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Eric D.

Boulder, CO

$35/hr

Music Lessons- Piano, Guitar, and Theory

Background check passed as of 4/30/13
Usually responds in about 55 minutes

Music Lessons- Piano, Guitar, and Theory

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My name is Eric. I have been playing music for over 15 years. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University for Music Education. After graduating, I relocated to Boulder, Colorado in 2012. I play piano and guitar. I have over 4 years of private teaching experience and my current student base is over 15 musicians that I meet with once a week.

I enjoy all types of music, and while I majored in a classical/jazz program I love teaching rock and folk music, songwriting techniques, TABS and chord diagrams. I also spent some time in college tutoring some of my peers with their music theory assignments. I would love to help any college student who is new to music theory.

I feel one of my biggest strengths while teaching is talking about music in a way that is relatable to the other parts of life. I consider myself a well rounded musician and person. I love cooking, hiking, watching movies, spending time with friends, and playing pool.

Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ear Training

I currently teach 12 students. During each lesson I set a portion of time aside for ear training. My students are learning how to distinguish between major, minor, dominant, and major seventh chords by ear as well as major and perfect melodic intervals. For my younger students, I play small segments on guitar or piano and have them copy my notes.

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for over 6 years. I am comfortable teaching note reading, TABS, fingerpicking, strumming patterns, chord diagrams, and basic soloing. I have taught guitar for over 3 years and I especially enjoy teaching beginners

Music Theory

I have over 8 years of music theory experience. I started taking theory in high school and instantly grew to love it. I am comfortable teaching basic notation skills, ear training, dictation, interval study, part-writing, and more.

Piano

I have been playing piano for over 10 years. I am comfortable teaching note reading, 'lead sheet' style songs, scale study, five finger piano, two handed songs, chord voicings (jazz), and basic improvisation. Most of my experience teaching over the past 3 years has been with piano students of varying levels.

Songwriting

I have written several songs as a member of a folk-rock band. I have also been a part of another recording group where i wrote horn parts and helped with general arranging. I have links to my songs available upon request.

Trumpet

I have been playing trumpet for over 13 years. While studying Music Education, trumpet was my concentration. I am comfortable teaching beginners all the way up to college students. I have played in large and small jazz ensembles, classical groups, and rock groups.

Temple University

Education

Temple University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 15 miles of Boulder, CO 80301.


About Eric

My name is Eric. I have been playing music for over 15 years. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University for Music Education. After graduating, I relocated to Boulder, Colorado in 2012. I play piano and guitar. I have over 4 years of private teaching experience and my current student base is over 15 musicians that I meet with once a week.

I enjoy all types of music, and while I majored in a classical/jazz program I love teaching rock and folk music, songwriting techniques, TABS and chord diagrams. I also spent some time in college tutoring some of my peers with their music theory assignments. I would love to help any college student who is new to music theory.

I feel one of my biggest strengths while teaching is talking about music in a way that is relatable to the other parts of life. I consider myself a well rounded musician and person. I love cooking, hiking, watching movies, spending time with friends, and playing pool.

Education

Temple University

Education

Temple University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Boulder, CO 80301

Eric’s Subjects

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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