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Lily
« Perfect! Madeline is very knowledgeable and has well-structured classes. Every... More »
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Lily
« Perfect! Madeline is very knowledgeable and has well-structured classes. Every lesson is informative and practical. She is pleasant to work with and always provides constructive feedback. »
$30/h
1st lesson is free!
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Lessons offered by Madeline
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Songwriting
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Proficient
  • Advanced

Professional composer/songwriter offering theory/ear training, songwriting, and production lessons in Toronto.

Methodology

Whether you're a student preparing for a post-secondary music audition, a beginner interested in learning how to read chords and music, or a seasoned musician looking to learn songwriting and music production, my classes will be guided by your interests and learning goals. With my application-based approach and background in jazz and contemporary music styles, I offer an alternative to the typical conservatory-style music lessons.

Before we dive into our lessons, I like to get to know you as a person and musician first and talk about your goals so I can deliver lessons in a way that resonates with you. It's important to me that you aren't just coasting through the lessons, but that you're actually getting real value out of them.

I look forward to working with you!
- Madeline

Background

I graduated Humber's music program in 2020 with a Bachelor in Music with Honours. My main instrument is trumpet, and on the side I sing and play guitar.

I began writing music when I was thirteen, and since then I've written professionally for television, orchestras, theatre, various jazz ensembles, and more. In college I was a theory and ear training tutor to first- and second-year music students, and have been able to help bring up all my students' grades by at least 10%.

For a year, I worked as an assistant engineer at Gordon Wragg Recording Studios, where I operated Pro Tools and set up recording equipment such as microphones, DIs, amps, Aviom mixers, and more. I also worked for a year as a stage manager and was responsible for setting up and tearing down equipment.

Currently, I'm a musician in the Canadian Armed Forces, where I perform in and arrange for various ensembles including the concert band, jazz band, and marching band.

I also run a blog called Swiss Army Musician, which shares weekly advice articles to help aspiring songwriters develop their craft.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $200
Lessons offered by Madeline
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Songwriting
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Proficient
  • Advanced

The 4 reviews on Madeline
  • 5/5

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Lily

Perfect! Madeline is very knowledgeable and has well-structured classes. Every lesson is informative and practical. She is pleasant to work with and always provides constructive feedback.

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Amy

Perfect! Madeline is a truly fantastic jazz theory teacher. I'm an advanced piano student who’s trained in classical piano and that's been playing for over 20 years. I came in searching for a tutor that might be able to help me to both learn how to play jazz, and strengthen my understanding of music theory knowledge through the lens of this new genre, as that was never my forte. It’s always been magical to me how jazz musicians could have such fluent command in their understanding of music that they can conjure new ideas via improv on the spot.

I am so glad I ended up going with Madeline. Her experience has been a direct match to what I was looking for. She is able to adapt her teaching to acommodate your level and interests, and she is very knowledgeable and well-versed in her area of expertise. I’ve thrown random curiosities at her so many times, and each time, she met them with immediate understanding, followed by a detailed answer.

Although we don’t play the same instrument, I’ve been able to learn a lot from her. And due to her experiences both playing solo and with an ensemble, her knowledge really extends beyond just that of the trumpet, and she’s really been able to provide me with a holistic view of things.

As a teacher, she is also caring and on top of things. You honestly can’t go wrong learning from her. She has made music theory fun for me, and that’s not something my younger self would’ve ever thought could be possible.

Madeline's response

Amy is the ideal student. She's enthusiastic about the material, she asks lots of questions, and she works on her homework every week.

2 recommendations

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Victoria

Madeline is a great tutor; She's very responsive, dependable and graciously accommodating when it comes to scheduling sessions.

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Dave

Madeline was great in helping me understand theory. Always patient, never made me feel dumb because I was slow to catch on, and really knows her stuff! If I couldn’t understand a concept, I wasn’t worried. I knew Madeline could help. I highly recommend her tutoring!

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