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Neil Haydock (M.A., Mus) worked for over fifteen years teaching music composition and music technology.

Due to other commissions and commitments, he is currently unavailable to give lessons or tutorials in music composition.

When Neil taught composition he covered the geographical areas of West Sussex and Hampshire including Chichester, Portsmouth, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, and Midhurst.


The following is some of the aspects that Neil covered in music composition lessons. Hopefully this list will give you an idea of the kind of subjects that you may consider within composition:-


music composition theory

musical form and structure

harmony and counterpoint devices

rhythm and the use of percussion

melody and linear writing


arrangement techniques for orchestra, small ensembles and live bands

arrangement techniques in music technology - the use of sampling, loops, virtual instruments and synthesizers

recording techniques with real and synthesized instruments

Neil would also offer to help craft works already written by the student, and illustrate ways of developing their material



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