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Gregory K.

Phoenix, AZ

$60/hr

I know music theory and love to teach it

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I know music theory and love to teach it

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I'm a composer, theorist, and pianist with a Doctorate in music from the University of Northern Colorado. Originally from Long Island, I am now based in Phoenix. I love people, and I love teaching music theory. Theory is important because it helps you understand musical meaning and discourse. It also makes your mind razor sharp, which is handy no matter what you do, whether play an instrument, study engineering, or design software.

As a tutor, I engage my students by explaining concepts clearly, and allowing them to grasp ideas before moving on. My tutoring sessions require focus and concentration, but are tailored to the needs of each student. Students will learn what they need to excel in this discipline, whether it's identifying intervals and key signatures, proofreading scores for part-writing errors, or analyzing complex harmony. As a teacher, I know how to make complicated ideas seem simple. The light-bulb moments make my sessions exciting!

Music theory, ear training, counterpoint, and composition overlap with each other. I have expertise in all of these, as well as music history and piano. I look forward to sharing my passion for music with those who want to deepen their understanding and excel in their studies.

History:
Music History
Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Composition (Music)

I have a doctorate in composition and piano from the University of Northern Colorado. I have written music for piano, chamber ensembles, and for full orchestra. I studied with Dr. Robert Ehle at UNC, and Dr. Dan Koontz in Long Island NY. I have played piano, furthermore, for some 20 years. I gradated from UNC in May of 2012.

Ear Training

I have a doctorate in composition and piano from the University of Northern Colorado. For my degree, I taught advanced ear training. My master's degree is in music theory. I have played piano, furthermore, for some 20 years. I gradated from UNC in May.

General Music

I have a doctorate in composition and piano from the University of Northern Colorado. My master's degree is in music theory. I have played piano, furthermore, for some 20 years. I gradated from UNC in May 2012.

Music History

I have a doctorate in composition and piano from the University of Northern Colorado. For my degree, I studied the history of western music from the middle ages through the present. I have conducted research on Beethoven, Liszt, and Hilding Rosenerg. I gradated from UNC in May.

Music Theory

The language of music

Piano

I have a doctorate in composition and piano from the University of Northern Colorado. I studied with Vergie Amendola and Lei Weng at UNC. I have taught private piano lessons for some 10 years in New York before studying in Colorado. I gradated from UNC in May.

Sight Singing

I have a doctorate in composition and piano from the University of Northern Colorado. For my degree, I taught advanced sight-singing. My master's degree is in music theory. I have played piano, furthermore, for some 20 years. I gradated from UNC in May of 2012.

Songwriting

I have a doctorate in composition and piano from the University of Northern Colorado. I have written a song cycle for Baritone, flute, guitar, and cello, which was performed in my doctoral composition recital in February of this year. I gradated from UNC in May.

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-Brentwood, NY
University of Northern Colorado
Master's
The University of Northern Colorado
PhD

Education

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-Brentwood, NY

University of Northern Colorado (Master's)

The University of Northern Colorado (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gregory will travel within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85044.


About Gregory

I'm a composer, theorist, and pianist with a Doctorate in music from the University of Northern Colorado. Originally from Long Island, I am now based in Phoenix. I love people, and I love teaching music theory. Theory is important because it helps you understand musical meaning and discourse. It also makes your mind razor sharp, which is handy no matter what you do, whether play an instrument, study engineering, or design software.

As a tutor, I engage my students by explaining concepts clearly, and allowing them to grasp ideas before moving on. My tutoring sessions require focus and concentration, but are tailored to the needs of each student. Students will learn what they need to excel in this discipline, whether it's identifying intervals and key signatures, proofreading scores for part-writing errors, or analyzing complex harmony. As a teacher, I know how to make complicated ideas seem simple. The light-bulb moments make my sessions exciting!

Music theory, ear training, counterpoint, and composition overlap with each other. I have expertise in all of these, as well as music history and piano. I look forward to sharing my passion for music with those who want to deepen their understanding and excel in their studies.

Education

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-Brentwood, NY
University of Northern Colorado
Master's
The University of Northern Colorado
PhD

Education

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-Brentwood, NY

University of Northern Colorado (Master's)

The University of Northern Colorado (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85044

Gregory’s Subjects

History:
Music History
Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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