Alphonse R.

Los Angeles, CA

$90/hr

Outstanding Piano, Voice, & Composition/Theory Pro

In-person lessons
Replies in 2 days

Message Alphonse

Send Alphonse a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Alphonse or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

 This tutor hasn’t set his or her schedule.
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.
I have read and agree to the terms of use. *

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

western connecticut state university
Performance
UCLA
Master's
UCLA
PhD

Education

western connecticut state university (Performance)

UCLA (Master's)

UCLA (PhD)

About Alphonse

I believe the most important gifts I can give my students are both motivation to dream and the building blocks toward an enlightened life. Music for me is a vital part of this process of personal growth, self-awareness, enhancement of character, and love of the creative process.

In my classroom, as well as in one-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions, I strive for a student-focused approach, guided by mutual respect, constant support and encouragement, establishment of developmental goals, and awareness of the value of discipline as intrinsic to the refinement of artistic abilities as well as the development of individual maturity.

I lead by example, and embody within myself a reverence for great music, both as a medium for self-expression, and a vehicle through which the souls of others can be touched and inspired.
I believe the most important gifts I can give my students are both motivation to dream and the building blocks toward an enlightened life. Music for me is a vital part of this process of personal growth, self-awareness, enhancement of character, and love of the creative process.
Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90064
In-person lessons
History:
Music History
Homeschool:
Piano

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.

Composition (Music)

I studied film composition with Jerry Goldsmith, Paul Chihara, and Ian Krause (UCLA). I have been a composer, arranger, orchestrator, pianist, conductor, and music supervisor (underscoring)for over 25 years for concert music, theatre, television, film, and various performing artists and musical productions (all styles). I was awarded the Celia and Herma Wise Scholarship in Music and the Ruth Denas Wolcott Endowment Scholarship in Music. I am a member of the National Academy of Songwriters-advanced workshop and the BMI-Lehman Engle Musical Theatre Workshop.

Ear Training

I taught undergraduate ear training (melodic, harmonic, rhythmic) while at UCLA, and continue to do so privately.

General Music

I have a BA, MA and PhD (abd) in music performance, theory, and composition. I have taught general music fundamentals for over 25 years, both in classroom settings and privately.

Music History

During my undergraduate (BA) and graduate study (MA/PhD) in music performance, theory, and composition, Music History was a specific area of study. I wrote many papers in this subject, and received a 4.0 in my coursework.

Music Theory

I studied in-depth music theory during undergraduate work (BA) and at UCLA (MA/PhD).

Piano

I am a Professional Pianist/Vocalist/Composer (25 years), and have done performances throughout the US, in all styles. I also have a BA/MA/PhD.

Sight Singing

I taught undergraduate sight singing (both fixed and movable "do") while at UCLA, and continue to do so privately.

Songwriting

I have been a professional songwriter (BMI) for over 25 years - all styles. I am a member of the National Academy of Songwriters-advanced workshop and the BMI-Lehman Engle Musical Theatre Workshop.

Voice (Music)

I have taught voice both at UCLA (undergraduate classes) and privately in my studio for over 25 years. I have also performed as a vocalist during that time throughout the US.

western connecticut state university
Performance
UCLA
Master's
UCLA
PhD

Education

western connecticut state university (Performance)

UCLA (Master's)

UCLA (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alphonse will travel within 2 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Background Check Status for Alphonse R.

Alphonse R. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Alphonse, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.