I teach jazz and classical harmony and composition to a small number of private, long-distance students. Instruction is one-on-one, and person-to-person – only the means of communication is long-distance. Because I limit my teaching to a small number of students, each student receives my complete attention and individual care.

You can learn more by visiting my website:



www.thinkingmusic.ca is dedicated to the musical analysis of jazz, modern classical, and classical music, with an emphasis on harmony. Here are some links, to help you navigate the site:


For detailed information on long-distance lessons, please visit:
Music Theory Lessons -- private, long-distance instruction in jazz and classical harmony


For actual lesson excerpts, please visit:
thinkingHarmony -- in-depth discussions of jazz and classical harmony

Classical Harmony -- using Aldwell & Schachter's "Harmony and Voice Leading"

Figured Bass -- what it is, and how it works

Common-tone Modulation


For jazz harmony, in particular:
Giant Steps, Central Park West, and Modulatory Cycles -- John Coltrane's harmonic technique

Just Friends -- Detailed harmonic analysis of John Klenner's jazz classic


As well, please feel free to contact me directly, via email, at michael@thinkingmusic.ca

All the best,
Michael Leibson
www.thinkingmusic.ca




Edited by thinkingMusic (08/22/09 04:51 PM)