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Stephen B.

Very Patient/Kind Piano and Photography teacher

Very Patient/Kind Piano and Photography teacher

$50/hour

  • 3 hours tutoring

About Stephen


Bio

The only reason for attending Berklee College of Music is that they had a major in Film Scoring and Piano, and graduated with a degree in Film Scoring and Piano.

At Berklee, I learned all the techniques that I will teach new students such as scales, finger exercises, chords, theory, simple songs. I am fun, easy to get along wit, kind and very patient with kids and adults. Music genres that I am interested in and teach are: Film Score styles, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Pop, Rock, New Age,...

The only reason for attending Berklee College of Music is that they had a major in Film Scoring and Piano, and graduated with a degree in Film Scoring and Piano.

At Berklee, I learned all the techniques that I will teach new students such as scales, finger exercises, chords, theory, simple songs. I am fun, easy to get along wit, kind and very patient with kids and adults. Music genres that I am interested in and teach are: Film Score styles, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Pop, Rock, New Age, Improvisation, Composition, Ear Training, Garageband, Digital Performer

I also teach privately and at Traveling Music Lessons, TakeLessons.com.
In the past, I Instructed twelve children Kindergarten through 4th grade basic piano lessons, rhythms, and musical
activities and help them with problem-solving musical skills.

I currently teach a 9 year old girl, 2 male adults and in the past have taught an 8 year old girl and 3 boys.

Locations near Newton, Brookline, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Dover, Westwood, Waltham, Bedford, Route 128, area etc. (We can discuss Arlington, Cambridge area) or online.

I have composed two local film scores and a piano piece for the online school Capella University
Member of ASCAP. (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
I hope to share this musical journey with you!

In my photography, which I also teach, 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.

I have brought people on tours at the Boston Common and Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge in Concord, MA. Sold numerous times at the Mass College of Art Auction and gallery shows.

Thank you!


Education

Berklee College of Music
Film Scoring-Piano

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  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: $60/hr for one hour in person $50 online $100 for 2 or more
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/21/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Composition (Music),

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.
Photography

Photography

I have been a photographer for nearly 20 years. I use a Nikon D810 and D500, and a Canon G16 camera with an emphasis on macro, landscapes, night, street, nature, people, and product photography. I've 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). My photography has won several awards.

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Photography

Photography

I have been a photographer for nearly 20 years. I use a Nikon D810 and D500, and a Canon G16 camera with an emphasis on macro, landscapes, night, street, nature, people, and product photography. I've 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). My photography has won several awards.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

Piano was my main instrument at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 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 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. I also taught at a school in Milton, MA to K-4 grade for an afternoon program.

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Piano

Piano

Piano was my main instrument at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 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 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. I also taught at a school in Milton, MA to K-4 grade for an afternoon program.

Music

Composition (Music),

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,

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.
Piano,

Piano

Piano was my main instrument at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 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 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. I also taught at a school in Milton, MA to K-4 grade for an afternoon program.
Music Theory

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Piano

Piano

Piano was my main instrument at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 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 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. I also taught at a school in Milton, MA to K-4 grade for an afternoon program.

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Stephen was a kind and patient man who taught me some of the features of my camera that I was not familiar with. I learn differently and I got a lot out of my lesson with Stephen. His photos are impressive.

Cassandra, 1 lesson with Stephen
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Stephen B.'s Photo

Stephen B.

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Response time: 7 hours