Edward Thornbury, VIC 3071

  • Covers historical models in theory, harmony, orchestration, music technology, music for the screen.

About Me

Dr. Edward Primrose is a composition graduate from the Canberra School of Music (ANU). Recipient of the ASME Young Composers Award and numerous Australia Council awards, Edward has been widely commissioned. He spent several years in the UK and France as composer for theatre, dance, video and film. He has conducted opera, symphonic, choral and chamber works as well as numerous film score recordings.
Composer of symphonies, instrumental, choral and electroacoustic works, an opera, music for theatre, radio drama and dance plus numerous scores for films and documentaries. He completed the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Practice, then completed his PhD in musical dramaturgy. He specialises in music theory and composition, in particular music for film.
Edward has been teaching at tertiary, secondary and industry level for over 25 years.


Composition and Musical Dramaturgy

University of Newcastle

2007 - 2014

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Practice

Australian Film Television & Radio School

2010 - 2010

Music Composition & PIano

ANU (Canberra School of Music)

1976 - 1978

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Free introductory lesson

Free introductory lesson on all subjects.

Promotion End On 19/02/2016


Piano - up to intermediate standard (c.a. AMEB 5)

Basic theory
Rudimentary composition
Ear training

Covers historical models in theory, harmony, and orchestration.
Exploration of composition topics
Basic analysis - form and style
Covers all HSC material for extra tutoring

Harmony and counterpoint.
Analysis (based on Schoenberg's Structural Functions of Harmony)
Composition styles
Developing a personal voice.
(NB This could be in any style)

From English language improvement for non-English speakers to an exploration of English language theatre and prose.

Music technology - from rudiments to advanced programming.
MIDI specification
Digital audio
Video synchronisation
Software sequencer principles

Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online
  • Lesson Language:
  • ESL , French
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  • Thornbury, VIC 3071