I provide tutoring in the following areas: Piano performance (jazz, classical, and popular styles), jazz improvisation (all instruments), music composition and theory, music history, arranging, band directing, and vocal performance. I am a former university professor (received Excellence in Teaching awards), have performed at jazz festivals in the United States and Europe,and own a proprietary music school in the Chicago area. I'm a great one-on-one teacher, currently have music students ages 5 through adult (beginners through professionals). My teaching style is patient, personable, enthusiastic, and well organized. I listen well and give clear answers to questions. My goal is to help each student learn to perform to his or her highest level. I enjoy teaching beginners as well as experienced and returning students.
I have Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in music performance and composition. Also experienced with audition preparation, recital preparation, college and music career counseling, college entrance-exam preparation, and music studio production.
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