As with any art form music composition is a combination of both creative imagination
and technical skill. There are basic principals underlying all styles or idioms of music.
I work with each student to put together a program of study that meets their needs and goals.
Instruction can include study in any or all of the following areas:
Sight Singing Ear Training
Counterpoint Music Theory
Keyboard Familiarization Music Notation Software
Music Analysis Musical Form
Composition with various instruments and styles, from solo to large ensemble.
I have composed for solo instrument, voice and piano, chamber ensemble and large
I received my Masters of Arts in Music Composition from CSU - East Bay, where I
served as the Music Department's theory tutor.