New England Conservatory of Music (B.M.)
Northwestern University (PhD)
I am a composer and pianist, trained at the New England Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. I have taught students of all ages for over ten years. I have experience playing classical, jazz, and pop music and thus I am happy and able to teach any of these genres. Additionally, I compose music for ensembles, bands, and songwriters. This has allowed me to develop a holistic understanding of music as an art form.
On another note, I also teach Spanish. I am originally from Barcelona, Spain, and have tutored privately since I first moved to the U.S., ten years ago. I adapt to the needs of my students, but generally I do like to work comprehensively: speaking, reading, and writing.
I have excellent rapport with students and I am always eager to find out what they bring to the table. Let's work together.
I look forward to getting to know you, chat, and find out what interests you about music and Spanish! I am a composer and pianist, trained at the New England Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. I have taught students of all ages for over ten years. I have experience playing classical, jazz, and pop music and thus I am happy and able to teach any of these genres. Additionally, I compose music for ensembles, bands, and songwriters.
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I have been composing since age 16 and hold Composition degrees from the New England Conservatory and Northwestern University. I have an international career as a composer, since I have been commissioned by soloists and ensembles in America and Europe.
Although my doctorate is not in historical musicology, I also pursue scholarly research on the socioeconomic conditions that lead music to emerge as a cultural artifact in the Anglosphere in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Taking as its thesis the intersection of recent developments in philosophy and sociology, my doctoral dissertation examines the viability, or lack thereof, of experimental music as a force for social change. Particularly, I analyze the music of Welsh composer Richard Barrett in connection with his political aspirations. A second priority of my investigation relates to the use of noise as a valuable yet thoroughly underrated means of elaborating sophisticated sonic discourses. This research has been published by both academic and popular platforms, including the University of Huddersfield Press, &&& Journal, and NewMusicBox. In addition, as a native Catalan and Spanish speaker, fluent in English and competent in French, I have the ability to investigate primary sources across a considerable linguistic spectrum.
I have studied piano since age 5 and I am now 28. In addition, I have played many different types of music on piano: classical, jazz, pop, etcetera.
I have taught Aural Skills at Northwestern University for five years. That requires me to be able to sight sing very well, as sight-singing is one of the major features of this undergraduate course.