Neusha – Film & Video Game Music Composition

Neusha

film composition

Music theory, composition, production, film and video game scoring, piano, songwriting

  • Teaching: 7 yrs
  • Studio: Pierrefonds/Kirkland
  • Transit: Beaconsfield Train Station
  • Nearby bus routes: 485, 201, 470
  • Languages: EN, FR
  • Lessons options: in-studio, online, at-home

Price per lesson

Level Taught: 

Composition / Production : beginner, intermediate, advanced

Piano: beginner

Ages: All – children, youths, adults, seniors.

Subjects: Classical, Popular

Teaching Approach and Lesson Topics:

My teaching approach is extremely dependant on the student and their learning style. Here is a scenario:

  • I will have an initial complimentary meeting with the student, either over the phone or via zoom, to get to know what their goals are, what their prefered learning styles are, what their experience is, and if they have any questions for me. I like to really assess each person to make sure that I am catering a personalised lesson plan.
  • After every lesson, I like to give assignements and exercises for the student to do. At the beginning of the next lesson, we go over the said assignement/practice and I give some feedback or some pointers for next time.
  • Some sample lesson topics include:
    –> How to write a theme/a hook.
    –> Different ways of approaching harmonic progressions to effectively tell the story/propell the music forward.
    –> Mixing lessons and how to listen to your own mixes.
    –> Sampling and building your own sound/virtual instruments.
    –> How to write to picture (films and video games).
    –> Acoustic Orchestration (strings, winds, brass, percussion, voice)
    –> Electronic Orchestration (Synthesizers, electric guitars, midistration)
    –> How to build your own synth patch.
    –> And more…

    We would work on project basis so I would teach you these lessons while also assigning a practical exercise that helps you understand the subject. If you have something you are working on, you can also bring it to the course and we can look and work on it together.

Education:

John Abbott College: DEC in Communications, Film and Theatre (2015)
Concordia University: BFA in Music Composition (2021)
Columbia College Chicago: MFA in Music Composition for the Screen (2023)

With experience in various aspects of storytelling, including film, theatre and music: Neusha has worked on various projects in Montreal as a producer, a writer, a performer, a musical director, and a composer. Projects including:

– Composer for the Columbia College Chicago MFA short film “The Box” by Ben Sepinuck (2021)
– Composer for the Columbia College Chicago MFA short film “Bang” by Emma Mazurek (2021)
– Composer for the Fantasia Film Festival Short “Inner Path” by Camille Verrault (2021)
– Composer in Residence for the Adleisia Choir (2020)
– Composer and featured performer at the Art Matters Festival (2020)
– Composer and pianist for the Short Works Festival “To Kill a Sacred Duck” by Madison Fyper and Jonathan Stern (2019)
– Composer for the Concordia 60 x 60 Festival (2019)
– Co-Composer and Musical Director at the Montreal Fringe Festival’s “Slaying in Suburbia” by Project AlienCat

Neusha offers at-home lessons in the following locations:

Pierrefonds/Kirkland, Downtown Montreal (near metro Guy, Peel, Mcgill, Place des Arts, Berri, St-Laurent, Laurier)

* an additional 10$/per lesson add-on is charged for transportation. 

Online video lessons available

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • Face Time

Media:

Neusha Performing
film scoring video game
film scoring