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Learn To Compose

For the student who wants a more theoretically-based approach to music training, we have teachers who specialize in theory. Whether you’re studying music theory for fun or need help with music theory for school or a larger goal, such as composition or songwriting, we have excellent teachers who are also professional composers and performers to guide you. Learning an instrument is the best way to understand basic music theory.

Students who would elect to study theory at Joe Ferrante Music Academy begin by learning music fundamentals like: music reading, rhythms, and musical expressions. Theory students study scales, the circle of fifths, intervals, harmonic function, tonic chord progressions, figured bass, numerical analysis, counterpoint, and ear training.

Students of music composition need a solid background in music theory and our teachers work with their students to develop short melodies and learn how to develop them and make them interesting with just one line. Depending on the students’ interests, our composition teachers make listening recommendations in order to better comprehend the variety of musical instruments and instrumentations including each one’s particular strengths and weaknesses. At a more advanced level, students work with dynamics, color, texture, tempo, and articulations.

Meet Our Theory & Composition Instructor

  • "I've seen my children grow into strong, confident musicians. Their development has been staggering."

    - Maria

Raquel O.
Raquel O.
2023-02-13
My 5 year old son wanted to take piano lessons so we reached out to JF music academy. They were running a special for January plus a free introductory class. Ms Lorraine is our sons teacher and he's really enjoying his sessions. He is enjoying his sessions so I'm hoping he will continue his Interest in learning.
Lili M.
Lili M.
2021-12-17
Nicest people in the world! I brought my niece for her first guitar and the teacher was great, along with the young lady who helped us out in the front. My niece is loving the lessons and I couldn't be happier about who amazing they are l, and the level of professionalism.
Sam S.
Sam S.
2021-08-05
I started taking guitar lessons with Alex about 2 months ago. It has been fantastic. Everyone at the school is incredibly nice, and it really has a low-key small town community type atmosphere. My lesson is one of the best parts of my week and I look forward to it every time. Most of the students are children, but I'm not. If you think you are too old to start an instrument or to take music lessons, you are incorrect! It's never too late to strike up the band. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Mitch M.
Mitch M.
2021-01-26
They're really professional there. I got to take piano lessons while in high school, and although I didn't appreciate it then, it was a great experience. I later took guitar and piano lessons there as an adult, and I was happy with their teachers. The staff was always accommodating. When I have kids, I will definitely be taking them there. The teachers are great!
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
2020-06-01
Online zoom call lessons have been working great. Patient teachers, service oriented front desk staff, charter school payment allowed. This place has been excellent for my 3 children. We took guitar, song writing, mandarin, piano, and tried out a music application type class for our youngest preschool age child.
Mark O.
Mark O.
2019-03-09
The spring performance was amazing and Joshua had an extremely wonderful experience with Mariah as his vocal coach.
Richard V.
Richard V.
2018-11-16
I'm very happy to be here. All the instructors have been excellent. Sad to see Denise go but looking forward to my new instructor. I have been here for 30+ lessons and will continue to come. The staff is great and Mario is a class act.

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