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Tips on:

"Sight Singing"
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More Music Tips

Our archives of past music tips:

Modes         Chord Inversion

. . . and visit Michael Leibson's own  www.thinkingmusic.ca, where you'll find in-depth articles on:
        Jazz Harmony
Classical Harmony
 Musicians and music students who require one-on-one assistance in classical or jazz harmony may also be interested in:


Michael Leibson

MICHAEL LEIBSON is a professional composer, teacher and music consultant whose training spans classical and non-classical musical worlds. He has done transcription work for Bruce Cockburn, Stephen Fearing, Rush, the Jeff Healy Band and many others, and is a music consultant for The Anthem Entertainment Group. He's taught harmony at Havergal College, music theory at the Toronto Waldorf School, composition at the Thornhill Chamber Music Institute, and designed and led numerous songwriters' workshops for Blue Skies In The Community, the Blue Skies Music Festival and the Ottawa Folklore Centre.


For More Information

Michael Leibson now lives near Perth.  He teaches privately in the Perth-Kingston-Ottawa area and leads songwriters' workshops throughout the year.  For more information, contact Michael at 613-268-2720  or email leibson@distributel.net  or visit his website http://www.michaelleibson.com  


Private Instruction

Songwriting & Composition
Music Theory
Sight-singing & Ear-Training

Michael Leibson will be taking on a few new private students in the Perth -  Kingston - Ottawa area  

Contact Michael, at 613-268-2720 or email leibson@distributel.net, for further information, or to simply discuss your musical goals and needs.



Blue Skies In The Community
Songwriters' Workshop, level one:
The Music Of Bruce Cockburn
An entire weekend spent developing your songwriting skills under the guidance of Michael Leibson and Christine Graves.  Michael uses Bruce Cockburn's songs to illustrate musical aspects of songwriting (scales, modes, and tonality in melody writing).  Christine applies Natalie Goldberg's writing techniques to take lyric writing "beyond craft, to the source of creative writing".

Date: To be announced.

Contact Michael Leibson, at 613-268-2720, email leibson@distributel.net