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Gregory R.

Mill Valley, CA

$60/hour

Violin, Viola, Piano, Music Theory, and Composition Teacher

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 13 ratings
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— Lee, Weehawken, NJ on 2/28/16

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University of California Santa Barbara
Music
Mannes College The New School For Music
Master's

Education

University of California Santa Barbara (Music)

Mannes College The New School For Music (Master's)

About Gregory

I earned my Master of Music degree in Composition at Mannes College The New School for Music and completed my Bachelor of Music degree with a double emphasis in Viola Performance and Composition at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) graduating with High Honors and Distinction in my Major. At Mannes I studied Composition with David Tcimpidis and at UCSB, I studied Viola Performance with Professor Helen Callus and Composition with Professors Joel Feigin and Jeremy Haladyna.

I currently teach violin and piano classes to elementary and middle school students at Boys & Girls Harbor in New York. As lead teacher, I create lesson plans to provide basic instruction on both instruments as well as educating students on the benefits of musical practice to other areas of their lives.

To fund my undergraduate education I worked full-time during the summers as a camp counselor and part-time during the school year as a music teacher. Teaching children during the summers and adults (college-age) students during the academic year, I learned it is important to adjust my plans to meet the various needs of my students. It is very gratifying for me to see my students achieve their goals and enjoy the experience, whether he or she is a child learning the violin, an engineer learning piano, or a music major tackling upper division theory classes. There's always a way in and it is my job as a teacher to find it.

I have earned awards and honors including UCSB’s Music Affiliates four-year special enhanced “Excellence at Audition” scholarship, Sherrill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theatre Awards for Large Ensemble and for Solo/Chamber, selection as the concerto competition winner at YPSO, winner at the Junior Bach Festival, winner of the Marin Music Chest Senior Division Scholarship, winner of the Mabel Pittenger Award for Excellence in Classical Music Performance, and winner of the THUMB Original Composition Award.
I earned my Master of Music degree in Composition at Mannes College The New School for Music and completed my Bachelor of Music degree with a double emphasis in Viola Performance and Composition at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) graduating with High Honors and Distinction in my Major. At Mannes I studied Composition with David Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Mill Valley, CA 94941
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor - What a Find"

- Lee, Weehawken, NJ on 2/28/16

"High energy & knowledgeable"

- Karen, New York, NY on 4/8/17

"Amazing Viola Professional"

- Elaine, Mill Valley, CA on 6/26/16

"Highly Recommended"

- Brian, Astoria, NY on 5/18/16
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Music History

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Composition (Music)

I am currently earning my Masters in Music Composition at Mannes College the New School for Music. Last year I graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Music with a double emphasis in Viola Performance and Composition. I graduated with "High Honors" (i.e. GPA 3.78) and Distinction in my Major.

Ear Training

I am currently earning my Masters in Music Composition at Mannes College the New School for Music. Last year I graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Music with a double emphasis in Viola Performance and Composition. I graduated with "High Honors" (i.e. GPA 3.78) and Distinction in my Major.

Both institutions require intensive ear training as part of their curriculums. As a string player since I was three-years-old, I developed my ear from an early age. As a result, I was able to test out of classes at both UCSB and Mannes.

Music History

At UCSB the Bachelor of Music program requires completion of five quarters of music history classes. As part of the audition process for the Masters in Music degree at Mannes, I proved my knowledge during placement exams. I required no further music history coursework as a graduate student.

Piano

I earned my Masters in Music Composition at Mannes College the New School for Music and my Bachelor in Music from University of California, Santa Barbara with a with a double emphasis in Viola Performance and Composition. I graduated with "High Honors" (i.e. GPA 3.78) and Distinction in my Major. I am a lead teacher violin and piano teacher at Boys & Girls Harbor in New York.

Violin

I have been playing the violin since I was three-years-old and the viola since I was nine. In addition to earning a degree in viola performance, I have won numerous awards and continue to perform in gigs and as a volunteer. I am currently a Lead Teacher for violin and piano at Boys & Girls Harbor in New York.

University of California Santa Barbara
Music
Mannes College The New School For Music
Master's

Education

University of California Santa Barbara (Music)

Mannes College The New School For Music (Master's)

Excellent Tutor - What a Find

Gregory is knowledgeable, professional and presents material in a clear, logical way resulting in a positive learning experience. I would recommend him to anyone.

— Lee, Weehawken, NJ on 2/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Gregory will travel within 10 miles of Mill Valley, CA 94941.