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Mike S.

Music Theory and Piano

Music Theory and Piano

$50/hour

  • 4 hours tutoring

  • West Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90025

About Mike


Bio

I am a professional jazz musician who has been coaching and teaching for a number of years.
I play music in a number of venues; the size of the band varies from solo piano to big band.
In the course of playing and teaching music I find that I am able to communicate with a wide
range of personalities and abilities. I find it both a pleasure and a challenge to relate
to students and other musicians at different levels of ability and interest. My goal in teaching
is to nurture a love of...

I am a professional jazz musician who has been coaching and teaching for a number of years.
I play music in a number of venues; the size of the band varies from solo piano to big band.
In the course of playing and teaching music I find that I am able to communicate with a wide
range of personalities and abilities. I find it both a pleasure and a challenge to relate
to students and other musicians at different levels of ability and interest. My goal in teaching
is to nurture a love of the subject, as well as to cover whatever the appropriate material is.


Education

Berklee College of Music
Composition
University of Maryland
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have a Bachelors degree in Composition from Berklee College of Music. Since receiving that degree, I have been continuously involved in improvising, writing and analyzing different styles of music. I feel that I am qualified to teach composition - at least at the undergraduate level.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have been playing professional jazz piano for a number of years. I have studied both classical and jazz piano from a number of teachers. At one point I studied classical piano for ten years with Dusi Mura, who taught Radu Lupu (a Romanian concert pianist). I continue to perform jazz piano with a number of groups.

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Piano

Piano

I have been playing professional jazz piano for a number of years. I have studied both classical and jazz piano from a number of teachers. At one point I studied classical piano for ten years with Dusi Mura, who taught Radu Lupu (a Romanian concert pianist). I continue to perform jazz piano with a number of groups.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have a Bachelors degree in Composition from Berklee College of Music. Since receiving that degree, I have been continuously involved in improvising, writing and analyzing different styles of music. I feel that I am qualified to teach composition - at least at the undergraduate level.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

In the course of getting a Bachelors Degree in Composition at Berklee College of Music I took two semesters of Ear Training. I was placed in the "advanced" ear training class; the normal section required 4 semesters of ear training. I still use "moveable do" in my work as a professional pianist.
Piano,

Piano

I have been playing professional jazz piano for a number of years. I have studied both classical and jazz piano from a number of teachers. At one point I studied classical piano for ten years with Dusi Mura, who taught Radu Lupu (a Romanian concert pianist). I continue to perform jazz piano with a number of groups.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I have been studying popular songs since I started playing piano. At Berklee College of Music we would analyze songs as part of the harmony class. Since graduating from Berklee I have written several songs. Also, I have been working with a few students on song writing for a number of years - I tend to concentrate on both the chord progression as well as the relationship between the melody and harmony.
Music Theory

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Piano

Piano

I have been playing professional jazz piano for a number of years. I have studied both classical and jazz piano from a number of teachers. At one point I studied classical piano for ten years with Dusi Mura, who taught Radu Lupu (a Romanian concert pianist). I continue to perform jazz piano with a number of groups.

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$50/hour

Mike S.

$50/hour

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Response time: 2 hours