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John Z.

Tucson, AZ

$40/hour

Active Musician, Audio Engineer, and Music Theory Instructor

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University of Arizona
Music Theory

Education

University of Arizona (Music Theory)

About John

Hi, my name is John and I'm 26 years young. I graduated from the UofA in 2014 with a BFA in Music Theory & Criticism and a minor in Creative Writing. I began teaching guitar and music theory during my college years at a local music shop; it's been a terrific experience. Now it's seven years later, I've taught upwards of 75 unforgetable students whose ages have spanned from six to freshly retired, and my interest and passion for teaching have not waned.

I am capable of helping those who desire to become better guitar players, those who seek a deeper understanding of music theory and composition, and people who are simply looking for musical guidance. My students have varied in skill, some have come to me as beginners and others as seasoned proficients. No matter your current skill level or favored style of playing/study, I'm confident my insight will help fuel your interest as a musician. Cheers!
Hi, my name is John and I'm 26 years young. I graduated from the UofA in 2014 with a BFA in Music Theory & Criticism and a minor in Creative Writing. I began teaching guitar and music theory during my college years at a local music shop; it's been a terrific experience. Now it's seven years later, I've taught upwards of 75 unforgetable students Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Tucson, AZ 85719
In-person lessons

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Composition (Music)

Before attending the University of Arizona to pursue my Music degree, I composed music. As a teenager, writing instrumental music was my greatest hobby and interest. During my time at the UofA, I took a number of composition classes under the instruction of world renowned composers while focusing on Theory. Since my graduation I've continued to only improve.

Ear Training

I received my BFA at the University of Arizona in Music Theory and Criticism. The school's curriculum required me to partake in ear training exercises and exams. Since passing all of my classes, I have continued to hone my ear training regimens and increase my ability.

General Music

For my BFA in Music Theory and Criticism, required subjects I had to undergo to earn my degree included Music History, Orchestration, Music Theory "i.e., music construction," Counterpoint and Composition, jazz improvisation, et cetera. I feel the work I accomplished for my undergraduate degree, and my past years' experience as a Music private-contractor have prepared me for this field.

Guitar

I began taking guitar lessons when I was nine years old. My private instructors were virtuosos in both Contemporary and Classical guitar, and I received private lessons on a weekly basis. For over a decade I practiced and learned multiple styles of guitar, and after gaining a plethora of technique know-how, I myself began to teach.

Music Production

I first took a Recording Production class from Wiley Ross at the University of Arizona in 2009-2010. Currently I run a home studio where I have recorded my own work, as well as many other local artists. Currently I am working at the UofA recording studio under the instruction of the head Audio Engineer Wiley Ross.

Songwriting

I have been writing songs since I was in Junior High school, (2002-2004). It is something I have always been drawn to, and since receiving my music degree I have given much focus and attention to this art. Songs of mine have been placed for sale on iTunes, spottily, and many other world music distributors.

University of Arizona
Music Theory

Education

University of Arizona (Music Theory)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 7 miles of Tucson, AZ 85719.