Song Arrangement Basics: How to Make Your Piece Unique

Loretta M.
+ 6 Others
Class length: 45 Min
Level: Intermediate

This class may cover

-Discover your personal music style

-Learn about tempo, key, and rhythm

-Experiment with elements and create new sounds

-Improvise and strategize with song arrangement

Requirements

A reliable internet connection

A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

A built-in or external webcam

Description

Vocal techniques and personal style come together in this unique song arrangement class. Learn how to let your own personality shine through song, with specific tips on how to transform a popular song into your own version. A live teacher will guide the class in real time to explain methods for changing the tempo, key, and rhythmic feel of a song in order to create a new, original sound. Students can expect to blend improvisation and strategy to pursue their own musical vision. Enjoy peer performances and live teacher feedback, while you discover your personal style and explore how different music elements can play together in new ways.

Reviews

extremely knowledgeable, patient, and fun

Loretta is an awesome music teacher. She is fun, patient, and encouraging and has such a love of music and a gift for imparting her knowledge to her students, even her youngest ones.

My 10-year-old son has been taking voice lessons with Loretta for about a year now. His lesson is usually the highlight of his week. He really likes it that Loretta always lets him choose the songs he learns to sing.

A couple months ago, we added piano to his lessons, which my son really enjoys. Just a couple weeks ago, he joined his school band and is now learning to play saxophone. He has been able to apply so much of what Loretta has taught him on piano to his saxophone lessons.

We started out taking lessons in Loretta's home studio, but then transitioned to Skype, which is very convenient because it eliminates travel time. I recommend either live or Skype lessons with Loretta. She is the best!
Dede B.
Posted Nov 14, 2013
Loretta is the Real Deal

Loretta is clearly an experienced music professional. She has an excellent attitude and a true desire to give students the gift of music making, on whatever level they are looking for. Speaking as a former music teacher myself (different instrument), I can see that she is flexible in her approach and tailors her lessons to each unique student. I give her a 10 out of 10! I would recommend her to anyone.
Pamela T.
Posted Mar 12, 2013
Great teacher,funny,full of energy.....makes every minute fun

Cool teacher,very patient and knows her musical stuff.
Jamilah Y.
Posted Oct 14, 2012
we spent most of the lesson getting to know each other and our musical background/interests and discussed my goals for taking lessons. loretta is a kind soul and with a very knowledgable music mind. she is an incredible match for my wants and needs.

if you have interest in writing your own music or find your passion for learning an instrument is more about learning a new language of expression loretta would be a perfect instructor for you. i took lessons as a child and for me the experience was dull and created a distance between me and the instrument that lasted for almost two decades. so far my experience with loretta has been the polar opposite of what learning a child was for me. this is exactly what i was looking for.

thank you loretta!
Mike
Posted Jan 31, 2016
She was really nice and very supportive! Can't wait for the next lesson.
Rikiah Downie
Posted Mar 29, 2017
Loretta has been a very patient and open-minded voice teacher. She uses a holistic approach, listening to student needs and fears while continually, gently encouraging growth. I've never felt uncomfortable with her style of feedback and her approach has really helped me to find and unlock my voice.
Victoria
Posted Sep 17, 2017