Music theory is very important for students to be able to fully understand what they're playing and why it sounds good (or not!), for this reason, I include bits and pieces of theory to help develop well-rounded musicians who not only know what they're doing but are fully confident in explaining it to others when necessary.
I do offer Music Theory lessons which are immensely useful for composers, those wishing to improvise or take a deep dive into particular styles of music (while my expertise is Jazz and Contemporary music).
Throughout these lessons, students will:
Develop important analytical skills.
Learn to recognise important concepts.
Look at what makes particular genres unique.
Develop aural and transcription skills.
Learn how to interpret a variety of written music.
Learn how to and when it's ok to break the rules you've just spent learning.
Learn how to apply theory to their playing, composing & arranging.
Experiment with arranging and composition in various styles.
Develop the necessary skills to notate music so that other musicians can play it effectively and efficiently.
JLT Studio organises a range of Workshops & Masterclasses, In the past, Joshua has organised Workshops for in-person and online groups as well as go-at-your-own-pace sessions. If you are interested in participating don't hesitate to get in touch.
Some of the past topics include:
Playing in a band (regular workshop)
Playing with a trio
Getting started with Logic Pro X
Getting started with Avid Sibelius 7
Improvising for beginners
Composing with loops
If there's a particular topic that you want to learn, feel free to get in touch!
JLT Studio maintains a library containing both digital and physical books, sheet music and other resources which is made available to students. Students are free to browse the available resources, borrow books or even some hardware items as needed.
While there are too many resources to name here, below is a very general sumary of what you'll find in the Google Drive:
Plenty of Jazz theory and method books
Various Jazz Real Book
Lots of songbooks
Sheet music covering a wide range of genres
Simple recording equipment
If there's a particular book or resource that you want that isn't available, feel free to get in touch!