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Brian C.

Portland, ME

$60/hour

Certified Music Tutor Specializing in Guitar

In-person lessons

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Northern Virginia Community College
AAA Music
Hunter College/CUNY
Master's

Education

Northern Virginia Community College (AAA Music)

Hunter College/CUNY (Master's)

About Brian

I am a state certified music teacher who specializes in guitar tutoring. I taught K-12 general music for six years in Portland and Westbrook schools. I have been teaching private guitar for seven years. In addition, I have experience teaching music theory and music history. I also can teach vocal skills, including sight singing, and beginning piano. I am a state certified music teacher who specializes in guitar tutoring. I taught K-12 general music for six years in Portland and Westbrook schools. I have been Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Portland, ME 04103
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training,
General Music,
Guitar,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I have a Master's in Music Composition from Hunter College/CUNY in New York City. I had to prepare several pieces for that degree, including a string quartet, piano suite, and viola sonata. A composition I wrote for flute and harp was awarded Special Mention in a 2006 music contest in Italy.

Ear Training

I studied Ear Training for 4 semesters at NVCC in Virginia, in conjunction with my Music Theory classes, for a total of 16 credits and a 4.0 GPA. At Hunter College in NYC, I took 6 credits of Music Theory/Ear Training for a combined 3.9 GPA. I incorporated ear training into my K-12 lessons while teaching general music in Portland and Westbrook schools for 6 years.

General Music

I am a Maine certified K-12 music teacher. I taught K-12 general music in Portland and Westbrook schools for six years. I also received specialized training in general music education at Gordon College in Massachusetts during two summers.

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for 30 years and teaching it privately for 7 years. I currently perform guitar in the Portland, ME area for special events and weddings. I have studied guitar privately from teachers at Rutgers U. and Mannes School. At NVCC in Virginia, I studied guitar privately for 4 semesters with a combined GPA of 4.0.

Music History

At NVCC in Virginia, I studied Music History for two semesters and received a combined 4.0 GPA. At Hunter College/CUNY in NYC. I studied Advanced Music History for two semesters for a combined GPA of 3.9. I also taught a combined Music History/Theory course through the Portland Adult Education system for two years.

Piano

I studied piano privately for two years at Catholic U. in DC and for two semesters at Mannes School in NYC. At NVCC in Virginia, I studied piano for five semesters and received a combined 4.0 GPA. While teaching for 2 years at St. Brigid's school in Portland, ME I taught a keyboarding class to Middle School students.

Northern Virginia Community College
AAA Music
Hunter College/CUNY
Master's

Education

Northern Virginia Community College (AAA Music)

Hunter College/CUNY (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 15 miles of Portland, ME 04103.