Composition, Theory and Songwriting Instructors
Erik Nielsen - Composition & Theory
Luke Rackers - Composition & Theory
Nancy Taube - Composition, Theory, & Songwriting
Composition lessons and music theory lessons at Monteverdi Music School: some composition samples, links, and more info from each of our highly varied composition and theory teachers!
Composition and music theory teacher Erik Nielsen describes his approach to composition lessons:
"I work with composition students of just about any age and in any style they want. Students bring me their work, I make comments and we discuss where to go next. Listening very hard to the music to figure out "where it wants to go" has served me and my students well for over twenty years.
A Psalm for a New Year by Erik Nielsen
Click the YouTube link on the video for a fuller description. And check out Erik's blog entry for more information about Erik, his style, more samples of his compositions, and more!
Profits and Prophecies by Nancy Reid Taube
Nancy Taube is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and teacher of music theory, composition and song-writing, who works with kids "from the inside out" - above is a sample of her composition style! All parts sung and played, as well as composed, by Nancy. Here's a link to her bio - look for a blog entry soon!
Luke Rackers is executive director of Abundant Silence, which "works to preserve, promote, produce and publish new works of musical art by living composers." Luke has been active in organizing performances of works by living composers. Below: a recent performance outside Monteverdi Music School.