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Boston, MA

$60/hour

Piano, Composition, and Spanish Tutor

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New England Conservatory of Music
B.M.
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

New England Conservatory of Music (B.M.)

Northwestern University (PhD)

About Joan Arnau

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. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Boston, MA 02125
In-person lessons
Language:
Spanish
History:
Music History

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Composition (Music)

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.

Music History

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.

Piano

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.

Sight Singing

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.

New England Conservatory of Music
B.M.
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

New England Conservatory of Music (B.M.)

Northwestern University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan Arnau will travel within 8 miles of Boston, MA 02125.