As a classroom music instructor for seven years, I have tailored music studies for a broad range of students, from elementary to middle school ages; teaching basic music theory, notation, form, and the rudiments of how to play several instruments; such as piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, saxophones, double bass, and drums. I have also taught a continuing education guitar course for adults. I provided hands-on instrumental and vocal experiences coupled with music history from past to present; all designed in an age appropriate manner to foster and promote the gift of music. I taught my students about important musical figures and encouraged their appreciation of different musical genres. At Woods Academy, I was responsible for providing music for events via piano/keyboard accompaniment. Currently, I tutor theory, teach piano/guitar privately, record, and perform original compositions. I enjoy arranging and using Sibelius software for that purpose.
I am particularly fascinated by music theory and composition. Through my academic coursework at Bucknell and at Howard University where I received my undergraduate degree in music composition, I have applied this knowledge professionally throughout the years. I find it incredibly rewarding helping students reach a higher level of musicianship through the study of music theory.
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