Composition Lessons


Composition Lessons in Your Home

So you have a solid understanding of what it means to play an instrument and now you want to start writing music of your own. Well our amazing team of music tutors include some fine songwriters and composers with skills and knowledge they are eager to impart on keen students. When you take songwriting and composition lessons in Sydney or online with Guitar Tutor Commuter, you will be learning from a professional musician and experienced music tutor with a Bachelor of Music in Composition or Music Production. Your composition tutor will get to know your musical interests, strengths and weaknesses to have you composing music in any style you like. Whether you want to write pop songs, film music, big band arrangements, jingles, electronic music or a piece for your own musical instrument, we have the expertise to guide you in the right direction so you can create something great. Enrol in an introductory package today for the best songwriting and composition lessons Sydney wide!

There is no limit to the creativity a student can develop in their composition lessons. You may choose to write some songs in the style of your favourite artists and then learn how to record all of the parts at home on your laptop or even your phone! Your tutors can take you through the songwriting process from initial ideas to final recording. Then you may decide to spice things up by learning how to write for other instruments like strings and horns. Next you’ll be able to work on mastering 4-part harmony and the concepts of orchestration. The possibilities when learning composition truly are endless.

Often composition lessons can include some basic piano lessons as playing piano in addition to guitar or another music instrument can be a great aid in the composition and arranging process. It is particularly useful when learning musical theory and orchestrating your own music compositions. Paul McCartney, one of the greatest songwriters of all time (you may know him from The Beatles), has been known to swap between guitar and piano if he can’t find inspiration on one. Most of the greatest classical composers were pianists too. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn to name a few. But learning to play the piano isn’t essential. Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page and countless other guitarists have written some of the best songs of our era without pressing a key. Even Ringo wrote some pretty good songs. Well, for a drummer.

If you are more interested in classical and jazz composition it is useful to have a good grasp of music notation. This is something you can work on with your private composition teacher but we may also suggest checking out one of our group online musicianship courses as a more affordable alternative. Either way, a student can be sure of receiving a world class music education from some of the best composition tutors Sydney has to offer. Our composition tutors hold a bachelor of music or another type of formal training. 

What We Offer


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Frequently Asked Questions

Right away! All you need to do is fill in the Contact us form and our team will get back to you with the perfect tutor based on your instrument, age, skill level, availability and location. Once we have confirmed a time and submitted your enrolment details, your tutor will receive your information to start imparting their knowledge of your chosen instrument.

Our introductory package is a 3 lesson bundle at a discounted cost! We want everyone to love learning music as much as we do and have found this the perfect way to ensure that you are happy with your experience before signing up for the term. These can be bundled with an instrument hire package so you have everything you need to get started! Check out our Introductory Packages page for more information.

You know your child best! Most can handle a full-hour lesson; however, if you are strapped for time or they are 7 years old or younger and have trouble focussing, looking into one of the 30 or 45-minute lessons may be better. You will quickly find that the more time students spend with their instrument, the better they will become. So we always recommend choosing hour lessons if they can. Feel free to call us on 0433 539 728 if you’re not sure!

We provide lessons in students’ homes all over Sydney and there’s a good chance that there’s a tutor studio close to you as well. If you are outside of Sydney, we also offer Online Lessons so you can be anywhere in the world and still receive top quality lessons!

You sure can! Our tutors become well-versed in online lessons back in 2020 and have been improving their virtual teaching methods ever since. It is a great option to save money and travel time. All you need is a computer and an microphone – oh, and an instrument!

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