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Grayson B.

Music is Life - Everyday is a journey of learning.

Music is Life - Everyday is a journey of learning.

$50/hour

  • 19 hours tutoring

About Grayson


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My mom made me learn the piano from a very stiff teacher from a very boring book. So I quit. When I came back to music later, I was determined to have fun. Now, music is my life. I play many instruments and I have performed as a bassist around the world with some of the best musicians alive. I first began studying and teaching music in my home state of North Carolina. I moved on to study in New York City and was able to appear in legendary music venues. Later, I moved to New Orleans where I...

My mom made me learn the piano from a very stiff teacher from a very boring book. So I quit. When I came back to music later, I was determined to have fun. Now, music is my life. I play many instruments and I have performed as a bassist around the world with some of the best musicians alive. I first began studying and teaching music in my home state of North Carolina. I moved on to study in New York City and was able to appear in legendary music venues. Later, I moved to New Orleans where I live now. Before the pandemic, I was playing with iconic drummers like Shannon Powell and Herlin Riley every week. I've played with Branford and Jason Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, and even once with Stevie Wonder.

I have a wide range of interest in music. I love to play with the bow and I have experience teaching violin, viola, and cello.

I also learned trombone in my high-school marching band and I teach trombone and trumpet.
I loving working with children and beginners of all ages, especially on piano. I love to teach new students their favorite songs and also lead them to learn the basics of improvising and composing. Songwriting is one of my passions. I know thousands of standards from the American Songbook and it has informed my approach to theory, harmony, melody, improvising, and composing. I love teaching these subjects.

I also love to sing! I love working with beginners and advanced students that are interested in learning more about breath control, expanding their range, and of course, learning the traditions of the music that the student is interested in. Working on singing has led me to learn writing 4-part harmonies and I love teaching that to others.

If you are a beginner looking to make music, LET'S GO! I'm committed to having fun and learning music. If you are an advanced player looking to get some serious feedback about building technique, improvising, composing, etc. I'M READY FOR YOU! Music is my life! I look forward to meeting you. Let's make music.


Education

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Jazz Studies
Manhattan School of Music
Masters

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Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

I have a Master’s degree in music, and my mother is an educator and creative writer. She has been pouring knowledge about literature and developing reading and writing skills my whole life. I love writing song lyrics and studying poetry. Sometimes this can be a great way to inspire kids to write poetry- through song!!! In any case, I look forward to meeting you.

English

English,

English

I have a Master’s degree which has prepared me to teach a variety of subjects. I have been teaching and tutoring all subjects at all levels since I graduated from my Undergrad degree 12 years ago. I continue to work on my skills by studying, writing, and teaching.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s degree in music, and my mother is an educator and creative writer. She has been pouring knowledge about literature and developing reading and writing skills my whole life. I love writing song lyrics and studying poetry. Sometimes this can be a great way to inspire kids to write poetry- through song!!! In any case, I look forward to meeting you.
Writing,

Writing

My mother is a writer and educator and she has been drilling me about writing a convincing thesis since I could talk. Although my Master’s degree is in music, I have years of experience working with students from Pre-K to college level in their pursuits to learn more about language and storytelling.
Proofreading

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a Master’s degree which has prepared me to teach a variety of subjects. I have been teaching and tutoring all subjects at all levels since I graduated from my Undergrad degree 12 years ago. I continue to work on my skills by studying, writing, and teaching.
Piano,

Piano

I have taught all over the world, from beginners to advanced students. I have shared the stage with some of the most amazing musicians alive. Music is life and I love sharing that passion with others. I love working with children and also adults who are beginners. I am patient and I enjoy watching students progress. I love guiding students in a way that teaches them an easy approach to improvising, composing, and learning their favorite songs.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s degree in music, and my mother is an educator and creative writer. She has been pouring knowledge about literature and developing reading and writing skills my whole life. I love writing song lyrics and studying poetry. Sometimes this can be a great way to inspire kids to write poetry- through song!!! In any case, I look forward to meeting you.
Writing

Writing

My mother is a writer and educator and she has been drilling me about writing a convincing thesis since I could talk. Although my Master’s degree is in music, I have years of experience working with students from Pre-K to college level in their pursuits to learn more about language and storytelling.

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English,

English

I have a Master’s degree which has prepared me to teach a variety of subjects. I have been teaching and tutoring all subjects at all levels since I graduated from my Undergrad degree 12 years ago. I continue to work on my skills by studying, writing, and teaching.
Piano,

Piano

I have taught all over the world, from beginners to advanced students. I have shared the stage with some of the most amazing musicians alive. Music is life and I love sharing that passion with others. I love working with children and also adults who are beginners. I am patient and I enjoy watching students progress. I love guiding students in a way that teaches them an easy approach to improvising, composing, and learning their favorite songs.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s degree in music, and my mother is an educator and creative writer. She has been pouring knowledge about literature and developing reading and writing skills my whole life. I love writing song lyrics and studying poetry. Sometimes this can be a great way to inspire kids to write poetry- through song!!! In any case, I look forward to meeting you.
Writing

Writing

My mother is a writer and educator and she has been drilling me about writing a convincing thesis since I could talk. Although my Master’s degree is in music, I have years of experience working with students from Pre-K to college level in their pursuits to learn more about language and storytelling.

Music

Cello,

Cello

I have worked with a bow in my hand for over 20 years. I have taught beginners to advanced levels and every day I learn something new. I love learning a students' favorite song and then working on improvising and composing new music.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have been studying, playing, and teaching music for over 20 years. I have been schooled in prestigious universities and I've also been blown away by a stranger on a street corner. Everyone has a story and a connection to music. Learning how to train your ear to work with your brain can really enhance your music-making. If you're ready to have some fun and develop your skills, let's talk! I can't wait to meet you.
General Music,

General Music

I have taught beginners and advanced students, from children to adults.
Piano,

Piano

I have taught all over the world, from beginners to advanced students. I have shared the stage with some of the most amazing musicians alive. Music is life and I love sharing that passion with others. I love working with children and also adults who are beginners. I am patient and I enjoy watching students progress. I love guiding students in a way that teaches them an easy approach to improvising, composing, and learning their favorite songs.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I have been working on sight-singing ever since I was a young boy, holding up a book of music and trying to follow the arc of the notes. Years later, I'm still here working on my skills and developing my craft. I have traveled all over the world, playing and teaching music. I didn't know it when I was younger, but sight-singing is a valuable skill that can really enhance your music-making skills.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I have studied songs, tunes, lyrics, chords, rhythms... Popular music, unpopular music... I have studied in prestigious institutions and on the street corner with a stranger. All humans are music-makers. All humans have a story to tell. If you are interested in simple songwriting, I am too! If you are interested in advanced harmony and sophisticated melodic ideas, so am I! All music is folk music. I love writing simple songs and also complicated and dense songs. I enjoy exploring big band arranging and writing 4-part vocal harmonies.
Trombone,

Trombone

I learned trombone in my high school marching band and I have been in love with the horn ever since. Now that I live in New Orleans, my love for it has only grown. I love working with students to learn the fundamentals by learning their favorite song. Then we approach the horn through a lens of improvising and composition.
Violin

Violin

I have been making music with a bow in my hand for over 20 years. I love teaching students of all levels. I enjoy teaching the fundamentals and watching as the student gains confidence in their musicianship. I have a Master's Degree in Jazz Performance and I have spent my life dedicated to music. I specialize in upright bass, violin, viola, and cello.

Summer

Piano,

Piano

I have taught all over the world, from beginners to advanced students. I have shared the stage with some of the most amazing musicians alive. Music is life and I love sharing that passion with others. I love working with children and also adults who are beginners. I am patient and I enjoy watching students progress. I love guiding students in a way that teaches them an easy approach to improvising, composing, and learning their favorite songs.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master’s degree in music, and my mother is an educator and creative writer. She has been pouring knowledge about literature and developing reading and writing skills my whole life. I love writing song lyrics and studying poetry. Sometimes this can be a great way to inspire kids to write poetry- through song!!! In any case, I look forward to meeting you.
Writing

Writing

My mother is a writer and educator and she has been drilling me about writing a convincing thesis since I could talk. Although my Master’s degree is in music, I have years of experience working with students from Pre-K to college level in their pursuits to learn more about language and storytelling.

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A tutor who connects to the student

After 9 years with the same teacher and the same songs, my 13 year old son was so bored with violin, he was going to quit. I took a chance and found Wyzant- and had no idea how it worked. Took another chance and chose Grayson. Winner!! My son has had about 5 lessons with Grayson, and he has totally regained the spark and interest in violin. Grayson connected with my son, and violin is fresh and fun again! I highly recommend Grayson as a violin teacher!

Mary, 7 lessons with Grayson

Adaptable and great online!

Grayson was able to see my skill level and teach me in a manner that matched what I was looking for. He is adaptable and good at teaching. I was concerned online might somehow make the lesson less interactive than in person, but I was wrong. Great lesson and I will be taking more!

Amanda, 1 lesson with Grayson

Our 8 yr old son’s first violin lesson

Grayson couldn’t have been a more perfect match for our son. He was patient, knowledgeable and personable. The lesson focused on a variety of lessons to keep things moving for an 8 year old. You can tell he has many years of experience.......we highly recommend him and can’t wait for our son’s next lesson!!!

Greyson , 6 lessons with Grayson
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$50/hour

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$50/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Grayson

Response time: 7 hours