Hello prospective students!
I have been a WyzAnt Tutor for 4 years with experience in all ages and levels including my children. I have found teaching to be incredibly rewarding! My teaching ethic is to encourage playing by ear and to help Students apply their own Innate Creativity. Whether you wish to focus on songwriting, composition, or improvisation, creativity is the core!
I can teach both basic and extended techniques for saxophone and guitar in whatever style you like. Developing ear training and rhythmic dictation skills help you identify what it is you are playing and how to go further in your own direction. Because I have focused solely on Original songwriting and composition, I can help you blend genres or create your own.
If you need help in recording your music, I have an 8-track 1/2 inch analog deck and multi-track digital recording via computer in my home studio. We can also set up a simple hand-held ZOOM recording device and record your lessons for you to review at home.
I attended music classes at Thomas Jefferson College (Allendale, MI), and The School of Contemporary Music (Boston, MA), and received my BA at Columbia College Chicago in English and Music Composition. I have also taught at School of Rock in New York City and New Jersey, and given Music Workshops at Columbia College Chicago, Maryland Institute of Art, UMASS Lowell and various art galleries.
I currently live in Jersey City, NJ, own a car and can begin tutoring immediately.
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