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I live in Southwestern California just some 100 miles away from the Arizona border and have played piano since I was 8 years old. I'm 16 now and have been self-taught since age 14. I want to take my piano skills up a level and learn to write my own pieces though. I've already been writing some pieces, actually, which you can listen to here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6K0A84L12V-SSOISTHJSLg

ive also been working on a prelude in c major for the piano. if anyone wants to listen to it, heres a preview of it: http://picosong.com/TPw3

I know music theory as I learned it from my piano teacher and even my band teacher when I played saxophone in public school, but its the composition that's tricky for me. I've tried reading books but I just can't absorb the information as well as I probably would if I had someone who knew what they were doing to tell me face to face what to do and how to compose.

The problem is I live on the edge of the desert and there are hardly any good resources online to look for someone to teach me in this specific field. If someone could point me in the right direction or maybe even offer to teach me online I'd really appreciate it. As I'm still a minor though I would have to talk to my parents about paying for any fees just in case someone offers to teach me over the net. Thanks in advance.

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Check with the music department of the nearest college to where you live (the nearest that has a music department.) Often one of the faculty will be giving private lessons on the side (or even a graduate student.) You may also check with the band director (or choir director or orchestra conductor) of somewhere nearby. Again, people in these positions often give private lessons. In addition, even if not giving lessons themselves, they may be able to steer you to a good teacher.

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