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valparaiso university (Music Performance)
Georgia State University (Master's)
Hi there!! My name is CJ and I have been a professional bass player for about 10 years now. I play mostly for orchestras and theaters, but also have experience in all types of music. I am also teaching at an Elementary School during the week and I would love to join my gift for teaching with my passion for music. I have both a Masters and Bachelors in Music Performance and love everything about music, including music theory! I am currently applying for my PhD in Music Theory in order to fulfill my dream job of teaching music at a college. I believe I would be a great tutor for any student interested in learning more about music to supplement their regular private lessons in order to prepare them for college or just to figure out why all these dots on the page make the music that you hear!! Please contact me for any further information and I hope to start teaching you soon.... Hi there!! My name is CJ and I have been a professional bass player for about 10 years now. I play mostly for orchestras and theaters, but also have experience in all types of music. I am also teaching at an Elementary School during the week and I would love to join my gift for teaching with… Read more
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Throughout my years as a musician, I have gained a very discriminate ear. During my years at college, I was able to train my ear to listen for the right things and delineate between different intervals, chords, scales, melodies, and styles of music. I have worked very hard on these different techniques and because of this I believe that I have a very good set of tips and tricks to help students learn how to be active listeners and better musicians.
I have a Masters in Music Performance and maintained a 4.0 in all my music classes. I've also been a professional musician for about 10 years. I'm even applying for my PhD in Music Theory in order to teach at a college.
The history of music from about 1600 to now has always been fascinating to me! I will admit that some of my music history classes in college were a bit dry, but these experiences have helped me find the relevant and exciting parts of each topic. I love the way that each period of music slowly morphs into the next to create the story that everyone should think about, no matter what style of music they play. Because of my passion and enjoyment of this topic, I can help students see the importance of knowing where music comes from and how that will help them play music better.
Music theory is by far my favorite subject in the academic side of music! It is my dream job to teach music theory at a college while I play full time. Every lesson that I give on my instrument, I try to incorporate aspects of why you are playing these notes and how things fit together. There is a difference between someone who does music and someone who knows music. Knowledge is power in this case and the more you know about the art you do the better you will be! Just like music history, theory can be a dry subject, but I strive to make everything relevant and exciting for each student on a personal basis. This is the most exciting part of music (second to actually playing) for me!
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