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Andrew S.

Brooklyn, NY

$50/hr

Music, Bass, Composition, Theory, Math, Science, Writing

Music, Bass, Composition, Theory, Math, Science, Writing

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I recently moved to Brooklyn after finishing my master's degree in Boston. I have always felt a strong gravitation towards teaching and interacting with others. I teach in all aspects of music--theory, composition, ear training, and improvisation. I specialize on the bass (upright and electric) and I teach beginning guitar and piano. I also frequently tutor students in math, science, and writing.
I have a wide variety of teaching experience, running music clinics at festivals abroad, leading classes and ensembles, TA experience at two universities, and private one-on-one music instruction in my own studio. I was a fellow for a community music and education program that brought performances and presentations to underprivileged schools, homeless shelters, and nursing homes. I was the interim jazz bass teacher at Arizona State University for a year teaching students at an advanced level while maintaining my private studio of younger students, ages 3-17.
As an active performer, I have played regularly throughout the Phoenix, Boston, and New York City areas with a multitude of groups. My formal training has been in jazz but I frequently perform folk, rock, world music, avant garde, and classical music primarily on bass but also piano, saxophone, guitar. I enjoy exploring these various musical mediums as a way to learn more about human emotions, cultures, and history. I am most passionate about creating and performing my own compositions and I strive to inspire the same creative mindset in my students. This year, I was a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award/Grant.
My policy is that I offer my first lesson for free if you do not feel completely satisfied with it. I can travel to you but I also work out of my place in Brooklyn for a slightly discounted fee. I am also available for group lessons.

I look forward to meeting you and getting the chance to work with you!

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology
Language:
Spanish
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I have studied composition in class settings and private lessons for the last six years at Arizona State University and the New England Conservatory. I have traveled around the United States and abroad performing my own compositions with various ensembles. In February 2014 I won the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award/Grant. In 2011 I won the Faculty Choice category of the ASU Jazz Composition Competition.

Ear Training

Ear training has been a big part of my musical training that I've been receiving for the last 11 years. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate career I was required to take ear training classes. I managed to get straight A's in those classes too! I was a TA for and undergraduate course in harmony and ear training at the New England Conservatory.

General Music

I have been performing and teaching music for the last 10 years. I play jazz, classical, rock, folk, and more. I recently finished my masters at the New England Conservatory of Music in Music Performance. I play bass, guitar, piano, and saxophone.

Guitar

My first instrument was the bass guitar which I picked up 12 years ago. I have played in many different ensembles and in countless genres. I studied music performance at ASU and the New England Conservatory of music. Though my main instrument is bass (electric and upright) I am very comfortable on guitar and piano.

Music History

I have taken classical, rock, and jazz history courses at an undergraduate and graduate level. I typically teach classical history from the Norton History of Western Music and rock and jazz from various other sources. I like to teach history with a blend of listening and music theory in order to better understand the historical context.

Sight Singing

I took three years of sight singing throughout my undergraduate and masters career. I have been reading and performing music my whole life. I led ensembles and music classes for the last 5 years.

Arizona State University
Jazz Studies
The New England Conservatory of Music
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Jazz Studies)

The New England Conservatory of Music (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.


About Andrew

I recently moved to Brooklyn after finishing my master's degree in Boston. I have always felt a strong gravitation towards teaching and interacting with others. I teach in all aspects of music--theory, composition, ear training, and improvisation. I specialize on the bass (upright and electric) and I teach beginning guitar and piano. I also frequently tutor students in math, science, and writing.
I have a wide variety of teaching experience, running music clinics at festivals abroad, leading classes and ensembles, TA experience at two universities, and private one-on-one music instruction in my own studio. I was a fellow for a community music and education program that brought performances and presentations to underprivileged schools, homeless shelters, and nursing homes. I was the interim jazz bass teacher at Arizona State University for a year teaching students at an advanced level while maintaining my private studio of younger students, ages 3-17.
As an active performer, I have played regularly throughout the Phoenix, Boston, and New York City areas with a multitude of groups. My formal training has been in jazz but I frequently perform folk, rock, world music, avant garde, and classical music primarily on bass but also piano, saxophone, guitar. I enjoy exploring these various musical mediums as a way to learn more about human emotions, cultures, and history. I am most passionate about creating and performing my own compositions and I strive to inspire the same creative mindset in my students. This year, I was a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award/Grant.
My policy is that I offer my first lesson for free if you do not feel completely satisfied with it. I can travel to you but I also work out of my place in Brooklyn for a slightly discounted fee. I am also available for group lessons.

I look forward to meeting you and getting the chance to work with you!

Education

Arizona State University
Jazz Studies
The New England Conservatory of Music
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Jazz Studies)

The New England Conservatory of Music (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215

Andrew’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology
Language:
Spanish
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, 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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