Alison’s composition teaching is tailored to the student’s needs, whether you just want to turn that tune you’ve been humming into a page you can print, or have an elaborate plan for a symphony!

Beginners will benefit from some simple guidlelines about structure, key signatures and melodic patterns, with writing prompts to help them along. You don’t have to be a virtuoso musician but it’ll probably help if you’ve reached grade one standard on a melody instrument – contact Alison if you’re keen but worried!

For more advanced students, Alison can help with all aspects of creating new music, including chord theory, structure, instrumentation and texture, keys and modes, using Sibelius, how to edit and revise drafts, choosing suitable melodies and more.

Current availability: Alison is still taking on new students in Bristol. Please contact her for more information or to book your first lesson!

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