Whether students hope to understand advanced chord inversions or learn how to write songs, composition, music theory, and arranging are critical areas of music which Monteverdi faculty have deep knowledge and expertise. Check out our faculty.
Chloe Brisson - Songwriting & Arranging
Erik Nielsen - Composition & Theory
Nancy Taube - Composition & Theory
Composition and music theory teacher Erik Nielsen describes his approach to composition lessons: "I work with composition students of any age and in any style. 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!
Nancy Taube is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter. She also teaches music theory and composition. She likes to work with kids "from the inside out." [hear sample her composition style above, written and played by Nancy].
Chloe Brisson joins our faculty with a rich experience in the Berklee Global Jazz Program and with New England Conservatory before that. She helps students on their path to songwriting, arranging, developing harmonies, as well as audition preparation.