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Quinn T.

Arvada, CO

$60/hour

Enthusiastic piano instructor and music theory tutor

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
5.0 average from 1 ratings

$60/Hour


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University of Denver
Music

Education

University of Denver (Music)

About Quinn

I am an enthusiastic and devoted piano instructor and theory tutor who is seeking students interested in developing skills in performance, active and informed listening, creative music making, theory, and/or composition. As an avid student of musical history, I make it a point to thoroughly emphasize the wider musical context in my lessons. With over 20 years of experience as a classically trained pianist, I understand devotion to the development of my craft and have extensive experience sharing this with others.

I have composed music for solo instruments, chamber and large ensembles, and voice, and I believe that creativity should be an inherent part of any musical education. I encourage my students to explore their own creativity through composition, improvisation, and recording techniques, and I am capable of providing guidance in each of these areas. My goal is to facilitate an environment that is engaging and exciting on different levels. I believe it is in this way that real learning happens.

I have 12 years of experience teaching both children and adults. My theory training program can give high school students looking to major in music a serious head-start in college, as theory and ear training are an imperative part of any higher education degree in music. As a multi-instrumentalist and composer, I understand the importance of a holistic musical experience - one that balances performance and craft with theory and historical context. The experience of playing an instrument can be far richer and more rewarding if one delves into wider concepts such as form, structure, and aesthetics. I wholeheartedly believe in fostering this kind of learning environment and freely incorporate these elements into my lessons and tutoring sessions. I believe strongly in the joy music can bring into our lives, and I never lose sight of this age-old quality of the musical experience. A deeper understanding brings deeper love, appreciation, and creativity; these are the hallmarks of true intelligence.

I have over 20 years experience performing on a variety of instruments (piano, accordion, bass clarinet, cello, flute, gu zheng, bass, guitar, trombone) in many different settings. I am fluent in a variety of musical idioms and capable of explaining musico-theoretical concepts in a way that is practical and engaging. I believe that the concepts of music theory are best understood when applied, and I have practical methods of encouraging students to use their own creativity when learning these concepts. I have spent a great deal of my life studying western and non-western music and to understanding it - one of the true mysteries of our amazing world. I find great joy in sharing my knowledge and love of music with others!

Please feel free to contact me for piano lessons, theory/ear training tutoring, composition lessons, or any other general musical instruction. I look forward to working with you!
I am an enthusiastic and devoted piano instructor and theory tutor who is seeking students interested in developing skills in performance, active and informed listening, creative music making, theory, and/or composition. As an avid student of musical history, I make it a point to thoroughly emphasize the wider musical context in my lessons. With Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Arvada, CO 80003
In-person lessons
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I have a BA in Music with a focus in composition from the University of Denver.

Ear Training

I have spent my life studying music, including actively listening and understanding. I have a BA in Music with a focus in composition from the University of Denver. I am passionate about performing and understanding the complexities of music in all its forms and just as passionate about sharing my knowledge with others.

Music History

I have spent my life studying music - to performing, composing, actively listening, and understanding its history. I have a BA in Music with a focus in composition from the University of Denver. My primary instrument is piano, on which I have given lessons to both children and adults for the past 12 years. I am passionate about performing and understanding the complexities of music in all its forms and just as passionate about sharing my knowledge with others.

Piano

My primary instrument is piano, on which I have given lessons to both children and adults for the past 12 years and performed for over 20 years. I am passionate about performing and understanding the complexities of music in all its forms and just as passionate about sharing my knowledge with others.

University of Denver
Music

Education

University of Denver (Music)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Quinn will travel within 20 miles of Arvada, CO 80003.