Intro to Music Composition

In this 8-week class, students will develop their music composition skills through lessons and fun writing projects.
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will improve their compositional techniques.
I hold a master's degree in music composition and have written in various styles for over twenty years. 
Students will have a composition assignment each week based on the previous class. Students will typically spend a minimum of an hour writing each week, but the time will vary depending on the assignment and how much they wish to write. 

Staff paper: This will provided by the teacher as needed.

(optional) Music notation software. This will greatly aid in creating professional looking music, provide the student with aural playback of their work, and make it easier to show their work during class. This is not required, but encouraged if possible. Prices range from free to a few hundred US dollars depending on the product. Many companies offer student discounts on purchases. 
Assignments will be assessed through supportive teacher feedback. It is understood that music composition is an art form without true right or wrong answers, and feedback will be provided with this in mind.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Paul MullenM.M.
49 total reviews
109 completed classes

About Me

Hello parents,

I teach music classes for all ages, many of which can be taken without prior music experience. I also offer math tutoring and in the future hope to offer creative writing classes. Before coming to Outschool, I taught general music... 
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