Composition Software with Jared Tinkham


Navigate the basics of music notation software with an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).

During this monthly workshop, attendees will be given a tutorial on how to use the basic features of industry-standard music notation software, including Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice, and more. The course will be taught using screen-sharing from the instructor’s device, and each attendee will receive PDFs and other resources guiding them through the workshop, as well as additional features that they can use outside of the workshop’s time constraint. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss individual challenges and questions.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the third Sunday of each month from 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 5 people
  • The length of the workshop may vary due to the number of attendees

Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at jtinkham716@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.

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About the Artist

JARED TINKHAM an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts). Pro music credentials include:

  • Professional musician since 2008
  • Voted “Best Jazz Guitarist” by Jazz Buffalo, 2015
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Education from SUNY Buffalo State College
  • Director of Guitar Program at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
  • Studied jazz guitar under Bob Sneider at Eastman School of Music
  • Studied classical guitar under Dr. Evan Drummond

Primary musical influences include John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Bob Sneider, Adam Rogers, Ben Monder, Grant Green, George Benson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Allan Holdsworth.
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