Hello to All!
I may be new to tutoring, but I'm not new to music. I am currently finishing my Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition and Music Technology. So, for those of you who want to learn the art of composing memorable pieces of music, I would be happy to teach you. I have almost 4 years of experience in many styles of classical composition, 1 year in Jazz and improvisation, and about 11 years self-practice as an emerging songwriter. To date, I have written 10 classical pieces of music and over 1300 different songs, a few of which have been posted at contests on indabamusic.com. For songwriting, I can teach you how to effectively write lyrics and compose the music to many different styles from folk and rock to some of today's pop standards.
For classical composition, I will teach by example providing, at times examples of my own work as a budding composer to help you (the students) with fundamental concepts of melody, harmony, countermelody, and free counterpoint, as well as various rhythms associated with various types and examples of music. I believe that providing many different samples of music across many different genres is the key to assuring a student's interest in music. Not all people are classical and not all people are pop writers. I kind of let the student within the first few lessons tell me what things they have been wanting to learn in the language of music and then stem my teaching from that.
Also, for those of you who are struggling in theory, I have extensive theory tutoring experience as well as some new approaches to teaching the concepts to the student so they stick. I tie the theory to historical genres or masterpieces that the student recognizes and/or likes and then break it down chord by chord or figure by figure with them. I have used this method many times in tutoring my fellow peers at the university.
For those of you who are in need of sharpening your sight singing skills, with me, you have a personal pitch pipe at your disposal as I have perfect pitch and can take you from good to great in this area. Part of sight singing is learning how to sing and with my ear and choir experience I could help you ace your next test.
For piano, I have been playing piano since the age of two. At age 11, I began taking lessons until I was about 20. All other years were self-taught. If you need someone to help you learn to play the piano like you've always wanted to, then look no further.
I hope to be a friendly mentor to all students and to build within them a strong relationship and continuing interest in music!
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