Music Coding

Music Coding is our School of Composition program. We believe that making and arranging music should be an integral part of any student of music. Our Music Coding workshops and camps give students the skills and techniques to transcribe the music in their mind and expand their vocabulary and knowledge of music through listening, experimenting and creating.

Being actively involved in the creation of music:

  • Wakes up creativity
  • Boosts confidence and self-esteem
  • Teaches one to respect musical details
  • Helps to become a stronger performer
  • Improves the retention of music
  • Fosters patience and discipline
  • Cultivates a sense of ownership
  • Lights up their imagination



Music Coding and Piano Lab Camp

August 12-16, 2019, 9:30-3:30pm

This intensive summer camp will give students an opportunity to have an immersive music learning, listening, collaborating, and creating experience. This camp will be planned and facilitated by Kristina Lee and led by Kristina and special guest speakers.

Age: 8-11 yr

Capacity: 6-8 students

Tuition: $400 + non-refundable registration fee of $25

Cancellation Policy: Full refund before 5/1.  50% refund after 6/1. No refund after 7/1

For questions and to register, please email us.

Sample of a day schedule:

9:30-10:00 Opening session

10:00-10:30 Technical Exercises Practice

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Improvisation/composition method and skills

11:45-12:45 Lunch break

12:45-1:00 Group check-in and plan for the afternoon

1:00-2:00 Individual composition time

2:00-2:30 Group sharing and break

2:30-3:30 Practice individual piano répertorié



  • Hacking Data into Music with Judy Twedt
    • At this special workshop with climate scientist, researcher and composer Judy Twedt, students learned how to do data sonification, a process that converts data into music. Students also had a chance to discuss their understandings and concerns regarding climate change with Judy Twedt.
  • 2018 Summer Music Coding Workshops
    • Students came for once a week for three weeks for two-hour workshops that focused. In addition to learning about melody, form, harmony, and cadences, there was special emphasis and rhythm and meter comprehension through listening exercises.