the art institute of atlanta (Audio Production)
I am not a professional with a lifetime of experience, but I have been passionate about music for over ten years. In those ten years, I learned piano, theory, history, composition, audio production, and developed my skills as a bass player more than any other instrument. I do my best to teach students with a variety of methods, while showing off methods that are new to me as well. I do not wish to be better than students, but for them to at least match me, if not surpass my abilities. I look forward to helping people become more knowledgeable in their desired field.
Being a student myself who is halfway to earning a degree in audio production, I have textbooks and other useful resources to help teach students with current and past technology and methods. I believe I have learned the best way to combine my past teachers' methods into a great method of my own, including hands-on demonstrations and listening skills along with materials for the students to practice on their own at home. Of course these methods vary slightly based on the subject, but they are all based on the concept of making sure the student knows without a doubt what they are being taught.
I do not have any official tutoring experience, I suppose, but I have found that I help those who have trouble in many subjects by explaining things to them in a way that is easily comprehensible. My specific methods for teaching will obviously vary from student to student, but I can say that I will include written material in all my subjects and practice for homework. When teaching someone an instrument, I will provide music for them to play and will test them on their progression when I feel they are prepared. Tests will be both written and practical to assure that they know what they need to know. I am not a professional with a lifetime of experience, but I have been passionate about music for over ten years. In those ten years, I learned piano, theory, history, composition, audio production, and developed my skills as a bass player more than any other instrument. I do my best to teach students with a variety of methods, while showing off
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I took a class a couple years ago, my first year in college, that was about listening and analysis. I still have the book for that class that includes a CD to help listen for differences in frequency for a wide variety of things. I also have been running sound systems for a couple different churches the past few years and am trying to get more familiar with putting the skills I learned into practice.
In my senior year of High School I took a class on Music Production at a technical school where we learned to write songs and record them. Prior to this I took a music theory class where we had experience writing compositions and recording them on whatever DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) we chose and playing them for the class. In college I studied Audio Production for a year in which I studied studio recording, DAWs, Post Production, and how to listen.
My experience in learning music theory came in handy when I decided to take a music production class my last year of high school and we had to write about 3 songs for projects. We were not given any further instructions beyond "write and record an original song." At first I thought it was such a large goal and due to my lack of songwriting experience I could not do the project without any help. However I did eventually learn to utilize my previous experience in music theory and just sat down and began using the MIDI I was given and wrote an entire song in a couple of weeks, and I have been proud of that song ever since.