Songwriting & Composition Lessons in the Dallas Area
At Promethean, we know that you want to make music, and we know how to
get you there. One of the major beliefs at Promethean Studios is that
understanding is key to creating good music with conviction. Too many music students
are taught technique without knowing what it is they’re actually
doing; in the end, they become glorified human jukeboxes, playing songs
automatically without seeing the underlying reasons for why they’re
playing the way they are.
We Help You Understand the “Why” of Music
Understanding the structure of music, the “why” of it all,
is called music theory. Music theory is often either ignored by teachers
because it takes more effort to teach it, or (even worse) it becomes the
sole subject that an instructor will teach. We believe there’s a
middle ground, where the student can begin learning the structure of chords
and keys, and then immediately begin applying it to their own music for
a richer experience. Even a small amount of music theory will allow students
to learn music more effectively, allowing them to become versatile musicians
capable of learning any instrument using the common language of music.
That’s why we teach music theory to all of our students.
Though slow starting at first, within months students with an understanding
of music theory will begin to surpass their peers and continue to progress
past students who don't actually comprehend what they're doing.
The parts of theory we commonly work on in lessons are ear-training, sight-reading,
rhythm counting, and music knowledge. Ultimately, we encourage students
to exercise their music theory education by writing original pieces, either
in pop genres that focus on melody and lyrics, or through more formal,
classical music writing. These two practices are called songwriting and
If you’re interested in becoming a true musician, with a deep but
practical understanding of what makes music work, call Promethean Studios
and schedule an initial lesson!