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Pedro B.

Pianist and Composer

Pianist and Composer

$65/hour

  • 130 hours tutoring

About Pedro


Bio

Hi, I'm Pedro, a conservatory-trained-from-childhood pianist and composer. I have focused on music for the past twenty eight years, although I have many academic interests.

My degrees and certifications in music include a B. A. in Music Composition and Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, a Film Scoring Graduate Certificate from UCLA Extension, a Desktop Music Production Specialist Certificate from BerkleeMusic.com, a Masters in Music Composition at Universidad Simon Bolivar, an A. S....

Hi, I'm Pedro, a conservatory-trained-from-childhood pianist and composer. I have focused on music for the past twenty eight years, although I have many academic interests.

My degrees and certifications in music include a B. A. in Music Composition and Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, a Film Scoring Graduate Certificate from UCLA Extension, a Desktop Music Production Specialist Certificate from BerkleeMusic.com, a Masters in Music Composition at Universidad Simon Bolivar, an A. S. in Music Business from Musicians Institute in Hollywood and a Certificate in Audio Engineering from the same school.

In addition, I am fluent in English, Spanish and French, and speak intermediate Mandarin Chinese and basic Japanese.

I want to inspire students to enjoy exploring any subject and get them on a lifelong path of learning.


Education

Berklee College of Music
Film Scoring and Composition
Universidad Simon Bolivar
Masters
Musicians Institute
Other

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  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: The rate is for a one hour class. No-shows up to 30 minutes into the lesson and cancellations that are less than 4 hours ahead of time may be assessed a cancellation fee of $10.
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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

Composition is my main professional focus. My first piece was premiered at age 16; a work for piano and orchestra. I have written over one hundred works and premiered twelve. MA Composition, Universidad Simón Bolívar UCLA Extension Film Scoring Certificate BA Composition and Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music BerkleeMusic.com Specialist Desktop Production Certificate NB Academia is neither my basis nor ideal when it comes to composition, but I went through it because I thought that to be a composer I had to do so at the time. I have reevaluated my position since then but still have the certifications.

History

Music History

Music History

I studied Music History while in the Escuela Nacional de Música Juan José Landaeta as a child, and explored it further since then, both in college and in my personal time. I specialize in the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, as well as in Ragtime; some of my reference texts include Bukofzer's "Music in the Baroque Era", Zarlino's "The Art of Counterpoint", the Norton Anthology of Western Music and Berlin's "Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History". My graduate paper focused on Stravinsky's "Piano-Rag Music", and aimed to point out all the ragtime elements Stravinsky used or reinterpreted in his piece. It has been published.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

The piano is my main instrument, and my first musical discipline. I have been playing it for twenty-eight years.

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Piano

Piano

The piano is my main instrument, and my first musical discipline. I have been playing it for twenty-eight years.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

Composition is my main professional focus. My first piece was premiered at age 16; a work for piano and orchestra. I have written over one hundred works and premiered twelve. MA Composition, Universidad Simón Bolívar UCLA Extension Film Scoring Certificate BA Composition and Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music BerkleeMusic.com Specialist Desktop Production Certificate NB Academia is neither my basis nor ideal when it comes to composition, but I went through it because I thought that to be a composer I had to do so at the time. I have reevaluated my position since then but still have the certifications.
Music History,

Music History

I studied Music History while in the Escuela Nacional de Música Juan José Landaeta as a child, and explored it further since then, both in college and in my personal time. I specialize in the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, as well as in Ragtime; some of my reference texts include Bukofzer's "Music in the Baroque Era", Zarlino's "The Art of Counterpoint", the Norton Anthology of Western Music and Berlin's "Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History". My graduate paper focused on Stravinsky's "Piano-Rag Music", and aimed to point out all the ragtime elements Stravinsky used or reinterpreted in his piece. It has been published.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

Music composition is my main professional focus. My first piece was premiered at age 16; a work for piano and orchestra. I have written over one hundred works and premiered twelve. MA Composition, Universidad Simón Bolívar UCLA Extension Film Scoring Certificate BA Composition and Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music NB Academia is neither my basis nor ideal when it comes to composition, but I went through it because I thought that to be a composer I had to do so at the time. I have reevaluated my position since then but still have the certifications.
Piano

Piano

The piano is my main instrument, and my first musical discipline. I have been playing it for twenty-eight years.

Summer

Piano

Piano

The piano is my main instrument, and my first musical discipline. I have been playing it for twenty-eight years.

Examples of Expertise


Pedro has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great lessons!

Had three lessons with Pedro so far. He's awesome. Taught me the process of composing and to keep things simple. For I used to overcomplicate my works but now thanks to him, I've learned how to keep it simple.

Bobby, 5 lessons with Pedro

Pedro is fantastic!!

Another amazing lesson! I have learnt so much from Pedro and he is so awesome!! I highly recommend him to be your mentor!

Jennifer, 36 lessons with Pedro

Pedro is fantastic!!

Great pianist Pedro is!! He is very professional and have taught me a lot of music knowledge. His attention to details in music amazes me and he is able to identify the slightest nuances in student’s playing and music sheet details. All questions answered and very well received by me. Highly recommended!

Jennifer, 36 lessons with Pedro

Pedro is awesome!

Another wonderful lesson! I make good progress in piano learning from Pedro, he is very patient and profesional, knowledgeable in many academic areas besides music, looking forward to the next lesson!

Jennifer, 36 lessons with Pedro

Pedro is awesome!

Another wonderful lesson! I make good progress in piano learning from Pedro, he is very patient and profesional, knowledgeable in many academic areas besides music, looking forward to the next lesson!

Jennifer, 36 lessons with Pedro

Pedro is the best!

Pedro is very professional and musically talented. He is a High level pianist and music mentor! I would highly recommend Pedro.

Jennifer, 36 lessons with Pedro

Pedro is awesome!

Pedro is professional and high standard pianist, we are happy to have you! See you next week and can’t wait!

Jennifer, 36 lessons with Pedro

Piano lesson

Great teacher, easy to follow along side and has good explanations for music theory includingly was patient when I had technical difficulties, highly recommend!!

Andy, 1 lesson with Pedro

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