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Timothy D.

Music Tutor, Tennis Instructor

Music Tutor, Tennis Instructor

$40/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

  • Dover, NH 03820

About Timothy


Bio

Learn music theory and composition from Tim Davis, an experienced professional composer. He is seeking serious students with an interest in eventually studying music at the collegiate level. Individual lessons are specifically tailored to students’ background, experience, and personal goals.

Dr. Davis has earned degrees in music from Boston College, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Iowa. He has served as a teaching assistant for three years in music theory and...

Learn music theory and composition from Tim Davis, an experienced professional composer. He is seeking serious students with an interest in eventually studying music at the collegiate level. Individual lessons are specifically tailored to students’ background, experience, and personal goals.

Dr. Davis has earned degrees in music from Boston College, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Iowa. He has served as a teaching assistant for three years in music theory and ear training at the University of Iowa, where he provided individual tutoring in theory and composition as part of his job responsibilities. While a student at Boston College, he served as a theory tutor through the Academic Development Center; he provided similar help to undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts on his own time.

A standout high school player at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts, Tim has also served for the past several years as a tennis instructor, first at the Tennis Camps at Harvard, and for the past three years at a summer tennis camp in Ludlow, Massachusetts. He currently offers private and group instruction.


Education

Boston College
music
University of Massachusetts
Masters
University of Iowa
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Dover, NH 03820
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

Timothy A. Davis (b. Springfield, Massachusetts) has studied composition with Lawrence Fritts, David Gompper, Thomas Oboe Lee, Salvatore Macchia, and Bruce MacCombie, and has earned degrees from Boston College (B.A., 2002), the University of Massachusetts (M. Mus., 2006), and the University of Iowa (Ph.D., 2009). Recent commissions of Tim’s work include Americana (2006) for the Bay Colony Brass, Chants of the Ocean (2007) for tubist Valentine Bialecki, and The Terraces of Purgatory (2008) for soprano Shannon Rose McAuliffe. Tim’s music has been performed by the Bay Colony Brass; the Indiana University Brass Choir; the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra; vocal ensembles at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Iowa, and Indiana University; the Movadi Wind Quintet; the University of Massachusetts Graduate Woodwind Quintet; and by numerous undergraduate and graduate students and ensembles. His compositions have been programmed at the 2007 and 2008 Midwest Composers’ Symposiums, the 2009 “Tutti” New Music Festival at Denison University, and at the 2009 Bay View (Michigan) Music Festival. In Memoriam (2005, rev. 2008) for symphony orchestra will appear in an upcoming volume of ERM Media’s "Masterworks of the New Era" CD series, recorded by members of the Prague Radio and Czech Philharmonic Symphony Orchestras.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

Timothy A. Davis (b. Springfield, Massachusetts) has studied composition with Lawrence Fritts, David Gompper, Thomas Oboe Lee, Salvatore Macchia, and Bruce MacCombie, and has earned degrees from Boston College (B.A., 2002), the University of Massachusetts (M. Mus., 2006), and the University of Iowa (Ph.D., 2009). Recent commissions of Tim’s work include Americana (2006) for the Bay Colony Brass, Chants of the Ocean (2007) for tubist Valentine Bialecki, and The Terraces of Purgatory (2008) for soprano Shannon Rose McAuliffe. Tim’s music has been performed by the Bay Colony Brass; the Indiana University Brass Choir; the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra; vocal ensembles at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Iowa, and Indiana University; the Movadi Wind Quintet; the University of Massachusetts Graduate Woodwind Quintet; and by numerous undergraduate and graduate students and ensembles. His compositions have been programmed at the 2007 and 2008 Midwest Composers’ Symposiums, the 2009 “Tutti” New Music Festival at Denison University, and at the 2009 Bay View (Michigan) Music Festival. In Memoriam (2005, rev. 2008) for symphony orchestra will appear in an upcoming volume of ERM Media’s "Masterworks of the New Era" CD series, recorded by members of the Prague Radio and Czech Philharmonic Symphony Orchestras.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I served as a Teaching Assistant while a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa from 2006-2009. As part of my duties, I was the instructor of Aural Skills courses for all four levels of undergraduate theory, covering Beginning through Advanced levels. This course covered Ear Training in the form of written melodic and harmonic dictation (performed at the piano or played on CD), sight-singing, meter identification, and interval training (both singing and identification).
General Music,

General Music

I earned a bachelor's degree in music from Boston College. I went on to earn my master's and PhD degrees in music, with a GPA of 3.95 in all graduate music courses. With a total of 9 years post-secondary study in music courses, I am qualified to teach any course in music theory, composition, introductory/appreciation, or musicology classes. If necessary, I can provide my transcripts from my doctoral studies.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I served as a music theory tutor while a student at Boston College for two years at the Academic Development Center, upon recommendation from music department faculty. I then served as an undergraduate music theory Graduate Teaching Assistant while a doctoral student at the University of Iowa, responsible for grading of all tests and assignments as well as occasional lectures, covering all levels of undergraduate theory I-IV. I possess a doctorate in music composition, which requires an extensive background and level of expertise in music theory.
Sight Singing

Sight Singing

I taught sight singing as a significant part of the curriculum during my three years of teaching ear training and aural skills as an undergraduate instructor at the University of Iowa. The courses covered everything from introductory intervallic exercises involving both fixed and movable do all the way to atonal and 20th century practices using the "Modus Novus" textbook by Lars Edlund.

Sports/Recreation

Tennis

Tennis

I have been serving as a tennis instructor ranging in ages from 4 to 65 since 2005. A former Division I college recruit, I began my instructional career at the Tennis Camps at Harvard under the supervision of Harvard coaches Dave Fish and Gordon Graham, with master classes from renowned instructor Steve Smith. From 2006-2011, I taught group lessons at Ludlow Summer Tennis camp in Ludlow, MA. I served as the Ludlow High School Varsity Girls assistant coach in 2010, where the team's significant improvement from the previous year led to a semifinal berth in the Western Massachusetts Team Tournament. I have been providing private lessons since 2009.

Summer

Tennis

Tennis

I have been serving as a tennis instructor ranging in ages from 4 to 65 since 2005. A former Division I college recruit, I began my instructional career at the Tennis Camps at Harvard under the supervision of Harvard coaches Dave Fish and Gordon Graham, with master classes from renowned instructor Steve Smith. From 2006-2011, I taught group lessons at Ludlow Summer Tennis camp in Ludlow, MA. I served as the Ludlow High School Varsity Girls assistant coach in 2010, where the team's significant improvement from the previous year led to a semifinal berth in the Western Massachusetts Team Tournament. I have been providing private lessons since 2009.

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Professional and proficient. Great job, great listener; excellent experience

Tim has a deep knowledge of his craft. He is a nice guy who is engaging and interesting while keeping you on task of the lesson. We will be booking more lessons with him. Great experience.

Matt, 1 lesson with Timothy

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