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