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Elbert L.

Kansas City, MO

$35/hour

Music Theory and Composition Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 5/17/14

$35/Hour


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University of Southern California
Music Composition
University of Southern California
Master's
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Enrolled

Education

University of Southern California (Music Composition)

University of Southern California (Master's)

University of Missouri - Kansas City (Enrolled)

About Elbert

I specialize in teaching music theory and composition, and my primary aim is to keep students motivated about functions in musical notation and texture. At the same time, I seek to have them develop an innovative interest in developing their own musical ideas and to that end, I assign them homework assignments in theory and, periodically, short composition assignments for them to write. The way I approach things, I know for sure about most people's interest in science nowadays, and I intend to incorporate some similar function like how cells work and chemical compounds react into the way music notation is handled. That way, my students can maintain their interest in the fields of science and at the same time bridge a connection between science and the way music works.

My love of teaching comes from a love of spreading knowledge to future generations. As a candidate of a Doctoral degree, I strongly believe that a high degree of enthusiasm towards learning can prove to be a huge benefit in students' future lives. I have never had such an opportunity like this before. I am a flexible person when it comes to time. While I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, Depending on any circumstances with students, I offer makeup classes. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you cultivate an interest in musical writing!
I specialize in teaching music theory and composition, and my primary aim is to keep students motivated about functions in musical notation and texture. At the same time, I seek to have them develop an innovative interest in developing their own musical ideas and to that end, I assign them homework assignments in theory and, periodically, short Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Kansas City, MO 64112
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In-person lessons

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Composition (Music)

I am currently a DMA student in Music Composition in the University of Missouri, Kansas City. I received my Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Composition from the University of Southern California. I have studied composition for 12 years.

Music Theory

I started studying keyboard theory when I was in elementary school with a series of handbooks. I was promoted by one level in my high school years after passing through a placement test and passed out of the most advanced levels in the theory examinations held in Irvine, CA. I also advanced by one level during my college undergraduate years in USC after taking a similar placement test.

University of Southern California
Music Composition
University of Southern California
Master's
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Enrolled

Education

University of Southern California (Music Composition)

University of Southern California (Master's)

University of Missouri - Kansas City (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elbert will travel within 40 miles of Kansas City, MO 64112.