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    Private composition lessons

Private lessons are available in all areas of music and speech instruction for all ages and levels of development by highly qualified professional teachers and performers with real-life musical experience.

About composition lessons

Mount Royal Conservatory encourages and emphasizes artistic creativity in its approach to understanding music. A diverse faculty of internationally recognized composers enables the Conservatory to offer a number of different stylistic approaches to the art of musical creativity. Instruction is available for the young or more mature beginner to the more experienced creator looking for alternative approaches to his or her art.

Students learn to write music in a variety of classical and contemporary styles. They also learn to use computer technology to create scores and parts, transcribe their improvisations, and to make recordings.

Composition lessons are offered as private lessons with one of our faculty composers.

About our private lessons

New students must complete an online lesson placement request form. Conservatory staff or your assigned instructor will contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term.

When choosing a private lesson, you will need to consider:

  • number of lessons
  • length of lesson
  • what time of day you prefer 
  • which day of the week you prefer 

The average instruction per term (fall, winter or summer) is 16-18 hours.

The general rates for private lessons are 30 minutes for $39.50, 45 minutes for $59.25, 60 minutes for $79.00.


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