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Bryan B.

Los Angeles, CA

$40/hr

Music Theory & Piano Lessons

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Music Theory & Piano Lessons

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I earned my BA in Music Theory & Composition from Denison University in 2009. I also have my minor in piano performance. While there I was a theory tutor and piano teacher. I earned departmental honors and was named Most Outstanding Senior Composer in 2009. In Los Angeles I am an active songwriter for pop and musical theatre.

I use a more academic approach to theory and songwriting, and I think of piano playing as a hobby meant for fun. In theory, it is best to understand the foundation and concepts of music composition so that you the student can make conscious decisions when you write. I developed an 8-week theory boot camp that will give a composer and songwriter all the information they need to write a good song.

Playing piano should be fun, and while there are certainly basic techniques that need to be learned, a student should be playing because they want to. I teach songs you want to play for friends and families. If your interests lean toward classical literature, then we can explore that. Above all, I want you to love the music you hear, play, and write.

Music:
Composition (Music),
Music Theory, Piano,
Songwriting
Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

My Bachelor's degree is in Music Theory & Composition. I was awarded the Outstanding Composer award at Denison University. My compositions have played in film festivals, theatre, and commercials. My specialization at Denison was film scoring.

Piano

I have played piano for 17 years and have been an accompanist for 7. I minored in piano performance at Denison University, where I also taught local students. I had the same students for 3 years before I graduated. I have studied across all genres of piano, from baroque to contemporary and everything in between.

Songwriting

Coming from a musical theatre background, I actively arrange songs and write original work for cabarets and solo performances. I have taken the Judy Stakee songwriting workshop and am currently enrolled in the Acadamy for New Musical Theatre Core Curriculum workshop. My focus in songwriting is integrating intelligent musical choices when setting lyric.

Denison University

Education

Denison University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bryan will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.


About Bryan

I earned my BA in Music Theory & Composition from Denison University in 2009. I also have my minor in piano performance. While there I was a theory tutor and piano teacher. I earned departmental honors and was named Most Outstanding Senior Composer in 2009. In Los Angeles I am an active songwriter for pop and musical theatre.

I use a more academic approach to theory and songwriting, and I think of piano playing as a hobby meant for fun. In theory, it is best to understand the foundation and concepts of music composition so that you the student can make conscious decisions when you write. I developed an 8-week theory boot camp that will give a composer and songwriter all the information they need to write a good song.

Playing piano should be fun, and while there are certainly basic techniques that need to be learned, a student should be playing because they want to. I teach songs you want to play for friends and families. If your interests lean toward classical literature, then we can explore that. Above all, I want you to love the music you hear, play, and write.

Education

Denison University

Education

Denison University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046

Bryan’s Subjects

Music:
Composition (Music),
Music Theory, Piano,
Songwriting
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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