Project Info

Project Description


  • Level 1: 8 – 11 with 1-2 years Private Lesson experience
  • Level 2: 11 – 14 with 2-4 years Private Lesson experience
Type: Theory & Composition
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks


  • Level 1: Saturdays at 3:00pm
  • Level 2: Saturdays at 4:00pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Class Size: 8
Price: $580 | $290 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Instructor: Ian Davis
Prerequisite: 1-3 years private lesson experience or recommendation from private lesson teacher
For the budding songwriter and future composer, this class will ignite students’ imaginations and explore concepts such as theme, variation, song-form and orchestration. Students interact with online notation software so they can continue to experiment and compose at home. Each semester concludes with a final performance of students’ original compositions played by a live professional ensemble. This unique opportunity to interact and collaborate with professional musicians gives students a real-world experience in composition. No prior experience in composition is necessary for this class, but we recommend that students have two years in private lessons prior to taking this course.


Level 1 • Ages 8 to 11 with 1-2 Years Private Lesson Experience
Students compose melodies and rhythms while gaining skills in notation, sight-reading and ear training.


Level 2 • Ages 11 to 14 with 2-4 Years Private Lesson Experience
Students explore form, orchestration and edit their own scores.

Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.
Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting

Our theory, composition and songwriting classes are more than just a supplement to private lessons. Leveled by age and experience, our beginner programs will help students advance in their private lessons while building essential musicianship skills and developing their creativity in a fun, low-pressure group setting. Our registrars, private lesson teachers and program directors will guide you to the right class for your student.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have.

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