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Brian B.

Fresno, CA

$60/hour

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University of California, Santa Barbara
Sociology Music
Fresno State University
Master's
Fresno Pacific University
Other

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara (Sociology Music)

Fresno State University (Master's)

Fresno Pacific University (Other)

About Brian

I have 31 years teaching experience at the elementary, high school, college, and university levels. Credentials: Multiple Subject (elementary), Single Subject (music, psychology, sociology), graduate degrees. Colleges and Universities attended include: University of California,Fresno State University, Fresno Pacific University, University of Southern California, University of Paris, France.

I have taught elementary grades 5, 6; high school music and history; and at the university level: Music, Sociology, Communication, Art, Humanities, History, Geography, and have studied music in the US and in Paris, France.

I am Highly qualified.
I have 31 years teaching experience at the elementary, high school, college, and university levels. Credentials: Multiple Subject (elementary), Single Subject (music, psychology, sociology), graduate degrees. Colleges and Universities attended include: University of California,Fresno State University, Fresno Pacific University, University of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fresno, CA 93704
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar
History:
American History, European History, Music History,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Golf

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.

Chess

I have played chess since 1963 and have taught chess to students since 1985. I have tournament experience. Many of my students have gone on to win tournaments at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been credentialed in Elementary Multiple Subjects since 1984. Teaching experience includes teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grades since 1985. I have worked with hundreds of students over my career, and they have been successful at higher grade levels.

Experienced in working with children in all subjects.

General Music

I have experience teaching music at the elementary, high school, and university levels. Areas of expertise include music history, ear training, classical guitar, and fundamentals of music.

Credentials and degrees include: Master's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, High School music credential, Community College Music Credential, and Orff elementary training.

I've studied music at the University of California, Fresno State University, Fresno Pacific University, University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Schola Cantorum Conservatory of Music, Paris, France.

Golf

I have played golf for over 40 years, both recreationally and in many tournaments. I have been on winning tournament teams. My lowest handicap was 3.2; current handicap is 7.

Guitar

I have taught guitar since 1974, and have helped hundreds of students learn a fun and enjoyable instrument. Areas of expertise include: ear training, basic and advanced note reading, folk guitar, chord repertoire, classical guitar, and performance studies.


Credentials and degrees include: Master's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, High School Credential (Music), Orff elementary music training.

Colleges and Universities attended for music training:
University of California, Fresno State University, Fresno Pacific University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Schola Cantorum Conservatory of Music, Paris, France.

Music History

I have taught Music and Music History at the University and College level for over 30 years. I currently teach Music and Music History at a local Fresno university, and I have been able to introduce many students to a wonderful area of music.

An understanding of Music History will enhance the listening skills of anyone who loves Classical music.

Degrees and certification include: Master's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Music High School Credential, and Orff Certification.

Schools attended include: University of California, Fresno State University, Fresno Pacific University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Schola Cantorum, Paris, France.

University of California, Santa Barbara
Sociology Music
Fresno State University
Master's
Fresno Pacific University
Other

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara (Sociology Music)

Fresno State University (Master's)

Fresno Pacific University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 15 miles of Fresno, CA 93704.