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Jeff A.

Music Tutoring

Music Tutoring

$40/hour

  • 1 hours tutoring

  • East Grand Forks, MN 56721

About Jeff


Bio

I really enjoy tutoring people and helping them understand their subject better. With more than 35 years of experience teaching at universities, public schools, community education programs, commercial music stores, in private practice, and on the internet through Skype, I've developed an ability to work with students effectively in a personable, patient, clear, and understanding way. I've taught more than 25,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of classes such as guitar, music theory, ear...

I really enjoy tutoring people and helping them understand their subject better. With more than 35 years of experience teaching at universities, public schools, community education programs, commercial music stores, in private practice, and on the internet through Skype, I've developed an ability to work with students effectively in a personable, patient, clear, and understanding way. I've taught more than 25,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of classes such as guitar, music theory, ear training and sight singing, creative music, and more.

I earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. My bachelor's degree is in music education and my master's degree is in music theory and classical guitar. I also hold a certificate in management and supervision. I've received several awards, such as Artist of the Week by the Grand Forks Herald newspaper, the Americanism award while in high school, and being named one of the "Faculty Stars" when I taught at the college level.

I have studied many different music subjects including guitar, piano, bassoon, accordion (many other instruments and voice too), music theory, ear training and sight singing, orchestration, music education, composition, counterpoint, arranging, jazz history, Western music history, history of music theory, music analysis, music theory pedagogy, and more. I studied orchestration/arranging with three different teachers, including Pulitzer-prize-winner Dominick Argento and performed guitar in a master class lead by multi-Grammy-award-winner Sharon Isbin. I regularly create recordings and videos which are on YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, and elsewhere. I have performed numerous times in the US, China, and Canada. My complete portfolio and samples of my work are available upon request.

One of the most enjoyable things I have done in the past is to tutor people one-on-one. Giving them individual attention, and being able to adapt to their needs, gives me great satisfaction. When I taught at the college level I made sure to give time to students who needed extra time and individual attention. It always paid off for both the students and for me. They got the time they needed to understand the subject better and I got the pleasure of helping them.


Education

University of North Dakota
Music Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Masters
University of North Dakota
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: Group rates are available upon request, as is special pricing for certain situations.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of East Grand Forks, MN 56721
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/28/2014

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. I studied music composition in college, and related courses such as counterpoint, music theory, and arranging. I studied orchestration/arranging with three different teachers for music. I have composed and arranged hundreds of pieces for wind ensemble, chamber orchestra, and various solo instruments and chamber ensembles. My music has been performed by university-level ensembles and professional musicians.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

At the age of 6, I began taking private piano lessons, starting a lifelong love of playing the piano. While studying for and obtaining two degrees in music, the piano was a crucial tool in all aspects of music. Even as an adult, after my college training in music was done, I continue to play, study, and teach the piano. As a composer and arranger, and when producing recordings, the piano is a critical instrument.

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Piano

Piano

At the age of 6, I began taking private piano lessons, starting a lifelong love of playing the piano. While studying for and obtaining two degrees in music, the piano was a crucial tool in all aspects of music. Even as an adult, after my college training in music was done, I continue to play, study, and teach the piano. As a composer and arranger, and when producing recordings, the piano is a critical instrument.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. I studied music composition in college, and related courses such as counterpoint, music theory, and arranging. I studied orchestration/arranging with three different teachers for music. I have composed and arranged hundreds of pieces for wind ensemble, chamber orchestra, and various solo instruments and chamber ensembles. My music has been performed by university-level ensembles and professional musicians.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have both bachelor's and master's degrees in music and studied at three different universities. I taught ear training and sight singing at the college level for several years. I took ear training and sight singing classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I use ear training and sight singing skills as an arranger, composer, and teacher.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have studied guitar performance at the undergraduate and graduate level at three different universities. I have performed on guitar hundreds of times in all kinds of settings, including as a soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, and choirs. I have taught over 15,000 individual guitar lessons (another 9,000 in piano and other instruments), and taught guitar classes at the graduate and undergraduate level. I have performed in guitar master classes led by several professional guitarists, including Sharon Isbin, winner of several Grammy awards.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I hold a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in music theory and classical guitar. At the university level, I taught music theory subjects at the undergraduate and graduate level for many years, both as a part-time and full-time lecturer. In private practice, music theory is part of the individual music lessons that I give on a daily basis. I have authored many pages of handouts for students that explain music theory. I also use music theory as a professional composer, arranger, transcriber, and music engraver.
Piano

Piano

At the age of 6, I began taking private piano lessons, starting a lifelong love of playing the piano. While studying for and obtaining two degrees in music, the piano was a crucial tool in all aspects of music. Even as an adult, after my college training in music was done, I continue to play, study, and teach the piano. As a composer and arranger, and when producing recordings, the piano is a critical instrument.

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Piano

Piano

At the age of 6, I began taking private piano lessons, starting a lifelong love of playing the piano. While studying for and obtaining two degrees in music, the piano was a crucial tool in all aspects of music. Even as an adult, after my college training in music was done, I continue to play, study, and teach the piano. As a composer and arranger, and when producing recordings, the piano is a critical instrument.

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Great tutor

I'm very much thankful to great tutor, Jeff. He is really so friendly and tutors lessons in a simple way and in simple language. He repeats the lesson as many times until we understand, which is his best quality, and which a good teacher should have. I would also like to thank WyzAnt for helping me to connect with great tutor, Jeff.

Dhan, 1 lesson with Jeff

$40/hour

Jeff A.

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