Music Lessons Online

"The lessons on theory have been invaluable, and have helped me to speed up my creative work. I would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat. You are wonderful."
- Gill Lawton - Student USA

Our program suits very keen and eager everyday people.

Our program suits professionals who are too advanced to learn music elsewhere. We challenge you to learn from us.

What if I'm not good enough?

You are driven to create good music. You may be driven as a beginner. You may be driven as a professional. You are good enough.

What if I'm a slow learner?

Each lesson builds on what you have previously learnt. You will not be left behind. You will not be abandoned. We will spend the time with you to ensure you understand.

I have a busy schedule?

Lessons are by email. There is no requirement for you to be at a particular place at a particular time.

What if I live in a country far far away?

We teach everywhere in the world. Wherever your computer is. There is no need for you to travel.

Why should I learn from you?

The students at the academy are undertaking studies and courses that are not available at any other institutions or universities in this country, particularly in the orchestration and arranging and computer music program areas.

Composing is the easiest thing in the world to do. But I have 35 years experience as an orchestrator and arranger behind me.

To bring out the best in a progression and an orchestra and to write a truly great melody of high art you need to become an arranger and an orchestrator first."

"First you become an arranger, then an orchestrator, then a composer" - Joe Paparone.

"Too many impatient composers learn the other way around. That makes them depressed and frustrated with their talent.

They have drawers full of half finished songs. Not me. I can fix any problem and write to any level and I consistently create great stuff.

How do I know I can learn from you?

Joe Paparone thrived for 40 years as Musical Director for recording studios, working with and hiring new and experienced musicians.

Many beginners are as capable in Joe's hands as advanced musicians. Joe has learnt how to bring out the best in people. In a recording studio he learnt how to do it fast. He tells you straight.

Joe will personally correct your assignments, respond with valuable feedback, and tailor your next lesson exactly to absolutely suit you. Guaranteed.

Why do you want to teach me?

I will phone you for a chat (completely at my expense). I will talk to you about your aims and ambitions and where I can fit in.

We are so excited by our program that we don't want any unhappy students. We only want totally enthusiastic and enthralled students.

I feel I know enough already.

I don't teach you what you already know.

What's in it for me?

I will blow your mind.

  • Learn to orchestrate your own backing tapes.
  • Learn everything there is to know about chords.
  • No textbooks. I can already teach you more than any textbook ever written.
  • Strive for perfect time and perfect feel for time.
  • Improvisation and progression.
  • Comfortable chords, creative expressive solo melodies.
�Joe is a thorough musician who conducts ensembles with accuracy and authority. His compositions and arrangements exhibit a wide range of influences and knowledge and require a high degree of instrumental proficiency to perform.� - Graham Morgan
.. the most recorded and influential drummer in Australian music history.

Will I feel special?

Full email support to assist you in your queries.

All exercises corrected by Joe Paparone personally. Joe Paparone is a virtuoso guitarist and orchestral chord arranger of the highest international caliber.

Joe personalises each lesson according to your progress and needs. Joe has composed, arranged and orchestrated for symphonies, big bands, choirs, small ensembles and international touring stars.

Whatever your level, Joe will nurture and develop you to your highest potential.

Beginners definitely welcome.

We will correct (within reason) any compositions you write in-between times using Encore.

How do I get started?

You will get most satisfaction from the lessons if you have access to a Microsoft Windows computer with Microsoft Word and Encore music notation software installed.

We have no financial or political relationship with the makers of Encore - Encore is just the way we communicate. Encore is distributed by GVox

We have a single flat fee. Lessons are US$250 per month. You can return to this page to unsubscribe at any time.

Music Theory

"Become an arranger first, then an orchestrator, and then a composer." - Joe Paparone

Joe Paparone is an Australian music arranger of the highest international calibre. Allow him to share 50 years of real world experiences with you.

Lessons Online

One of the great benefits to distance education is the extraordinary teachers you sometimes find.

Joe Paparone would be delighted to teach you. Lessons are personalised. You'll even get personal letters and personal attention straight from the maestro. If you'd like more detail you can contact Joe direct on jp @ Please subscribe to our online lessons by clicking the PayPal subscribe button. You don't have to be a PayPal member!

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