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Stephen B.

Newton Highlands, MA

$50/hour

Very Patient Piano and Photography teacher

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Berklee College of Music
Film Scoring-Piano

Education

Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring-Piano)

About Stephen

The only reason for attending Berklee College of Music is that they had a major in Film Scoring and Piano.
While there, I learned all the techniques that I will teach new students such as scales, finger exercises, chords, theory, simple songs, posture and breathing. It was an awesome experience and yes, I am fun, easy to get along with and very patient with kids and adults. Music genres that I am interested in and teach are: Film Score styles, Classical, Pop, Rock, New Age, and Improv.

In my photography as well as music, I strive for a sense of space that emphasizes openness and avoids clutter. Just as the musical score sets the mood for a movie, color composition can set the mood in photography. The intertwining of the simplest melodies creates some of the most interesting scores. The intertwining of the simplest elements in nature and the real world makes for some of the most interesting photographs. I will help you will learn these techniques plus teaching about your camera and framing.

Thank you!
The only reason for attending Berklee College of Music is that they had a major in Film Scoring and Piano.
While there, I learned all the techniques that I will teach new students such as scales, finger exercises, chords, theory, simple songs, posture and breathing. It was an awesome experience and yes, I am fun, easy to get along with and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training,
Music Theory, Piano
Computer:
Photography

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Composition (Music)

I majored in Film Scoring composition at Berklee College of Music. Have composed music for two local documentary films and composed piano music that has been used a Capella University commercial. It has been airing in the United States. I am also avid soundtrack collector with 1,100 in my collection so far.

Ear Training

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate. I have relative pitch and can help with solfege reading. I can teach the cycle of 5ths, 4ths, and many other note intervals. I am a strong believer of listening and very patient at the keyboard where ear training is essential.

Photography

I have been a photographer for nearly 15 years. I use film and digital with an emphasis on macro, landscapes, night, street, nature and product photography. I have had a few solo photo shows I have been in the Mass. College of Art Auction several times and sold each time. One of my photographs was on the front cover of the 2012 invitation card. I am knowledgeable with lighting, framing, feel, working and discovering on what makes the camera works (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic). My photography has won several awards.

Piano

Piano was my main instrument at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have been playing since I was twelve years old. I love many styles which include, film scores, Pop, New age, Rock, improv, Classical and some Jazz. I teach basic to intermediate. (Scales, finger exercises, chords, arpeggios, theory, simple songs, posture and breathing, etc.) I taught three boys last Winter and Spring and an eight year old girl. Currently teaching an adult male and can give references. I am also fun, easy to get along with and very patient with kids and adults. I also scored a local film titled "The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus" who's son Andre Dubus III wrote the story "The House of Sand and Fog." In 2003 the novel was adapted into a film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly.
The film won first place at the Providence Film Fest in 2007. I also composed a jingle for the online college Capella University.

Berklee College of Music
Film Scoring-Piano

Education

Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring-Piano)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 8 miles of Newton Highlands, MA 02461.