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Douglas F.

Woodside, NY

$50/hr

Patient and Creative Music Teacher

Background check passed as of 1/11/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Patient and Creative Music Teacher

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Greetings!

I'm happy to help students develop as musicians; I teach with clarity and patience. I enjoy understanding the student learning process and helping strengthen whatever areas need to be strengthened so they can feel confident and comfortable in their studies.

I'm a composer, pianist, and teacher. I received a Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts Degree from the Yale School of Music in music composition. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Penn State University (Schreyer Honors College) where my focus was piano performance. I've taught music classes at the High School level (at an arts magnet High School in New Haven) and at the College Level (in the Yale Department of Music). I have close to 15 years experience teaching private piano lessons.

Wishing you all the best!

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Word
History:
Music History, Religion
Music:
Ear Training,
Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Piano,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Chess, Table Tennis, Tennis
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Ear Training

I taught Ear-Training (Aural Skills) for two years in the Yale University Department of Music (2008-2010). Additionally, I taught AP music theory (which has a significant ear-training component) for three years at an arts magnet high school in New Haven, CT. I took a pedagogy of music theory/history course as a non-degree graduate student at Penn State University in 2003 -- this class included observation of ear-training classes and an ear-training teaching practicum with feedback from the professor -- a number of readings on ear-training pedagogy were also part of the curriculum.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over ten years experience working with elementary age students -- while this has been mostly through piano teaching, last summer I ran a class for young students (including some elementary students) developing their ear training capabilities. These experiences help me to understand the needs of elementary students and know how to tailor my lesson plans so that they can succeed. I received a Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts Degrees from the Yale School of Music. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Penn State University (Schreyer Honors College).

Piano

I was a music major at Penn State University. I graduated in 1999 with a BA in Music. My focus was piano performance. I performed three solo recitals while a student at Penn State. I also studied for three summers with the Head of the Bryn Mawr conservatory. I pursued additional piano instruction while I studied for my Master of Music degree in music composition from the Yale School of Music (I received my MM in 2005). I've been teaching piano since 2001.

Sight Singing

I received a Master of Music and a Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music in Music Composition. I taught ear-training (including sight singing) in the Yale Department of Music for two years. Additionally, I've also taught AP Music Theory at the high school level, where ear training and sight singing play a significant role in the class. I've taught sight singing courses more recently at the Long Island Conservatory of Music.

Penn State University
Music
Yale School of Music
Other
Yale School of Music
Other

Education

Penn State University (Music)

Yale School of Music (Other)

Yale School of Music (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Douglas will travel within 25 miles of Woodside, NY 11377.


About Douglas

Greetings!

I'm happy to help students develop as musicians; I teach with clarity and patience. I enjoy understanding the student learning process and helping strengthen whatever areas need to be strengthened so they can feel confident and comfortable in their studies.

I'm a composer, pianist, and teacher. I received a Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts Degree from the Yale School of Music in music composition. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Penn State University (Schreyer Honors College) where my focus was piano performance. I've taught music classes at the High School level (at an arts magnet High School in New Haven) and at the College Level (in the Yale Department of Music). I have close to 15 years experience teaching private piano lessons.

Wishing you all the best!

Education

Penn State University
Music
Yale School of Music
Other
Yale School of Music
Other

Education

Penn State University (Music)

Yale School of Music (Other)

Yale School of Music (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Woodside, NY 11377

Douglas’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Word
History:
Music History, Religion
Music:
Ear Training,
Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Piano,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Chess, Table Tennis, Tennis
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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 Douglas F.

Douglas F. passed a background check on 1/11/14. The check was ordered by Douglas through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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