The Contemporary Music Course is a collection of short, easy to follow video lessons developed over several years by a professional composer.

It moves through learning tried-and-true music structures and on to composing and arranging.

Designed for independent students and music teachers who want a resource for their students to use at school or at home, using a media with which they are comfortable. Even students with literacy problems can now study music.

The course remains open to all but subscriptions for teachers will need to be renewed in January 2022 by using the ‘For Educators’ option below. 

Starting with 'The Language of Music', the course moves through 'Chords and Harmony' to 'Orchestral Harmony', 'Part Writing’ and more. 

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For Independent Students

Are you an independent student who wants to learn music at your own pace?

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For Educators

Are you an educator with multiple students?
One low annual subscription covers all your students.

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Please could we subscribe to your wonderful course again? I would like to do this on an annual basis, as I found the course very helpful last year.

I find the course very useful for advanced junior students and seniors particularly. I have subscribed so that our students can work at home as independent learners, gaining more skills and knowledge in music theory, aural and composition.

Your course teaches and reinforces information needed for several Level 1 to 3 NCEA Music standards.

Sue Banham

Rosehill College, Auckland, New Zealand