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Music Composition
for the Media

Private Lessons with a Teacher or Tutor 1-on-1 Online

Welcome to MusicTutorOnline, where the art of music composition meets the convenience of online learning!

 

Whether you're an aspiring film scorer, video game music enthusiast, or simply eager to explore the dynamic realm of music composition for the media, our expert tutor is here to guide you through every step.

Kent Moussault

Music Composition for the Media Teacher/Tutor

Hi, I’m a conductor and composer, and my goal is to inspire and bring people together with musical storytelling. With more than a half-decade of teaching experience, I hope to help student reach their musical potential. In my lessons, I hope to inspire students and make them fall in love with the fantasy world of musical storytelling. I have always enjoyed teaching my craft to people from different backgrounds and levels. Lessons are tailored to the needs, abilities, and stages of musical exploration of the student. As a conductor/composer, I must travel a lot, but wherever I am, I love to teach and coach my students with my mobile teaching setup!

Kent Moussault studied composition with Wim Henderickx, Joël Bons, and Willem Jehts at the Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a guest lecturer on composition orchestration at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in the Netherlands and a guest lecturer on Soundtracks and SFX for the game department at the HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

our online music composition for the media teacher and tutor.

Compositions

A selection of compositions by Kent Moussault

An electronic keyboard,, headphones, and a laptop, equipment used to compose music for the media.

Lesson Information

Media Composition Lessons Online 1-on-1

"Media composition is about musical storytelling."

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General Info

Media composition is based on the philosophy of enhancing storytelling with music. This can be for film, video games, commercials, library music, or staged performances. Media composition is about musical storytelling; what you do with it is up to you and your artistic collaborators.

During the lessons, we will be discussing how to get you up to speed to write creative and unique music to enhance your capabilities of musical storytelling.

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Software and Equipment

During the lessons, we will be working with two types of software.

  • Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) such as Logic, Reaper (free), Cubase or even Garage band (free)

  • Music notation software such as Dorico, Finale, and Musescore (free).

My choice of DAW is Logic, and my choice of music notation software is Dorico, but all software would be able to do almost the same things.

Furthermore, it is recommended to have a MIDI keyboard (a simple one is fine) connected and installed to your computer. 

During the lessons, we can practice on examples of short films and game levels.

Below are some suggestions for topics to work on during lessons.

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Basic media composition topics

-how to start composing

-how to get your idea into your DAW or sheet music

-how to go from sketch to full orchestration

-basic orchestration ideas

-how does an orchestra score work

-basics of music theory and harmony

-basic of writing music for short film

-basic writing loops for games (with basic theory)

-how to get inspired when not inspired

-how to use sound libraries

-make a basic template in your DAW

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Advanced media composition topics

-classical orchestration techniques

-modern orchestration techniques incl. computer sounds

-how to incorporate live recordings

-basic counterpoint

-how to style copy

-finding your own style

-workarounds when you have no ideas/inspiration

-what can we learn from classical styles of musical storytelling such as Opera or Ballet?

-learn musical storytelling based on classic or modern films

-go from DAW to sheet music. (preparation for people to play your music)

-go from notation program to DAW

-make an advanced template in your DAW

A pen and staff paper and a keyboard as equipment used to compose music.

Levels - Ages - Pricing

Computer software used to composed music for the media.

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Available Levels

Available for all levels.

All lessons will be tailored to your needs.

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Available Ages

Children ages 12 upwards.

Adults all ages.

How it Works

1. Sign Up

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  • All levels and ages are welcome.

  • Everyone receives a free intro.

2. Learn

Join us today to experience personalized guidance, interactive lessons, and supportive and professional teachers. 

MusicTutorOnline has a uniquely individual approach that supports the needs of every student. Your music learning experience is our utmost priority, and we look forward to providing you with an exciting musical journey. 

Robert Boer.

Founder and Director

A word of welcome from the Director. Robert Boer.

Music Composition Offerings Overview

Our online music composition lessons offer a world of opportunity for aspiring composers, from beginners to seasoned musicians and everyone in between.

Classical Music Composition >
Teacher: Enrico Ferri

Music Composition for the Media >
Teacher: Kent Moussault

Song Writing >
Teacher: Matthew Hemmer

Logic Pro >
Teacher: Matthew Hemmer

Ableton Live >
Teacher: Jaume Darbra

Sibelius Music Notation (coming soon) 
Teacher: Enrico Ferri

Live Electronics >
Teacher: Jaume Darbra

Sound Design >
Teacher: Jaume Darbra

Why MusicTutorOnline? Invite customers to explore why studying music at MusicTutorOnline is excellent.

Founded in 2019

At MusicTutorOnline, we take pride in nurturing musical talent and helping our students achieve their dreams.

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