Lessons & Courses Tailored To Your Needs
Resembling the curriculum of a music conservatory, Brookside Music consists of three main Divisions:
1) Music Theory and Composition Division,
2) Music History Division, and
3) Music Performance Division,
which offer most of the subjects a music conservatory or a university music program would offer.
The 12-week Theory, Composition and History courses and individual theory and composition lessons are coordinated and taught by Dr. Sheung-Ping Lai, international composer and educator. Besides theory and composition lessons, individual instrumental lessons are taught by our team of dedicated music professionals of diverse musical backgrounds and expertise.
Any Style, Any Genre, Any Level.
Pursue your musical interest with inspiring mentors.
|Classical Piano Lesson||P1|
|Jazz Piano Lesson||P2|
|Double Bass Lesson||P6|
|Oboe/English Horn Lesson||P10|
|French Horn Lesson||P12|
|Theory and Composition Lesson||P17|
Music Theory and Composition Courses (Currently Available)
12-Hour Theory Courses to fulfill your specific needs.
|College Preparation Music Theory for High School Students||T1|
|Beginner Composition for Adult Musicians||T2|
|Jazz Theory for Classical Musicians||T3|
|Trinity AMusTCL & LMusTCL Exams Preparation||T4|
Music Theory and Composition Courses
12-Week Theory and Composition Courses on different topics. Available per request.
|Melodic Structure and Counterpoint||T6|
|Early 20th Century Tonality||T8|
|Form and Analysis||T10|
|Arranging and Orchestration||T11|
|Aural Training (solfege and sight-singing)||T12|
|Piano and Chamber Writing||T13|
|Modal & Post-tonal Writing||T14|
|Combining Tonal Systems and Styles||T15|
|Theory/Composition Pedagogy for Music Teachers||T16|
Music History & Styles Courses
12-Week Music History and Styles Courses on different topics. Available per request.
|Western Art Music (Medieval to Early 20th century)||H1|
|Western Art Music (20th Century to Present)||H2|
|Introduction to Chinese Music||H4|
|Survey of World Music and Cross-Cultural Styles||H5|
“Studying composition from Dr. Lai in my grad school (2014-2016) was a life-changing learning experience. She was passionate about teaching all the composition techniques and inspired me with the art of emotions and thoughts into musical works.
Composing for Film and Visual Media had always been my dream, though I did not confide that to any one until I met Dr. Lai. She told me that my music sounded like film score and recommended me to apply for film scoring programs. I am eternally grateful for her support and my ultimate acceptance to the prestigious UCLA Film Scoring Program. It connected me to the network of film, music, and recording studio industry professionals (East West Studio, Village Studio etc.)
This program granted me the opportunity to intern with Remote Control Production, a Hans Zimmer film music production (Crimson Tide, Gladiator, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lion King, et al). Truly an amazing experience, I was able to meet the award-winning composers, orchestrators, and sound engineers etc. who are similarly impassioned to scoring for motion pictures. My horizon expanded to the professional standard of film music production.
With Dr. Lai’s inspiration to professionally compose and sage career advice, I am a more determined person; able to work with different directors, and use music as an expressive medium for the range of emotions one must experience in film.”
—Sally Kwok, Baltimore, MD