Michael D.

Upper Marlboro, MD

$50/hour

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Illinois State University
Music Education Tech
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Illinois State University (Music Education Tech)

Northwestern University (Master's)

About Michael

I am a certified Music Teacher in the State of Maryland at the highest level available,(APC) Advanced Professional Certificate. I currently teach at the Middle School level using the Yamaha MIE system. In addition to this, I have taught students in private lessons in their homes, and conducted lessons online. I am extremely comfortable with all of these settings. I have 30 years of experience teaching students from Preschool age through Adults. I am also a Composer and Performer, blessed to have traveled abroad as both teacher and performer.

If you are struggling with Theory, General Music concepts, composing or transcribing scores, I can easily assist you. My rates are flexible. If you are anywhere in the DMV area, feel free to to call on me.
I am a certified Music Teacher in the State of Maryland at the highest level available,(APC) Advanced Professional Certificate. I currently teach at the Middle School level using the Yamaha MIE system. In addition to this, I have taught students in private lessons in their homes, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20792
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training, General Music,
Music History, Music Theory,
Piano,
Songwriting
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Composition (Music), Photography, Video Production
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer,
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Photography, Video Production
Language:
Sign Language
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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General Computer

As a Technology Coordinator for various school districts, I have assisted students and administrators in General Computer skills. I am certified on both Mac and Windows platforms.

General Music

I have taught General Music classes in both private and public schools for 30 years, always receiving outstanding evaluations, and seeing numerous satisfied students and parents over the years. I utilize technology in many ways to foster student learning.

Macintosh

For over 25 years, I have used Macintosh and Microsoft Windows computers on a regular basis. As a Music Technology Educator, and a Computer Lab Instructor, it is my responsibility to remain up-to-date on these platforms in order to assist students, administrators, and adult users. Whatever your needs, I can assist you.

Microsoft Windows

For over 25 years, I have used Microsoft Windows on a regular basis. As a Music Technology Educator, and a Computer Lab Instructor, it is my responsibility to remain up-to-date on this platform (as well as Mac) in order to assist students, administrators, and adult users. Whatever your needs, I can assist you.

Music Theory

Based on each student's knowledge base, lessons in Music Theory are tailored to meet their need. Lessons are available from beginner to intermediate levels.

Piano

Piano was my primary instrument throughout undergraduate and graduate school. I have taught Piano in both private and public schools as well as in the studio and in students' homes. I utilize proven method books such as Alfred's, John Thompson, and others, tailoring methods to each student's learning style. I utilize Music Technology as an integral part of Music instruction. From age 5 to 95-you are welcome!

Illinois State University
Music Education Tech
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Illinois State University (Music Education Tech)

Northwestern University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20792.