Composition Club


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  • Level 1: 8 – 11 with 1-2 years private lesson experience
  • Level 2: 11 – 14 with 2-3 years private lesson experience
Type: Theory & Composition
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks


  • Level 1: Saturdays at 3:00pm (Starting September 25)
  • Level 2: Saturdays at 4:00pm (Starting September 25)
Duration: 1 Hour
Class Size: 8
Price: $527 | $264 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Instructor: Ian Davis
Prerequisite: 1-4 years private lesson experience or recommendation from private lesson teacher

For the budding songwriter and future film composer, this class will ignite students’ imagination and provide a solid foundation in music theory. Students explore concepts such as theme, variation, song-form and orchestration and interact with online notation software so they can continue to experiment and compose at home. Students hear their music each week, performed in class by faculty and students, gaining immediate feedback on their work.

Level 1 – Ages 8 – 11 with 1-2 Years Private Lesson Experience
Level 2 – Ages 11 – 14 with 2-4 Years Private Lesson Experience

In Level 1, students compose melodies and rhythms while gaining skills in notation, sight reading and ear training. In level 2 students explore form, orchestration and edit their own scores. Each semester concludes with a final performance of students’ original compositions with 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.

Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Music Theory & Composition

Our theory and composition classes in the community music school 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. The more advanced classes are aligned with International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement music curricula so that students will be prepared to enter advanced high school music programs. 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.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here