Composition Lessons

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    Starting Age: 10 and Up

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    Adults Welcome

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    Flexible Enrollment

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    One-on-One Music Lessons

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    Meets Weekly

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    30-Minute, 45-Minute or 60-Minute Music Lessons

All composition lessons are taught as private, one-on-one music instruction and are available in lengths of 30, 45, and 60 minutes. We suggest kids and teenagers begin with 30-minute composition lessons and progress to longer lengths as your teacher recommends. For students who have previous experience, we recommend starting with 45- or 60-minute lessons.

Composition Lessons for Kids & Teenagers

For composition lessons, we recommend that students be at least 10 years old and take instrument or voice lessons for at least one year beforehand. Students focus on learning how to come up with compositional ideas, especially through improvisation, as well as on learning to notate and elaborate their ideas into pieces of music. Students also learn the basics of music theory, ear training, and music history.

Composition Lessons for Adults

Lessons in music composition for teenagers and adults include learning different styles of composition throughout classical music history, as well as learning the styles that interest the student. Students learn how to notate music on paper and can also opt to learn music notation software. Helpful fundamentals of music theory and ear training are taught as needed, and the focus of lessons is balanced towards the student’s main interests.


Music Lessons for all ages and abilities.


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Baltimore School of Music offers flexible enrollment, so students can start and end anytime during the school year.

Once you register, your music lessons occur each week with the same teacher, day, and time.

Baltimore School of Music welcomes students of all levels, from beginners to advanced musicians. Our teachers are passionate about helping you reach your goals, regardless of your experience.

Our dedicated administrative staff will match you with the best music teacher depending on your availability, previous experience, and what you’re looking for in music lessons.

Baltimore School of Music carries a comprehensive selection of instruments, books, and accessories students can purchase for their music lessons. We have top-of-the-line acoustic pianos in our classrooms for students to use for music lessons. For all other instruments, students need to bring their own instrument to their lessons.

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