Private Composition Classes: Worth The Hassle? in Composers' Headquarters Posted September 2, 2012 From what I am reading, it is unanimous belief that composition classes are not just worth the cost, but an essential part of most successful composers' musical journeys. (It brings back what a teacher once told me: "Only when you learn the rules can you start breaking them." It looks like in the art of composition, this applies greatly--like Siwi said, greater knowledge facilitates greater individual expression, not lesser [Thanks, Siwi!] ) Well, I've been convinced. It's time to make some calls and get a private tutor--at least until I get to university and take a serious class. My heartfelt thanks for the awesome assistance and insight you have provided for me! I really do appreciate it!