing I enjoy more than sharing it with people. It expresses the inexpressible and can heal divides between people."

BAH Teacher #2790

"Whether it is building proficiency on an instrument, learning to appreciate music as an art form, or finding a new hobby I truly believe that the power of music can be transformative. "

BAH Teacher #2796

"I can teach in a variety of musical styles: classical, pop, rock, jazz and gospel."

BAH Teacher #2773

" I accept students of all ages and abilities, and hope to bring you joy as well as a challenge in every lesson."

BAH Teacher #2869

"I believe that I owe it to students to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to my job in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in them as well."

BAH Teacher #2049

"Music education changed my life so I wanted to make a difference for others."

BAH Teacher #2824

"Student's music interests matter to me."

BAH Teacher #1028

"Music for me is a joy to teach, and therefore I believe it should be a joy to learn."

BAH Teacher #2999

" I want to bring my enthusiasm for music to the lives of many students."

BAH Teacher #3022

"My goal is to develop natural talents with fun and engaging lessons."

BAH Teacher #2591

"There is nothing better than to help someone get the love of their life back so they can get back out there on the stage and shine!"

BAH Teacher #3115

"It is important to be patient and create a sense of passion for the student. Music is an emotion and it's important to love what you study. That is the teacher's job."

BAH Teacher #2622

"I look at music as a language, a means to communicate our feelings and emotions. "

BAH Teacher #2603

"Teaching music provides not only skills and knowledge, but also opportunities for students to create strong communities, self-worth and meaningful relationships with one another."

BAH Teacher #2596

" I can teach you songs, but I like to teach my students the building blocks of music so any song can become easy to learn."

BAH Teacher #2625

"I would be happy to aid and guide you through whatever stage of your music journey you are currently in!"

BAH Teacher #3106

"I believe students will have a much more rewarding experience if they play that which they like and they listen to."

BAH Teacher #2991

"Every student brings something new to the table and I strive to use their individual strengths to build new skills in a way that is engaging, challenging, and supportive. "

BAH Teacher #2550

"I like my lessons to be fun and enjoyable so I can transmit the joy of playing music to my students. "

BAH Teacher #2566

"Let's have a great time while we learn to play our instruments and create music!"

BAH Teacher #3111

"It is always my goal to help the student enjoy music as a fulfilling aspect of their lives. "

BAH Teacher #2631

"I absolutely love teaching! I’m always fascinated to see the individual growth of each person, regardless of age. "

BAH Teacher #2545

" I constantly remind my students that they can learn/do anything they put their mind to."

BAH Teacher #2700

"My goal is to instill a fine sense of music appreciation, while at the same time, teaching students about the technical aspects of music. "

BAH Teacher #2522

"Teaching music creates a ripple effect with a positive result in the community and in the student's life. "

BAH Teacher #2518

" I want to help to shape student character, help to build critical thinkers, and equip students to make meaningful contributions to society."

BAH Teacher #2510

"That is precisely my mission as a music educator ; influencing people to be creative and better humans, that is why I teach. "

BAH Teacher #2504

"The extreme amount of happiness for me is when I see my students have learned what I have taught them. "

BAH Teacher #2626

"I love sharing my passion for music with students and seeing them form a passion for music making as well. "

BAH Teacher #2706

"My teaching philosophy is REALLY simple. Students. Are. My. Priority. Always."

BAH Teacher #3103

"I believe people learn better when they are relaxed and having fun."

BAH Teacher #3056

"I hope to share my innate love and passion for music, creativity and performance with others and inspire them to progress in their own musical journey."

BAH Teacher #3010

"Without joy, there is no music, and without music, there is no joy."

BAH Teacher #2889

"Music is the language of my soul, the very essence of the fabric of my innermost being. "

BAH Teacher #2881

"I believe in building strong relationships with my students and connecting with them at their level and ability"

BAH Teacher #2877

"My goals as a teacher are to help you learn safe and healthy technique, develop musicianship, as well as to inspire, challenge, encourage and support you throughout your musical journey."

BAH Teacher #2875

"I always aim to create an engaging atmosphere with my students while teaching because, as evidenced by research, that is how students will learn the best!"

BAH Teacher #2840

"My teaching method is fun and engaging using a variety of games and visual aids for class."

BAH Teacher #2818

"As a teacher, my goal is so encourage a love of music that will last a lifetime. "

BAH Teacher #2792

"I love music and would be delighted to share the joy of progressing with you!"

BAH Teacher #2765

" I will be glad to explore with you all the tones and colours possible on the piano."

BAH Teacher #3085

"Many of my students have advanced to University to study music, including to the University of Toronto, Western and Laurier."

BAH Teacher #2754

"My students achieve and maintain sustainable and competitive vocal techniques, according to their needs, goals, abilities, and levels."

BAH Teacher #2715

"Music is good for the soul, and an incomparable joy to learn and immerse yourself in."

BAH Teacher #2937

"I bring a real-world perspective to my teaching. "

BAH Teacher #2692

"Music will always be there for you when no one else is, and it will always be your friend even on days you feel the most alone."

BAH Teacher #3093

"I believe that every student is capable of finding their voice and using it to share what is most important to them. "

BAH Teacher #2657

"All of my lessons are centred around artistic expression, and the enjoyment of music."

BAH Teacher #2653

"As a teacher I strive to inspire and mentor each student with great attention to their individual goals,to build confidence and leave a lifelong love for music and art."

BAH Teacher #2487

"I aim to help students connect their ears and minds with their fingers in order to help them create their own music spontaneously."

BAH Teacher #39

"When you show a student how music knowledge translates into the music they are close to, they become much more excited about learning the language of music."

BAH Teacher #2479

"As a teacher, my passion is to instill a work ethic and desire into my students, all while keeping the fun of learning music present at all times! "

BAH Teacher #1482

"Music is no longer homework or a chore when it becomes fun and enjoyable. "

BAH Teacher #2150

"I like to set goals for my students, and help them reach those musical goals."

BAH Teacher #2136

"My approach is flexible, and I enjoy working with students to help reach their goals."

BAH Teacher #2127

"The development of a musical self is something complex and unique to each person."

BAH Teacher #2116

"My philosophy is to support students in cultivating a passion for music and their musical journey. "

BAH Teacher #2074

"My goal is for my students to develop an undying love for music in all of its forms."

BAH Teacher #2024

"My goal is to help develop or rekindle your passion for music that can last a lifetime."

BAH Teacher #1960

"I believe that music brings people together. "

BAH Teacher #1579

" I'm really patient and I like to focus on developing student's musicality, interest in music, and good piano technique."

BAH Teacher #1531

"Music is a lasting gift you can give yourself or your child."

BAH Teacher #1687

"My lessons are sure to inspire students of all levels and ages to embrace their musical development and groove hard!"

BAH Teacher #2207

" In my lessons I try to create a warm and welcoming environment."

BAH Teacher #1442

"I am extremely comfortable with all aspects of the RMC music syllabus, including performance (piano, oboe, saxophone) as well as theory and music history. "

BAH Teacher #1817

"I believe that all musicians deserve the opportunity to play music well and succeed. "

BAH Teacher #1309

"I base my teaching on a number of ideas and methods"

BAH Teacher #1570

"I very much enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for music."

BAH Teacher #1221

"It is important that the teacher makes the lessons engaging and interesting to keep the student interested in learning. "

BAH Teacher #1734

"I believe every musician should be equipped to engage with a sense of play at the instrument."

BAH Teacher #1861

"If you already love listening to music, imagine playing music. You'll see, it's magic!"

BAH Teacher #1874

"Music should be enjoyable and a passion."

BAH Teacher #355

"With my background in Orff and Kodaly pedagogy, I guide my students to develop a solid foundation and reach their musical potential."

BAH Teacher #1025

"My formal training in the United States and China makes me very responsive to learners of all levels."

BAH Teacher #2153

"I try my best to be a gentle, inspiring and creative teacher who will help you achieve your musical goals and aspirations!"

BAH Teacher #2115

"We learn music like we learn a language: by listening, imitating, and eventually finding our own voice. "

BAH Teacher #2474

"I keep learning from my students as they keep learning from my experience. "

BAH Teacher #2308

"My aim is not only to teach my students to play guitar but to help them develop a lifelong love of music."

BAH Teacher #2795

"Music has been such a strong part of my life, it has followed and enriched me in all aspects; studying, performances, practicing, teaching and tutoring. "

BAH Teacher #2745

" As a music educator, my primary goal is NOT to teach what I think is important, but to help my students to find what is important to them."

BAH Teacher #2394

"My philosophy as a teacher is to value optimism and encouragement over everything else."

BAH Teacher #2403

"I have in-depth knowledge and teaching skills of today's most well-reputed music education systems to youngsters."

BAH Teacher #2425

" I believe there is no better vehicle for developing human consciousness and awareness than music."

BAH Teacher #2428

"I believe teaching music should be fun and tailored to meet the goals and interest of each individual. "

BAH Teacher #2313

"As a teacher I strive to always keep the context of music present no matter what material I may be presenting."

BAH Teacher #2451

" I continue to demonstrate the ability to relate, communicate and encourage in a pedagogical environment. "

BAH Teacher #2272

"My approach is to challenge students to be their best and be themselves."

BAH Teacher #2379

"I strive to share a love of learning with students."

BAH Teacher #2277

"I am happy to teach Beginners, intermediate and advanced students of any age!"

BAH Teacher #2431

"When teaching music I make sure to find an engaging way for the student to find a balance between technical facility on their instrument as well as playing the music that they relate to and enjoy. "

BAH Teacher #1518

"I strongly believe that music improves all aspects of your life as it has made me the person I am today and that I couldn't live without music in my life. "

BAH Teacher #2825

"I think that everyone should get the chance to see if music can be as important for them as it is for me. "

BAH Teacher #2081

"I believe that the individual student should be cultivated strategically according to their temperament, interests and transferable skills and understandings."

BAH Teacher #2831

"What motivates me as a teacher is the fact that I get to share my love of music and have a chance to educate other people on the importance of learning music."

BAH Teacher #2275

"I find the process of understanding the needs of students and parents to be truly intriguing. "

BAH Teacher #3107

"Music and compassion work together to create a sense of love, curiosity, and discovery."

BAH Teacher #3101

" I believe everyone learns through a different method and I thrive to find the suitable way to awaken the interest in them. "

BAH Teacher #861

"In my years as a musician I have had the pleasure of getting to teach a wide range of musicians, young and old, from beginners to advanced performers."

BAH Teacher #2296

" I have worked with students of all ages and styles and would love to hear from you about learning music."

BAH Teacher #2926

" I take into account the student's strengths and weaknesses and try to work around their interests."

BAH Teacher #2311

"Music is here to make us healthy, smart, creative, innovative, curious, interesting, and an overall well-rounded individual."

BAH Teacher #2230

"Strengthening the ability of sensing and feeling music is the most important part of my teaching. "

BAH Teacher #2737

"Rhythm is universal and all musicians can grow from understanding the exciting world of drums!"

BAH Teacher #1375

"I believe that through studying music, students can develop a work ethic, passion and creativity that will help in all future endeavours. "

BAH Teacher #2042

"I am happy to tailor lessons, practice schedules, and repertoire to students & parents and their needs. "

BAH Teacher #2190

" I find it very important to encourage each student to reach their maximum potential, and will guide them through it every step of the way. "

BAH Teacher #2374

" I will make it fun for the student even if they are making mistakes along the way."

BAH Teacher #1872

"I believe music is a gift to be freely given."

BAH Teacher #3077

""What does the student want to learn?" That is what I focus on from the get-go."

BAH Teacher #2004

"Even if it is just 70's tv show themes, I can find a way to relate their current knowledge with the lesson of the day."

BAH Teacher #1916

"I teach the person to be a musician first, then a guitarist. "

BAH Teacher #2472

"My musical journey has allowed me to learn, experience, and appreciate vast and various musical cultures. "

BAH Teacher #2209

"Anyone can understand music [...] with a little dedication."

BAH Teacher #2460

"I believe that it is the teacher's role to help the student find their voice. "

BAH Teacher #2594

"I like teaching in a fashion that allows the student to solve puzzles, ask questions, and discover how far they can go! "

BAH Teacher #2352

"Music helps to build self-confidence, self-discipline, leadership skills and socio-emotional intelligence."

BAH Teacher #2160

"Without music life would be a mistake."

BAH Teacher #1969

" It's my job to help you on your musical way in the way that works best for you."

BAH Teacher #2656

"I like to leave space for spontaneity and freedom."

BAH Teacher #3018

"I want to help you achieve your musical goals in a stress-free learning environment that promotes creativity, individuality and the joy of music."

BAH Teacher #1972

" I look forward to meeting you and helping with your musical development!"

BAH Teacher #2712

"I have especially enjoyed my experience of sharing my knowledge of music history and music theory with music students."

BAH Teacher #976

"I constantly aspire to communicate, patience and a love of music. It is key that students learn and understand through doing."

BAH Teacher #2776

" have experience teaching piano to children and adults since I was a teenager. "

BAH Teacher #3091

" I will teach you everything I know from the Berklee College of Music Program to tricks and methods for holistic approach to your instrument."

BAH Teacher #1899

"My teaching is centered towards each students finding their own personal voice and way of expression."

BAH Teacher #2769

"Learn how to play guitar and use tools to express musical ideas. "

BAH Teacher #2009

"My goal as a teacher is to create a safe space where the student can feel comfortable failing and making mistakes."

BAH Teacher #2509

"With joy, fun, patience and practice we will make it easier to play the songs we like the most. "

BAH Teacher #2918

"When I teach music I enjoy giving my best!"

BAH Teacher #2376

"My students can expect to improve their skills and start to enjoy music more as we work together."

What benefits do online composition lessons offer?

Choice of teacher: Online composition lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.

There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.

You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.

What is the best method or software for online lessons?

Online composition lessons, often referred to as zoom composition lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.

There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.

It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)

Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.

A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.

What kind of equipment do I need?

The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example composition fingering or hand position.

Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.

If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:

  • You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
  • You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
  • You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.

Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.

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