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Peter E.

Roswell, GA

$50/hr

Music/Guitar - Social Studies - Foreign Language Instructor

Background check passed as of 3/13/12
Usually responds after +3 days

Music/Guitar - Social Studies - Foreign Language Instructor

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Hello,

I am a multi-subject instructor with 21 years of undergraduate and graduate college education. I possess an Associate in Music degree, a Bachelor's degree in psychology; a Master's in Education; and a PhD (minus dissertation) in Educational Leadership. My experience consists of 20 years of teaching in private and public schools in California, Florida, and Georgia. More importantly, I am a very dedicated, patient, and passionate teacher who strongly believes in the transformational power of education and that everyone can learn provided time and dedication is committed.

- Mr. E

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training,
General Music,
Guitar,
Music History, Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I have been writing music for over forty years and have recorded two albums (a third is in the making). My formal training at Laney College, CA has enabled me to explore different musical periods and genres while expanding my harmonic/melodic horizons. In the end, this has translated into gaining more control and flexibility to write in major, minor, modal, or mixed of both tonality and modality. Polytonality and atonality are also venues I have explored and used occasionally (as an effect primarily). For example, in one of my songs, I used an atonal piano riff during the interlude section (with crickets in the background). I compose using the piano or guitar primarily.

Ear Training

I am a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist with 40 years of teaching and performing experience, two albums recorded, and an Associate's in Music from Laney College, CA. Ear training is at the core of my musical degree and career. My approach consists on making students identify, sing, and write melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material in increasing levels of difficulty. Thus, students are expected to move from intervals, chords, and quarter notes to melodic motifs, chord progressions, and rhythmic patterns. In the end, students should be able to copy entire musical pieces by ear.

General Music

I teach music history (from the Neanderthals to the 20th century), notation, ear training, harmony, rhythm, and several popular styles. The guitar is my primary instrument followed by piano. I illustrate different styles, music periods, instrumentation, and orchestration through music appreciation as well.

Guitar

I have been playing and teaching guitar for over 40 years; my formal training was completed at Laney College, CA, and I have recorded two albums. My teaching method is based on 12 levels of increasing difficulty that span from basic triadic harmony in major and minor tonalities (rock, blues, country, pop, folk, etc) to complex chord structures in mixed tonalities, modalities and chromatic harmony (Jazz, Bossa, Mellow Rock, Latin Jazz, etc). Each level can be completed in about 12 weeks (1 weekly lesson and daily practice). Typically my students learn in 1 year what takes most guitar students 10 years to learn. More importantly, the joy of learning and playing is emphasized.

Laney College, CA and St. Mary's College, CA
Music- Psychology
College of Notre Dame, CA
Master's
Lynn University, FL (- dissertation)
PhD

Education

Laney College, CA and St. Mary's College, CA ( Music- Psychology)

College of Notre Dame, CA (Master's)

Lynn University, FL (- dissertation) (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

1. Tutor travels to student's location: Hour $50. 2. Student travels to Tutor's studio (in Roswell, GA 30075): Hour $35. 3. 1st lesson FREE!

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 6 miles of Roswell, GA 30075.


About Peter

Hello,

I am a multi-subject instructor with 21 years of undergraduate and graduate college education. I possess an Associate in Music degree, a Bachelor's degree in psychology; a Master's in Education; and a PhD (minus dissertation) in Educational Leadership. My experience consists of 20 years of teaching in private and public schools in California, Florida, and Georgia. More importantly, I am a very dedicated, patient, and passionate teacher who strongly believes in the transformational power of education and that everyone can learn provided time and dedication is committed.

- Mr. E

Education

Laney College, CA and St. Mary's College, CA
Music- Psychology
College of Notre Dame, CA
Master's
Lynn University, FL (- dissertation)
PhD

Education

Laney College, CA and St. Mary's College, CA ( Music- Psychology)

College of Notre Dame, CA (Master's)

Lynn University, FL (- dissertation) (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

1. Tutor travels to student's location: Hour $50. 2. Student travels to Tutor's studio (in Roswell, GA 30075): Hour $35. 3. 1st lesson FREE!

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Roswell, GA 30075

Peter’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training,
General Music,
Guitar,
Music History, Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spanish

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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