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Eric D.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hr

Music Historian Piano Teacher

Usually responds in about 4 hours

Music Historian Piano Teacher

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I am a music history student in a PhD program at USC that has taught piano lessons for 15 years in LA. I enjoy teaching privately and can help students with music theory, music history, and piano studies. I studied piano, sight singing, and harmony in Boston, music history in Indiana and now am working on a PhD with an emphasis in American popular music. I will travel to your home depending upon the location.

Testimonials

"Incredible tutor"

- Mark, Los Angeles, CA on 2/28/14
History:
Music History
Music:
Ear Training,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano
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.

Ear Training

I began my theory training in 1986 at Cabrillo Community College. In 1989, I went on to study harmony, ear training, and solfege at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA with Judith Ross, a student of Nadia Boulanger. From there I went on to pursue my BA at Indiana University and passed all my theory entrance exams. When I came to USC to pursue my PhD in Musicology, I also passed all of my theory and orchestration entrance exams.

Music History

I received my BA from Indiana University in Music Composition and Criticism, a degree program I designed so that I could study with Peter Burkholder from the musicology faculty. I am currently a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Musicology at USC and was awarded the Teaching Fellowship by my department.

Piano

I have studied piano privately since I was a child. I studied piano at the college level from 1989-1992 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. I have been a private piano teacher in Los Angeles, CA since 1997. I have taught piano at the Los Angeles Music and Art school in East Los Angeles, CA for five years.

Indiana University, Bloomington
Music
(1) University of Southern California
Master's
1) University of Southern California
PhD

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington (Music)

(1) University of Southern California (Master's)

1) University of Southern California (PhD)

Incredible tutor — If you're looking for a teacher, look no further than Eric. He is well-versed in a variety of styles and extremely patient and creative when it comes to teaching. ...

— Mark, Los Angeles, CA on 2/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066.


About Eric

I am a music history student in a PhD program at USC that has taught piano lessons for 15 years in LA. I enjoy teaching privately and can help students with music theory, music history, and piano studies. I studied piano, sight singing, and harmony in Boston, music history in Indiana and now am working on a PhD with an emphasis in American popular music. I will travel to your home depending upon the location.

Testimonials

"Incredible tutor"

- Mark, Los Angeles, CA on 2/28/14
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Education

Indiana University, Bloomington
Music
(1) University of Southern California
Master's
1) University of Southern California
PhD

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington (Music)

(1) University of Southern California (Master's)

1) University of Southern California (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066

Eric’s Subjects

History:
Music History
Music:
Ear Training,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano
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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