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Music Composition for Beginner to Intermediate Musicians

In this 10 week course students will learn how to use music notation software to compose their own pieces of music. Our lessons will have an emphasis on writing melodies, basslines, chords and drum grooves.
Keaton Rennie
3 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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

Below is an overview of the subjects that we will cover in each week:

Week 1: Melodies in Major and Minor Keys
Week 2: Structuring a Musical Phrase
Week 3: Phrase Patterns and Basslines
Week 4: Chord Patterns and Basslines
Week 5: Combining Melodies and Basslines
Week 6: Rhythms, Syncopations, and Drum Grooves
Week 7: Transpositions for Various Instruments 
Week 8: Adding Chordal Harmonies
Week 9: Putting it Together, Chords, Bassline, Drums, Melodies
Week 10: Showcasing Final Products
Homework assignments will have students composing their own musical phrases following specific templates designed to reinforce the specific skills taught in that weeks lesson. Students will also be expected to spend a minimum of an hour each week on their own "Free Writing". 
All assignments will be completed using Noteflight which is a browser based music notation software. Each student will be given their own login for the classes Noteflight account. Parents do not need to purchase their own Noteflight subscription. At each class meet students should have their own blank note book and pencil.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Keaton RennieGrowing minds one music note at a time
3 total reviews
2 completed classes

About Me

Hello, my name is Keaton Rennie!  

I am a certified music teacher who has taught band, orchestra, and general music over the past 5 years.  I received my Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Delaware.    I am excited to bring my... 
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