Courses for Teachers

For Teachers Who Want To Compose - Carol Matz

What types of pieces do you wish your students had more of? Wanna write them?

Discover your own unique compositional style with this extensive course! Learn how much you have to offer the world of music education as a composer, or maybe even as an arranger or self-publisher!

The only limit is your imagination—and in this course, I’ll help you develop that too, through fun activities based on current research.

What’s Included:

You’ll get unlimited, lifetime access to this extensive video course! There are 45 in-depth lessons, each with videos of me teaching you the concepts (over 12 hours of videos), and literally hundreds of pages of PDF downloads, including:

  • Detailed, guided composition assignments
  • Writing exercises to reinforce concepts
  • A full set of notation pages
  • Fun activities to develop your creativity (plus inspiring phone wallpaper)
  • Essential charts and reference materials
  • Professional development certificate upon completion

***Do one lesson per week for almost a year’s worth of composition study, or just go at your own pace… you’ll have unlimited, lifetime access to all the materials!

There are 45 Lessons divided into 3 Modules:

  • Module 1 Composition Basics / Melodic Development
  • Module 2 Modes
  • Module 3 Harmony

Each module includes:

Composition: Exercises and Assignments
Writing Exercises
Notation Exercises
Additional Downloads
Creativity: Workouts and Inspirations
Creativity: Phone Wallpaper

What’s Included:

You’ll get unlimited, lifetime access to this video course! There are 7 substantial, in-depth lessons, each with videos of me teaching you the concepts (over 3 hours of videos), and about 100 pages of PDF downloads, including:

  • Detailed, guided arranging assignments
  • Writing exercises to reinforce concepts
  • Essential charts and reference materials
  • Professional development certificate upon completion

***Go at your own pace… you’ll have unlimited, lifetime access to all the materials!

Lesson 1: Leveling for Arrangements
Lesson 2: Distributing Elements
Lesson 3: Adaptation
Lesson 4: Texture
Lesson 5: Chord Voicings
Lesson 6: Capturing the Essence
Lesson 7: Pop and Rock Form

CLICK AN OPTION BELOW TO GET STARTED!

For Teachers Who Want To Compose
For Teachers Who Want To Arrange - Carol Matz
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Carol Matz - Interactive Piano Method®

ABOUT CAROL

Carol Matz has composed, authored, and arranged over 450 published titles for piano students. An experienced piano teacher herself, Carol has presented numerous piano-teaching workshops throughout the United States, Canada, England, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition to her “Interactive Piano Method®,” Carol is well known for her extensive “Famous & Fun” series of arrangements for students (published by Alfred Music).

As a professional arranger, Carol has created pedagogically sound piano arrangements for music by artists such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Green Day and Led Zeppelin, as well as arrangements of various film scores, including the “Harry Potter” series, the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Happy Feet,” and “Hairspray.”

Carol studied composition, arranging, and orchestration at the University of Miami, and has written for a variety of ensembles including orchestra, jazz big band, brass quintet, and string quartet. Her work also includes studio arrangements for a number of artists in Miami-area recording studios.

TESTIMONIALS

“Fascinating courses, highly recommended! You move from the basics to the more rigorous in a well laid-out progression. There is ongoing and abundant review of the theory needed to compose, plus fun activities to help get the creative juices flowing. Templates and prompts guide you along the way so you’re never left stranded and staring at an empty sheet of staff paper. I feel like a kid in a candy store and around each aisle there is something even more interesting!”

Pamela Jack
Jack’s School of Music

“I’m incredibly thrilled! Carol has gone beyond anything you could imagine in this extraordinary, well-thought-out program! The concepts are taught from innovative angles, teaching you how to create playable, inventive music to fit every level of student. There are absolutely no courses or materials out there that even come close in comparison! I especially love the videos, in which Carol shares a bit of her history and personality, making the journey feel very connected.”

Cindy Dittrich
Suzuki Piano Academy