My name is Geoffrey P.; I am a composer and conductor with degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California.
I have found teaching to be a natural extension of my two primary disciplines, and it has provided me necessary continuity, as well as a greater understanding of the importance of public musical literacy. In my past positions (both those at Eastman and those in the Rochester community) I am fortunate to be able to integrate music theory, music perception and appreciation, compositional techniques, ensemble training, music technology, aural skills, and music history—within classroom and concert hall settings alike.
My teaching philosophy is integrative and focuses on building the whole musician. I benefited enormously from this when beginning my own musical endeavors and am a proponent of focused, fundamentals-building study to provide a foundational skill set for creative expression. Having trained at two of this country's preeminent programs, I am equipped to teach students of all levels and am particularly happy to provide professional and collegiate counseling.
My professional work as a conductor and composer continues to thrive based on these principles, and I look forward to hearing from you.
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