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Thanks for clicking on my profile to see if I'm the right tutor for you! Let me briefly tell you about myself. I was born and raised in a small town in Massachusetts where I thrived in the music program at my schools. I started playing piano at the age of 5 and at age 11 switched over to percussion which I have been playing ever since (I'm currently 30 years old). Throughout my childhood I won music awards, performed and taught at music festivals around the northeast and I even had the pleasure of performing at the world famous Carnegie Hall...Twice!!! After I finished High School I went on to the University of Akron where I received my BM in music performance. There I furthered my knowledge of percussion by learning all about steel drums, djembes and other orchestral and African percussion instruments. When I finished there, I moved to California and went to the California Institute of the Arts where I received my MFA in Multi Focus Percussion. In my playing career I have premiered over 30 pieces for solo percussion, percussion ensemble, band and orchestra. I have also performed in 15 states and Canada. However, with all the performing I've done over the years, I actually enjoy teaching students the art of percussion and stage presence even more. And that's why I'm here on WyzAnt!
I obviously specialize in teaching percussion (snare drum, drum set, mallet percussion, orchestral percussion and steel drum) but I can also teach other things such as piano, music theory, music history and even a little sight singing. I like to treat the student as more of a friend than a student. This way a lesson is more like the two of us hanging out and having fun! I have given lessons to students for 13 years now and they have ranged from 5 year old kids just starting to learn music to 50 year old graduate students wanting to fine tune their abilities. And if that wasn't enough, I'm also able to teach basic math, science, language arts and U.S. History. So if you want to learn a lot and have a lot of fun at the same time, I'm the tutor for you!
I have played and studied basketball since I was 9 years old. Basketball is my favorite sport and follow it deeply during it's seasons. I'm very familiar with what works on the basketball court and what doesn't. I have coached youth basketball in the past and I currently am a player/coach in a rec league as well.
I have studied and performed music for 25 years and I have my bachelors and masters in music performance. I have written song lyrics and vocal arrangements for choirs and percussion. I come from a family of musicians who all love to perform.
I have played tennis for over 20 years. I have also taught at multiple tennis camps to students ranging from ages 4-18. I also spent time working at a country club where I helped out both children and adults with their tennis playing as well.
I have performed various plays and musicals throughout my life both on the stage and in the pit. I have also taught acting and improv classes for many years. I have a BM in music performance and an MFA.
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