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John M.

Professional musician, educator, computer application tutor

Professional musician, educator, computer application tutor

$60/hour

  • 748 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
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Cancellation must be 24 hours prior to lesson. Cancellations less than 24 hours prior will be charged full lesson rate. Missed lessons will be charged full lesson rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/30/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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.
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.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.
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

Examples of Expertise


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

Ratings and Reviews


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Excellent Teacher

During the lesson, we covered Logic Pro focusing on efficient workflows, shortcuts, and templates for songwriting. John is highly knowledgeable and is able to communicate concepts clearly and efficiently. John provided written notes of our lesson – which were very helpful – a great resource. Looking forward to getting more in depth in future lessons!

Kevin, 1 lesson with John

Knows his stufff

John is the ultimate professional. He knows his stuff and is able to explain it very well. I'm looking forward to more lessons. We are covering Logic Pro and my Apollo and Scarlett functions

John, 1 lesson with John

Knowledgeable and methodical

John is a gifted natural teacher. He was able to quickly identify what level I was at and tailor the training accordingly. Excellent follow-up with notes and suggestions! Best teacher I've found on Wyzant by miles. Also, extremely knowledgeable.

James , 5 lessons with John

John M is a great teacher

I asked John M a wide variety of questions about now to use my MAC. Although I have written twenty books online, I was amazed at how cwohours with him expanded by computer capabilities

Dick, 1 lesson with John

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

John is very knowledgeable and experienced in Logic and Garage Band. His instructions solved a lot of weird problems in my software and devices. I am amazed! Thank you very much, John!!

Judy, 5 lessons with John

such an awesome guy

I really really enjoyed having my session with John and will plan to schedule more lessons with him. It’s awesome to work with someone who actually has a true passion in music, and is overall just a really cool guy to talk to, and really relaxing. Thank you so so much!

Matt, 2 lessons with John

Awesome tutor

Tremendous help w Logic Pro. Great sensibility . For months, I was struggling w online videos , so I finally gave in and what John has taught me in 4 sessions has made a huge difference . So now I will be able to launch my podcast in short order

Charlie, 8 lessons with John

Great teacher!

I am already comfortable with Logic! John is an excellent teacher....he knows Logic well and makes sure I understand each lesson. His follow up notes are amazing!

Ira, 13 lessons with John

Addressed my issues

I had some specific problems I was trying to muddle my way through and John was able to solve them for me as well as imparting other helpful tips along the way, not only about Logic, but about music in general. He's very knowledgable, I enjoyed the session and may do it again.

Richard, 1 lesson with John
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

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Response time: 3 hours