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Richard H.

Charlotte, NC

$50/hour

Computer programmer and musician with a passion for education

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Amherst University of Massachusetts
Music
Amherst University of Massachusetts
Master's
California Coast College, Santa Ana, California
Graduate Coursework

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Music)

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Master's)

California Coast College, Santa Ana, California (Graduate Coursework)

About Richard

I am a life-long learner and student with a passion for education. After 25 years as a musician, including 10 years as a professional musician, I set out to learn computer programming by taking free online course, reading books, and attending in-person classes. After two years of studying, I got a job that I love as a computer programmer. I have seen a lot of great teaching and I've seen a lot of bad teaching. I know how to get to the heart of a student's problem and find a path to help them succeed. There is nothing more fulfilling than putting in the time and effort to learn something new and getting the rewards that come with that; I would be honored to share that journey with you!

Learning and teaching are both hobbies for me. I have two degrees and I'm working on a third. I love to take online courses, read books, and ask questions. I have been teaching music for 20 years to students from 10-60 years old and teaching all the things I've learned to work colleagues and friends whenever I get the chance. In addition to my training in music and computer programming, I have 20 credits in post-graduate educational psychology courses.


I set out to learn computer programming with no technical background with no guidance as to which path to take. There was a lot of wasted time along the way, but I learned a LOT about how to teach someone to learn computer programming. I'm not employed full-time as a python web developer in my dream job. I also have experience in Java web development and hold an Oracle Java SE7 certification. I combine my knowledge of computer programming with my extensive background in education and educational psychology to give you learning experience that is custom-tailored to your background and goals.

I have been a musician for 25 years including 20 years as a music educator. I have a BA and MM in music, 10 years of experience playing music professionally for audiences in several countries and for audiences as large as 80,000. My biggest passion, however, is music education. I have taught private lessons to elementary students, retired adults, students in other countries online, and college students, including college classroom instruction. I am also certified by the Donald S. Reinhardt foundation and the Armed Forces School of Music.

While I am passionate about computers and music, my real interest lies in education. I learn new skills every chance I get and I love to share this knowledge with others. I would be honored to work with you to achieve whatever skills you set out to learn. Please feel free to contact me to discuss how I may be of service!
I am a life-long learner and student with a passion for education. After 25 years as a musician, including 10 years as a professional musician, I set out to learn computer programming by taking free online course, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28278
In-person lessons
Science:
Nutrition,
Physiology
Music:
Music Theory, Trombone
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Computer Science, General Computer,
HTML, Java, JavaScript, Python,
UNIX

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Computer Programming

I am a professional python/django web developer. I completed an intensive Java/JavScript web development course called the Skill Distillery. I have Oracle Java SE7 certification. I have experience with python, Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, MySQL, MongoDB, and others. I am currently pursuing Master's degree in Software Development.

General Computer

Professional computer programmer, experience with several programming languages, and I've been a teacher for ages first grade to adults, private tutoring to college classrooms. I have 20 credits post master's in educational psychology and two of my biggest passions are teaching and computers!

Nutrition

I am a Primal Blueprint certified Expert. I have experience coaching Navy sailors in nutrition to help improve work-related activities.

Python

I am currently employed as a full-time Python/Django web developer. I have experience in Python web development, GUI development, and composing music using python/jython.

Trombone

I have a Master's degree in trombone performance, and 6 years of experience performing professionally with the United States Navy. I also have 20 years of experience as a trombone instructor.

Amherst University of Massachusetts
Music
Amherst University of Massachusetts
Master's
California Coast College, Santa Ana, California
Graduate Coursework

Education

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Music)

Amherst University of Massachusetts (Master's)

California Coast College, Santa Ana, California (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28278.