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John M.

Professional musician, educator, computer application tutor

Professional musician, educator, computer application tutor

$55/hour

  • 273 hours tutoring

About John


Bio

Hi, I'm John. I have been a music educator and professional musician for many years, with degrees in music education, educational technology, and educational administration. I have years of experience teaching middle and high school students, adult intensive workshops, and one-on-one tutoring in a large variety of computer applications and music. Important aspects of my instruction include individualized teaching to help my learners lock in to the concepts they want to know and have a fun...

Hi, I'm John. I have been a music educator and professional musician for many years, with degrees in music education, educational technology, and educational administration. I have years of experience teaching middle and high school students, adult intensive workshops, and one-on-one tutoring in a large variety of computer applications and music. Important aspects of my instruction include individualized teaching to help my learners lock in to the concepts they want to know and have a fun and enjoyable experience while building skills. I love to see the light bulbs go off for my learners.

I have extensive knowledge in music technology, music theory, music production and have taught all of these in classroom and one-on-one settings. I also have expert knowledge in a variety of computer applications including Logic Pro X, Finale, Photoshop, Office and more. I bring years of professional knowledge in music performance, engineering, recording technique, mastering, instrumental and theory instruction. I have taught week-long intensive workshops as well as tutoring sessions in web design, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, iPad, and many other apps for over 22 years to adult and middle/high school learners.

I am happy to tailor tutoring to meet your needs and goals. If you are interested in music production, theory, composition skills, or computer application skills, feel free to contact me. I am easy to reach and provide prompt responses.


Education

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston
Music Education
Central CT State University
Masters
092 Sacred Heart University Administative/Leadership and 6th Year
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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

22 years experience teaching intensive adult workshops in computer apps, including Photoshop for Beginners and Intermediate users.
Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I am a Music Educator in the public schools with 35 years experience at middle and high school levels. Band, chorus, composition, digital music and composition (23 years experience), including Logic Pro X, Garageband, Finale. Professional musician for over 35 years - acoustic bass, electric bass, piano, trombone - jazz, salsa, Caribbean, classical, musical director, recording engineer, producer.

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

22 years experience teaching intensive adult workshops in computer apps, including Photoshop for Beginners and Intermediate users.
General Computer,

General Computer

22 years experience teaching computer applications to educators in weeklong intensive workshops including Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Windows OS, Mac OS, integrating technology into the curriculum, using iPad for Education.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been an Apple Macintosh computer superuser for 35+ years. Managed educational Macintosh labs and networks for 23+ years. Have taught middle/high school Macintosh use, as well as intensive workshops for adult learners on Macintosh platform.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I taught a required course in Microsoft Windows at the local community college (Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT).
Music Production,

Music Production

I have 23+ years of experience teaching music technology, music production, composition in group and one-on-one settings. Specialize in individualized instruction - building solid skills as well as focusing on the desired paths of the learner. Specialize in Logic Pro X, Finale, Garageband, digital music software. Professional experience engineering, producing and mastering music projects in studio and live recording settings.
Web Design,

Web Design

I was an instructor/facilitator in a week-long intensive workshops in Adobe GoLive, Adobe Dreamweaver for educators at the Taft Educational Center Summer Workshops for Educators. I have also created published websites in iWeb, Wix, and Blocs.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

22 years experience teaching computer applications to educators in weeklong intensive workshops including Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Windows OS, Mac OS, integrating technology into the curriculum, using iPad for Education.
Web Design,

Web Design

I was an instructor/facilitator in a week-long intensive workshops in Adobe GoLive, Adobe Dreamweaver for educators at the Taft Educational Center Summer Workshops for Educators. I have also created published websites in iWeb, Wix, and Blocs.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have played piano for more than 35 years. I play professionally, direct choirs, musicals. I have taught piano in group settings as well as one-on-one.

Most Popular

Piano

Piano

I have played piano for more than 35 years. I play professionally, direct choirs, musicals. I have taught piano in group settings as well as one-on-one.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I am a Music Educator in the public schools with 35 years experience at middle and high school levels. Band, chorus, composition, digital music and composition (23 years experience), including Logic Pro X, Garageband, Finale. Professional musician for over 35 years - acoustic bass, electric bass, piano, trombone - jazz, salsa, Caribbean, classical, musical director, recording engineer, producer.
Music Production,

Music Production

I have 23+ years of experience teaching music technology, music production, composition in group and one-on-one settings. Specialize in individualized instruction - building solid skills as well as focusing on the desired paths of the learner. Specialize in Logic Pro X, Finale, Garageband, digital music software. Professional experience engineering, producing and mastering music projects in studio and live recording settings.
Piano,

Piano

I have played piano for more than 35 years. I play professionally, direct choirs, musicals. I have taught piano in group settings as well as one-on-one.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I am a professional musician, songwriter, and teacher of music production for over 20 years. Music production instruction includes all aspects of songwriting - including song form, style, basslines, lyrics, harmonies, and more.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have played piano for more than 35 years. I play professionally, direct choirs, musicals. I have taught piano in group settings as well as one-on-one.

Examples of Expertise


John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Excellent tutor!!

John has been super knowledgeable about all things computer & a wiz at helping me get up and running in garage band! Great guy and an incredibly exceptional teacher.

Adam, 4 lessons with John

Great teacher!

A superb teacher who helps you learn by doing. Excellent instructor! Helped us learn the process effortlessly. I highly recommend John for not only Logic Pro X help, but all sorts of help with computer navigation.

Michael, 3 lessons with John

Friendly, generous and knowledgable tutor

John went out of his way to troubleshoot my programming issues on his own time. He also offered me a free 'meet and greet' session, where we made some significant headway on exploring the major issues I needed help with. John is patient, humorous, and easy-going, with experience as a teacher in a variety of areas. I would definitely hire him again and would easily recommend him to others.

Daniel, 1 lesson with John

smart, kind very knowledgeable about Apple devices

He is an excellent teacher. And helped me with the things that I wanted to know. I recommend him for all things Apple. He has helped me save items and know how to retrieve them. Also to get charts from my Imac to my cell phone and Ipad.

Richard, 21 lessons with John

Awesome, all around.

John is above all knowledgable in both his subject and how to teach it. With each lesson he built only on what I understood. His lessons are presented in a technically professional manner as well.

Wayne, 3 lessons with John

easy to work with. Lots of help with i movie

went over basics of i movie editing on mac. very helpful on general i mac instructions. I will keep learning from John. Great teacher. If I need him in a pinch he always come through for me. I am pretty new at this stuff and he makes it easy for me to do what I need to do.

Danny, 13 lessons with John

Meeting Me Where I Am...

John was very welcoming and accepting of where I am in my computer skill set. He quickly recognized what I did and did not know, and he appropriately gave direction where needed during our lesson time. He guided my learning in a way that was comfortable and I did not feel I was in over my head. I look forward to working with you again during our next scheduled lesson time. Thanks, John!

Barb, 3 lessons with John

Warm, personable, knowledgeable tutor

John walked me through customizing my Macbook Air to suit my needs, and also explained features I didn't know about or didn't understand. He immediately grasped my needs and followed through immediately. Wonderful experience.

Sarah, 1 lesson with John

Patience and knowledge to tailor his help to my needs

We are at the beginning (2 sessions so far). John is patiently helping me work through a huge Mac/PC etc. tangles built up over decades. He parallels this with gentle continuing education. Dealing with my current problems and better understanding recent technologies will allow greater clarity and efficiency as I move forward professionally and personally.

Darielle, 5 lessons with John
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$55/hour

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John M.

$55/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 2 hours