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

The Contemporary Music Course is a resource for Music Educators and a course for Independent Students. It allows anyone, anywhere, to study music with a series of short, easy to follow on-line lessons that apply to every style of music.

For Music Educators

Give the course to all your teachers and all your students with a single annual Educators Subscription.

The use of videos allows the eye and the ear to work together which makes learning more efficient. If a point is missed, the video may be repeated.

The Contemporary Music Course will complement your classroom lessons moving sequentially through to advanced composing and arranging.

The tutor is an award winning professional composer and arranger of pop, orchestral, jazz or whatever music he was commissioned to write by the film companies, advertising agencies or theatre producers that hired him.


For Independent Students

No prior knowledge of music is needed. All you need, is an internet connection, a music keyboard and to be able to print the assignments and other material.

Then you can print your answers and see how well you did. You will also see where you went wrong (if you did). 

On completion of the course, you will have an understanding of how to write for a band or orchestra. Then you can spend the rest of your life developing this wonderful and exciting craft.

The Contemporary Music Course was developed by New Zealand based musician and composer Clive Cockburn. It is based on his lifetime as a professional composer and brings his easy going approach to teaching music.

For Independent Students

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

Only pay a one time subscription of $99.95 (NZD) for a lifetime of access.

For Educators

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

Complete access to the Contemporary Music Course for the teacher and their students for just $99.95 (NZD) annually.

I am ecstatic with your program. Very simple and easy to understand.

Luis Mangual

Independent Student - Yonkers, New York