While the majority of my education is in music, I began as an engineer. I studied for two years at Georgia Tech, having completed my math and most of my basic science requirements. During that time, I spent a cumulative year in Houston working for an energy company. It was there that I learned that I love to cook and sing more than engineering. Though engineering proved not to be my calling, math and science have always been and still are a joy to me. I hope that I can make math and science problems a satisfying challenge rather than endless drudgery.
I bring that science/math mind to my understanding of music theory and ear training. There is a logic to both, and once you understand how they work there is no need to waste away memorizing facts and theorems. However, the beauty of music lies in its ability to transcend simple notes on a page to conjure images of nostalgia, hope, love, joy, etc. This is where music becomes fun and where teaching it becomes a reward. Having studied voice and piano for several years, I know there is no single way that works to teaching music, and each student learns in a different manner. I hope to unlock the exhilaration of studying music in you!
In addition to my math, science, and musical training, I have studied the Bible extensively and seek to understand and explain the tougher questions about life and unwrap the so-called "contradictions" that the Bible holds. I think we give up too easily in our search for truth resulting in a disillusionment of God and what He has in store for us. Some of my favorite issues to discuss are: what happens to someone who never hears the gospel? if an animal's blood provided forgiveness, why crucify Jesus? how does predestination work with free will? and why did Jesus need to be born of virgin? These questions and a deep study into the history of Israel's past has provided me a deep knowledge of the Bible.
Tutoring and teaching have been a blessing both as mentor and mentee throughout my education. I trust that your study with me will be pleasurable, engaging, and at times challenging, but will only to lead to growth and a joy of learning.
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