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Christopher B.

Minneapolis, MN

$50/hr

Experienced Tutor for Music Theory, Composition, and Electronic Music

Background check passed as of 6/27/11
Usually responds in about 1 day

Experienced Tutor for Music Theory, Composition, and Electronic Music

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Hello - I'm Chris and I have taught students of various ages about music theory, composition, and technology (including recording, electronic music, and music notation). My approach is highly tailored to each student, and I am willing to tutor for multiple topics and specialties. I also have a broad knowledge of general subjects, ranging from poetry to geography, and from computers to writing.

With two advanced degrees in music composition and a diverse liberal arts undergraduate training, I bring an excellent mix of topics to the musical discussion. This is often very important in the creative field(s), where different art forms (and other topics) can inspire the art form one is seeking to develop.

My lessons in music focus on each student's particular skills/goals and typically include exercises in listening, analyzing, and composing.

Computer:
General Computer
History:
Music History
Corporate Training:
General Computer

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.

Composition (Music)

I taught music theory, composition, and ear training at Chapman University (Orange, CA) for three years as both an assistant professor and an instructor. Prior to that I was an instructor in composition and electronic music at the Eastman School of Music, while completing my doctorate.

Ear Training

I taught music theory, composition, and ear training at Chapman University (Orange, CA) for three years as both an assistant professor and an instructor. Prior to that I was an instructor in composition and electronic music at the Eastman School of Music, while completing my doctorate. Additionally, I taught ear training courses as a graduate student at the University of Iowa.

General Music

My passion has always been for music, and I started at an early age - I took some piano lessons as a child and formally studied percussion from grade school through college. After college, I specialized in composition in graduate school, earning both the master's and doctorate. I have composed music for solo instruments, various small and large ensembles, and for electronic media (including films).

Music History

My Ph.D. in composition (music) from the Eastman School of Music required two minor specialties - these were music theory and music history. I am familiar with music theory and music history from all historical periods and can offer tutoring in those areas in addition to composition (music).

Music Theory

I have a Ph.D. in Music (Eastman School of Music), a M.A. in Music (University of Iowa) and a B.A. in Music (University of Minnesota).

University of Minnesota
Music
University of Iowa
Master's
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota (Music)

University of Iowa (Master's)

Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 25 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55403.


About Christopher

Hello - I'm Chris and I have taught students of various ages about music theory, composition, and technology (including recording, electronic music, and music notation). My approach is highly tailored to each student, and I am willing to tutor for multiple topics and specialties. I also have a broad knowledge of general subjects, ranging from poetry to geography, and from computers to writing.

With two advanced degrees in music composition and a diverse liberal arts undergraduate training, I bring an excellent mix of topics to the musical discussion. This is often very important in the creative field(s), where different art forms (and other topics) can inspire the art form one is seeking to develop.

My lessons in music focus on each student's particular skills/goals and typically include exercises in listening, analyzing, and composing.

Education

University of Minnesota
Music
University of Iowa
Master's
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota (Music)

University of Iowa (Master's)

Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55403

Christopher’s Subjects

Computer:
General Computer
History:
Music History
Corporate Training:
General Computer

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.


Background Check Status for Christopher B.

Christopher B. passed a background check on 6/27/11. The check was ordered by Christopher through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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