My name is Conrad, and I may be the ideal tutor for you!
I was introduced to music early on by my parents. Being classically trained on the piano, I started playing and writing songs at the tender age of seven. My early piano influences are Mozart, Beethoven and Gershwin amongst others. Growing up, I became even more influenced by pop, R&B, funk, and rock artists from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince. As a teenager in high school, I performed recitals and played in rock bands, and picked up the guitar and drums to broaden my music repertoire. Searching for a new music direction and creative environment, I relocated to New York City in 1992 to major in music at Hunter College. Living in NYC, I began performing live and became a studio session musician in the process. I developed songwriting and arranging skills as well as my own composing style. As I advanced musically, I began teaching piano, guitar and music theory at the Academy of Music. Teaching the basics of piano really helped me develop a love for exploring and learning music with students. Gradually my taste in music evolved into different styles of music such as jazz, blues, electronic and world music.
Without a doubt, my love for great music as well as my musical background shapes the music I compose, perform and teach. With my real world experience and unique style of teaching I believe I am an ideal musician to study with.
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