Theory & composition in Edmonton & Sherwood Park

We help people of all ages learn to read and write music

Write your own symphony and songs and understand music on the deepest level with Classic Studios’ “Good Times Songwriting & Theory and Composition Method”

Compositional Technique

Ear Training

Harmonic Vocabulary

What makes songwriting / theory & composition at Classic Studios different?

We make your kids feel like stars. Students walk away their first lesson with the structure to be able to write their first song or start composing a piece. There are a handful of people in Edmonton and Sherwood that can teach composition to kids in a structured fashion, we’re proud to have some of the best.

Have you ever wondered how to write a great hook? A song? Struggling with how to develop ideas” What do I do with a loop pedal? How do I understand form and style?

Typically after a month students can write 4 compositions and have their compositions recorded. 

They learn the language of music so they have the ability to compose what they want to. They learn how to just sit down and compose.

Students have monthly performance events where they learn to play in a band, work as a team and learn how to take their practice to performing professionally on stage. Students have more performing opportunities than any other school in Sherwood Park.

Our Theory and Composition teachers can teach a wide variety of styles. They learn harmonically how music is made and structured, they learn techniques of how to build on a motive or idea and what possibilities could sound the best. Not only do they learn to write but they have an opportunity to get their pieces played and heard which in invaluable in the process.

Our theory and composition teacher, through their care and expertise, will certainly nurture any student’s love of composition.

*Ages five and up

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Find a lesson time that works

You can look through our directory to find the day and time that works for you and your schedule!

You can view our lesson scheduler here.

Teacher match

You can look through all of our teachers to find the one that fits what you want to learn.

All of our teachers have great personalities and they love connecting with their students, no matter where they are at!

Start making music

You can get started within 1 week! Enrollment is always open and you can start at anytime.

(Lessons are at the same time and on the same day each week, but can be changed if sports or other schedules require you to move spots!)

Theory & composition FAQ

What's the #1 reason to study songwriting / theory & composition at Classic Studios?

Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music. Whether you’re writing pop songs or want to write for concert band, or just understand how music works, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

What styles of composition do you teach?

We teach all styles from composition from Jazz to Classical and contemporary. We also use Schillenger techniques to expand musical ideas.

How qualified are your songwriting / theory & composition instructors?

Our Theory and Composition and music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions such as Macewan University, University of Alberta, SNFU University, University of Arkansas, University of Saskatchewan, Humber College. Many have toured the US and Europe, and bring over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.‍

What will I learn in theory & composition at Classic Studios?

Our students spend time each week working on technical skills to improve their craft. They will learn how to build a motive, write complex textures, build layers, harmonic possibilities and Schillenger techniques. Our teachers, through their care and expertise, will certainly nurture any student’s love of the composition.

How much are songwriting / theory & composition lessons?

In-home 30-minute lessons

  • Recommended for young students
  • Choose your once-a-week lesson time slot
  • Save time & money with in-home lessons
  • Masterclasses & performances included
  • Annual registration fee of $75.00

In-home 45-minute lessons

  • Recommended for beginner/intermediate students
  • Save time & money with in-home lessons
  • Masterclasses & performances included
  • Annual registration fee of $75.00

In-home 60-minute lessons

  • Recommended for intermediate / advanced students
  • Choose your once-a-week lesson time slot
  • Masterclasses & performances included
  • Annual registration fee of $75.00

At Classic Studios, we are so sure that your child will love the programs and lessons offered, we offer a no-hassle, money back guarantee. After the first lesson if your child is not 100% satisfied with the lesson, teacher, or anything for that matter, we’ll give you your money back. This is a great way for you to try us out with no stress.

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