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Carlos C.

Henderson, NV

$40/hr

Patient Piano, Music Theory/Composition and Spanish Tutor

Patient Piano, Music Theory/Composition and Spanish Tutor

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I have been performing at the piano since I was a child. I have a Bachelors degree in Piano and a Master's degree in Music Theory/Composition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I accompany choirs and instrumentalists/vocalists at the piano play for weddings, ceremonies, etc. I am having a new choral piece premiered this October here in Las Vegas. I teach piano privately and offer music theory and counterpoint lessons.

Testimonials

"Accommodating of My Needs "

- Alice, Henderson, NV on 9/17/14
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary
Science:
Geology, Sociology
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography, Music History,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, Piano,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, 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.

Composition (Music)

I just recently wrote a work for mixed choir that will be premiered by a local Las Vegas choir, the Desert Voices. For my master's recital, I wrote a solo violin sonata (3 movements) a choral piece (Alma Redemptoris Mater), a string quartet, a clarinet trio, a brass trio and piano miniatures. I am currently working on a song cycle based on Spanish poetry with a doctoral student from UNLV.

Ear Training

I sang in choir for three years while in college and I use my ear training everyday. I compose music everyday and usually write on paper what I want. I usually sing aloud what I'm writing, due to my training in solfeggi while I was a child. While I was in college my ear training teacher gave us music dictations twice a week and though it was difficult, I learned a lot about music.

General Music

I have two degrees in Music and know how to teach beginning music students. I can teach beginning notation, music theory, music history, counterpoint and basic piano pedagogy.

Macintosh

I own a macbook and am familiar with the differences between pc and mac. I am familiar with pages, keynote and numbers software.

Music History

I love music history. While I was a graduate student, I took several classes in music history including: Stravinsky, Music of the Twentieth Century, Medieval Renaissance Music and The Symphony. In each course, I was required to write a paper about an important musical piece, either studied in class or one of my choosing. While taking Stravinsky I investigated Stravinsky's dodecophonic techniques in two chamber songs, Elegy of J.F.K. and In Memoriam Dylan Thomas. In music of the Twentieth Century, I gave a presentation on Anton von Webern's Six Bagatelles for String quartet. In Medieval Renaissance Music, I researched a L'homme Arme mass Pierre de La Rue, a contemporary of Josquin Desprez. In The Symphony I did a complete analysis of Carlos Chavez's Sinfonia India (Symphony no. 2).

Music Theory

I have a Master's degree in Music Theory/Composition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Piano

I have two degrees in music. I studied piano since I was 8 years old privately until college. I took 3 years of piano while I was an undergraduate and 1 year of piano while a graduate student.

My repertoire includes:
Mozart's K. 283 in G, 310 in A minor, 309 in C piano sonatas, Beethoven's piano sonatas no. 1, no. 5 and no. 17 (Tempest), Brahms, op. 119 piano pieces Rhapsody in G minor, Schubert's impromptu D. 899 in C minor, Debussy preludes no. 6, no. 9 Book 1, no. 10 Book 2, Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Prelude and fugues (selections), and Chopin Etudes. I have been teaching privately since 2011 and am looking for more students.

Sight Singing

I have a Bachelor's degree in Piano and a Master's degree in Music Theory/Composition. I sang in choir for three years while in college and I use my ear training everyday. I compose music everyday and usually write on paper what I want. I usually sing aloud what I'm writing, due to my training in solfeggi while I was a child. I look at scores of contemporary music all the time and can't always go to the piano or have a recording to know what it sounds like. I usually just sight sing a few lines and figure it out. I had to do score study for my comprehensive exams for my master's degree and it was easy, since I would sing a line and with what was shown on the score, I was able to figure out what composer and/or time period the piece might be. I also practiced singing intervals and memorizing what certain intervals sound like to know what I'm singing. Once I knew how intervals sounded up and down. I was able to sight-sing with great ease. It is always easier to sing a diatonic line, but studying just intervals, singing them everyday helped me improve.

Songwriting

I am a composer! I write music everyday. Text setting is the most important part of songwriting! Without the text a song would lose direction! I have two degrees in music.

Spanish

I grew up speaking Spanish in my home. I went to 2nd grade in Mexico City. I took Spanish courses from junior high until college. The highest level I completed in high school was Spanish IV. I took multiple Spanish courses in college and one of those courses was completely in Spanish. The course was about the exile of Spanish intelligentsia in Mexico since the 1930s. We had to read about the fine arts during that time period. It was interesting to learn about Luis Buñuel and Rodolfo Halffter. I have years of experience understanding Spanish grammar and the regional words of Latin America.

Crecí hablando español en mi casa. Fuí a segundo de primária en la cuidad de México. Tomé clases de español desde secundaria hasta la universidad. El nivel más alto que tomé en la preparatoria fue Español IV. Tomé multiples clases de español en la universidad, y uno de esos cursos fue completamente en español. La clase se trataba de los exiliados españoles de la intelligentsia en México desde los años 1930. Tuvimos que leer sobre las bellas artes de esa época. Fue muy interesante aprender sobre Luis Buñuel and Rodolfo Halffter. Tengo años de experiencia comprendiendo la gramática española y las palabras regionales de Latinoamérica.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Music
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master's

Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Music)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Master's)

Accommodating of My Needs — Carlos helped me define what I needed to work on as a Spanish learner. He gave me information that helped me to remember how cultural differences affect language usage. In my situation, as an adult student, I asked Carlos to accommodate to my needs with respect to scheduling and our place of study. He complied in every respect. In a short time, I learned a lot of new vocabulary and felt that I h ...

— Alice, Henderson, NV on 9/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$40.00 dollars an hour for Music tutoring and $40.00 an hour for Spanish tutoring.

Travel policy

Carlos will travel within 10 miles of Henderson, NV 89014.


About Carlos

I have been performing at the piano since I was a child. I have a Bachelors degree in Piano and a Master's degree in Music Theory/Composition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I accompany choirs and instrumentalists/vocalists at the piano play for weddings, ceremonies, etc. I am having a new choral piece premiered this October here in Las Vegas. I teach piano privately and offer music theory and counterpoint lessons.

Testimonials

"Accommodating of My Needs "

- Alice, Henderson, NV on 9/17/14
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Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Music
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master's

Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Music)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$40.00 dollars an hour for Music tutoring and $40.00 an hour for Spanish tutoring.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Henderson, NV 89014

Carlos’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary
Science:
Geology, Sociology
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography, Music History,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, Piano,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, 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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