Music Subjects Streamed Live
WKMT London opens its main classes to anyone in the world.
Subjects delivered and calendar
Harmony - Theory of Harmony by Schoenberg
Music Analysis - Classical Forms by William Caplin
Composition - delivered by London based composer, Juan Rezzuto
Piano technique - Scaramuzza's Piano technique
Counterpoint - Modal and Tonal Counterpoint from Renaissance to Baroque period.
According to Arnold Schonberg, one of the most famous composers and theorists of the 20th century, the proper study of Music, Composition, is based on four pillars: Harmony, Counterpoint and Musical Analysis and form.
That is why we impart this knowledge to our teachers of WKMT, and at the same time, we offer this opportunity for free by streaming live our lessons.
This opportunity serves a double purpose:
The first one is to share with everyone interested in receiving a high-standard education in Music and unable to obtain it, even for people studying in Universities.
The streamed subjects are directed for those students that want to go beyond the mere learning of the rules to the reasons why we study them.
The second purpose is for WKMT students, especially the composition students who want to enrich their lessons. We are fully aware that the lack of time is a common denominator among our students, so that is why we decided to complement the lessons for our active student with the streamed live subject. The online lessons will offer the opportunity to them to expand their knowledge, always with the guidance of their teacher, who will gladly respond to any questions that may arise from these sessions.
The proposed methodology will always be focused on the
objective of stimulating the participants to produce original works after the theoretical presentation. The teacher will do an individual follow-up within a workshop-like environment.
TEACHER: Gisela Paterno
The main objective of counterpoint is to develop the ability of structuring elements that organise the musical discourse in terms of linearity. The basics of counterpoint are appreciated not only in the Music corresponding to the European tradition, where the term was coined, but it can be observed in virtually every musical manifestation.
The approach by Gisela Paterno is to introduce the subject from a historical and cultural perspective, guiding the students through time the development and changes that lead to the Baroque techniques which were crystallised by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Classes will be divided into theoretical and practical, in which the participants will present works upon specific techniques studied during the course.
DESCRIPTION AND OVERVIEW
TEACHER: Gisela Paterno
The course of Harmony is based totally on the "Treatise of Harmony" by Arnold Schonberg. According to him, "Harmony is the study of simultaneous sounds(chords) and of how they may be joined with respect to their architectonic, melodic, and rhythmic values and
their significance, their weight relative to one another".
The reason we chose this book comes from Schonberg himself: "The outset required the pupil to determine the sequence of chords himself [...] This procedure has the advantage that from the very beginning the pupil is himself, in a certain sense, composing."
All the fundamental topics to develop from scratch a solid knowledge in Harmony are presented impeccably and logically mixed with his ideas and with philosophical overtones that enrich the contents entirely not just to follow the rules but ponder upon them.
ANALYSIS AND FORM
TEACHER: Juan Rezzuto
The analysis course follows the contents of the book "Analyzing Classical Forms" of William Caplin.
This book expands on the concepts of the form of Arnold Schonberg, combining them with Structural Harmony and focused into the Classical period.
The course aims to introduce the participants to formal Analysis as a tool for understanding, decoding and elaboration of musical works during the Classical period and to generate spaces for reflection that will allow critical appreciation and contextualization of the compositional practice, subject also delivered by Juan Rezzuto.
TEACHER: Juan Rezzuto
The classes will be oriented to the Analysis of the technical and aesthetic techniques involved in the process of gestation and realization of the musical structure belonging to the Classical period, including the listening and critical discussion of the compositions presented by the active participants supervised by the teacher in charge, Juan Rezzuto.
This class is the practical side of the theoretical sessions of "Analysis and Form" aforementioned.
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Main teachers and promoters
Juan Rezzuto, founder and director of WKMT London and Gisela Paterno, educational director of WKMT London have both studied composition in one of the world's best and most serious Music Faculty: Departamento de Artes Musicales y Sonoras del UNA - Buenos Aires - Argentina.
Regarded as South America's most prestigious Music College, the UNA is free to anyone deserving to study Music. The only caveat: You need to pass one of the toughest Music Admission Exam in the world.
The beauty of this arrangement between students and teachers is that money is out of the game. Teachers don't teach because the students directly support the institution with their fees; students learn because they have the talents necessary to achieve something in the music disciplines they are willing to develop.
Inspired on these parameters, WKMT London has decided to open its main subjects to any "listener" around the world.
If the listeners have questions, they can submit them to our free forum. We try to answer as many questions as possible. If someone is interested in joining as an active student, we offer subscriptions to be able to do so.
If you are willing to participate in the webinars as active students, please contact our administration and apply to our courses at email@example.com
Becoming an active student in the webinars means you will be assigned specific homework, we will aim to correct your material during the lessons or before and you will be able to ask questions during the live streaming of the sessions.
UK International certifications - ABRSM and Trinity College London
For those wanting to pursue studies with us to prepare ABRSM Music Theory examinations or Music Composition diplomas, we can arrange one-to-one composition lessons.
If you would like to learn about Music Theory, Keyboard Harmony and Composition in your spare time, you can use our online courses.
Feel free to visit composeyourmusic.com, our dedicated website for online composition courses.
The online streaming sessions are delivered to WKMT teachers who are in constant training by Juan Rezzuto and Gisela Paterno as part of their training with WKMT studio.
The active participants are the teachers aforementioned, but everyone can benefit from the subjects taught by watching the online lessons live every week. If you are a WKMT student you can request your priority "active participation" to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not a WKMT student you can also do so to the same email address.
The contents are equivalent to University level. Our goal is to offer high-quality lessons for free.
The purpose of these lessons is to welcome anyone interested to have specific subjects being taught in a meticulous, academic and conscientious way; covering essential topics such as Musical Analysis, Composition, Harmony and Counterpoint.
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All our current WKMT London and Galician students are eligible for free active participation.
If you are interested and you are currently a WKMT studio student, please send an email to email@example.com requesting your place. We will assess your active participation based on your level and available seats.
Our lessons are opened and free to the general public as "listeners".
Nevertheless, if you would like to actively participate in our sessions you also can. If you are a teacher you can do it through our accredited WKMT teacher programmes. If you are a music student you can do it with a specific subscription. In any case, you should contact us by email showing your interest so we can orientate you. You can also call us on +442071014479 Monday to Sunday 9 am to 9 pm if you prefer to have a short chat.