To give you a little background, I recently graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI., a small liberal arts college, with a major in Political Science and a minor in German. I was one class away from another minor in philosophy, but elected to take more economics instead. Since graduation I've extensively studied economics, finance, and monetary policy, especially as it relates to the banking industry. In college I focused on American History and politics, constitutional law, and rhetoric, though I also studied international relations, comparative politics, and was a model UN delegate. I also spent a semester in Freiburg, Germany studying the development and governance of the European Union. In college I wrote many, many, many 10-12 page essays as well as a 35 page independent study on rhetoric (and got A's on all of them) so I can definitely offer essay help all the way from conception to idea organization to proofreading.
I'm kind of a politics geek if you can't already tell. I love the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, political rhetoric, and the history of ideas. But I'm also a musician. I actually started out in the conservatory as a Bass Performance major and played in various jazz ensembles and the wind ensemble, but eventually the social sciences won out over spending 10 hours a day in a 10' x 10' basement practice room. Before college I played bass in the MA jazz band, orchestra, wind ensemble, and the Woodside and Foothill jazz bands. I played percussion in the Woodside marching band and drums with the First Congregational Church, and had taken guitar lessons at Gelb for a few years. I teach all levels of bass, upright and electric, and beginning guitar and drums. I teach composition, reading and sight-reading, improv, and bow technique. Styles in include jazz (be-bop, big band, Latin), rock, funk, blues, and flamenco.
I love to teach and hope one day to become a teacher or professor, so if I seem like the right person, then let's get started!
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