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Maureen S.

San Leandro, CA

$100/hour

Help with Music

Background check passed as of 1/18/16
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Great tutor!
— Dani, Glencoe, IL on 1/20/16

$100/Hour


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Berklee College of Music
Jazz Composition
Mills College
Master's
Capella University
PhD

Education

Berklee College of Music (Jazz Composition)

Mills College (Master's)

Capella University (PhD)

About Maureen

Dear Potential student,

What is it that you would like to learn?

I have 25 years' experience tutoring and teaching music and would be able to help you with most anything.

I love tutoring because I love to help students succeed. Tutoring is great because students can get their questions answered and get better very quickly. It is wonderful to be able to help people have their dreams come true!

I am very knowledgeable about music and music education. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master's degree from Mills College, a CA teaching credential, and a PhD from Capella University. Although patient, I will ask you to practice a lot at home between lessons.

Please contact me if you have questions or would like to schedule lessons. I would love to hear from you!
Dear Potential student,

What is it that you would like to learn?

I have 25 years' experience tutoring and teaching music and would be able to help you with most anything.

I love tutoring because I love to help students succeed. Tutoring is great because students can get their questions answered and get better very
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Leandro, CA 94577
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Dani, Glencoe, IL on 1/20/16
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Clarinet

As a saxophone player, I have played gigs where I doubled on clarinet. I took clarinet lessons in college and taught clarinet in public schools for 20 years.

Composition (Music)

My Bachelor and Master's degree are both in composition. I have 25 years' experience tutoring and teaching music.

Ear Training

I studied ear training in college, including moving into the atonal Solfeggi book "Modus Novus" in graduate school. I was a TA for Musicianship and taught ear training at Mills College.

Flute

As a saxophone player, I have played gigs where I doubled on flute. I took flute lessons in college and taught flute in public schools for 20 years.

General Music

I have a CA Single Subject Teaching Credential and taught General Music for 20 years.

Music History

I took two semesters of Jazz History and two semesters of Classical Music History at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have read many books about music history. I have taught lessons about the history of Jazz, Classical, and other types of music at the High School, Middle School, and Elementary level.

Music Production

I am qualified to teach Music Production as I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media with an emphasis in Composition from Mills College. We learned Sound Tools, the forerunner of ProTools. I I taught Music Production at East Bay Arts and San Lorenzo High Schools. We were using synthesizers, MIDI controllers, FLStudio, Reason, and GarageBand.

Music Theory

I love Music Theory! I have a vast knowledge of Music Theory and have taught Music Theory at Mills College. I have PhD in Education and would love to help you with what you want to learn. Thank you.

Piano

I have taught piano for 25 years. I am a member of the Music Teacher's Association of California and can have students enter the Certificate of Merit program on piano.

Saxophone

I studied saxophone at Berklee College of Music. I have taught saxophone lessons for 25 years. I am a member of the Music Teacher's Association of California and can have students enter the Certificate of Merit program on saxophone. I have played saxophone in Bay Area bands including with Vijay Iyer.

Sight Singing

I studied sight singing when I was getting my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I taught sight singing at Mills College. I sing in the choir at my church and they do not ask that I attend the rehearsals because I can sight read the music during Mass.

Songwriting

When at Berklee College of Music, I received an Honorable Mention in the yearly Song Writing contest.

Voice (Music)

I have taught vocal music and choirs in a school district for 18 years. I have a PhD from Capella University.

Berklee College of Music
Jazz Composition
Mills College
Master's
Capella University
PhD

Education

Berklee College of Music (Jazz Composition)

Mills College (Master's)

Capella University (PhD)

Great tutor!

In helping my son prepare for a solo, Maureen quickly figured out my son's playing level and aimed her coaching appropriately. His playing improved immediately as a result.

— Dani, Glencoe, IL on 1/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maureen will travel within 5 miles of San Leandro, CA 94577.