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Zane S.

Music Tutor - Songwriting, Music Theory, Ear Training, Piano + Guitar

Music Tutor - Songwriting, Music Theory, Ear Training, Piano + Guitar

$30/hour

  • 109 hours tutoring

About Zane


Bio

I'm Zane - a classically-trained composer & all-around musical Renaissance man. I teach many topics, including but not limited to: composition, songwriting, piano, guitar, music theory/analysis, ear training, sight-singing, transcription/dictation, and everything music production.

To me, the most important aspect to enjoyable & fruitful learning is how it's approached. I take special considerations in order to make our lessons together as easily-comprehensible and enriching as possible:

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I'm Zane - a classically-trained composer & all-around musical Renaissance man. I teach many topics, including but not limited to: composition, songwriting, piano, guitar, music theory/analysis, ear training, sight-singing, transcription/dictation, and everything music production.

To me, the most important aspect to enjoyable & fruitful learning is how it's approached. I take special considerations in order to make our lessons together as easily-comprehensible and enriching as possible:

1) I make music simple, easy-to-understand, and relevant for any student - whether they're a well-experienced musician or completely new to the subject

2) I teach via active learning: tackling the material head-on & getting our hands dirty with it.

Students learn & retain infinitely more through vivid experiences - like playing, listening to, and/or creating music themselves - than they do by simply listening to someone talk and reading notes. I encourage the former as much as possible! I also strongly encourage pupils to learn by using their favorite music as the basis - learning is much more impactful if it's done with music that genuinely moves you!

3) My curriculum is designed to instill a complete, well-rounded understanding of all the relevant concepts at hand:

No holes, no fragmentary knowledge, and nothing is taught without an explanation as to why it's useful in actual practice/real music-making. I ultimately want you to help you feel completely comfortable and at ease with the subject.

I also devise a personal curriculum for each student, depending on their goals, to focus their learning for an overall more meaningful & effective experience.

I'm very easy-to-reach and will always provide fast responses. I offer a free consultation so that we can introduce ourselves, identify your goals, and formulate the first step to your path for no charge. Please feel free to get in contact if you have any additional questions or to schedule a lesson!

I look forward to hearing from you!


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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college course's music programs & passed with the highest marks. I've been writing for years.

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I've had years in lessons & my own personal work of doing music production. Whatever it is that you're looking to learn - songwriting, mixing, synthesizers & virtual instruments, etc. I would love to help! Songwriting & production are intimately-tied, so I often stress the importance of thinking in both when it comes to music production.

History

Music History

Music History

I'm a classically-trained composer who loves all styles of music, so through my training & in my own time, I've learned a plethora about the biggest events in musical history. Whether it's prehistory to the modern pop of today, I'm ready to help you learn the fascinating nature of this subject. We can go from just the general historical details down to the nitty-gritty of how the music itself worked in whichever period of time!

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!

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Piano

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college course's music programs & passed with the highest marks. I've been writing for years.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college course's music programs & passed with the highest marks; I've been writing for years.
General Music,

General Music

All of my already-approved subjects on Wyzant so demonstrate that I'm definitely a component in 'General Music"; I recommend checking what I had responded to them with!
Guitar,

Guitar

I studied guitar for multiple years as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the guitar unlocked: chords; arpeggios; solos & riffs; voice-leading & melodies; tabs, sight-reading, & sheet music; improvising; proper technique & form etc. Whatever it is one is looking to learn, I'm happy to help!
Music History,

Music History

I'm a classically-trained composer who loves all styles of music, so through my training & in my own time, I've learned a plethora about the biggest events in musical history. Whether it's prehistory to the modern pop of today, I'm ready to help you learn the fascinating nature of this subject. We can go from just the general historical details down to the nitty-gritty of how the music itself worked in whichever period of time!
Music Production,

Music Production

I've had years in lessons & my own personal work of doing music production. Whatever it is that you're looking to learn - songwriting, mixing, synthesizers & virtual instruments, etc. I would love to help! Songwriting & production are intimately-tied, so I often stress the importance of thinking in both when it comes to music production.
Piano,

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college course's music programs & passed with the highest marks; I've been writing for years.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I've been classically-trained in a composition via private lessons under Alan Belkin (Canadian composer). I've also written pieces for assignments in my college course's music programs & passed with the highest marks. I've been writing for years.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

Piano

I studied piano for multiple years with a private tutor at my school originally, and then on my own as a supplement to my rigorous composition training. I have the piano completely unlocked: chords, arpeggios, musical textures, voice-leading, melodies, sight-reading & reading sheet music, improvising etc. Whatever it is one is learning to know, I'm happy to help!

Examples of Expertise


Zane has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Zane is truly a great tutor

He is well organized and friendly with great knowledge of what he teaches . I am truly looking forward to more lessons . He puts a lot of time into writing up the lesson plans and what he wants you to work on. Highly recommended!

Scot A, 2 lessons with Zane

Great!

Zane is a great teacher and knows how to break it down for students and make it simple. Continue to enjoy my lessons from him. Highly recommend

David, 3 lessons with Zane

Super knowledgeable and super patient

I'm taking a music theory class to fulfill gen ed requirements. Zane has helped me understand difficult topics and is always patient with me. He's respectful and kind, and I enjoy working with him :)

Kristin, 5 lessons with Zane

First lesson

That was a great first lesson to get kids started. Zane was patience and encouraging. He kept them engaged and focus. We look forward to our next lesson!

Tuyen, 7 lessons with Zane

Great Teacher

With just one lesson so far I have already learned all the keys and and where to place my hands on the keyboard. I also learned the basics such as how to read music. He also is very patient and easy to get along with. In all I would highly recommend him to everyone!

Joshua, 4 lessons with Zane

Organized and Knowledgeable

Just started, but so far it looks like he'll be an excellent teacher. He seems to have a geat grasp of music and music theory, and he is helping me play songs I've earned to learn.

Ames, 7 lessons with Zane

First lesson

That was a great first lesson to get kids started. Zane was patience and encouraging. He kept them engaged and focus. We look forward to our next lesson!

Tuyen, 7 lessons with Zane
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$30/hour

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Zane S.

$30/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Zane

Response time: 2 hours