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Ian T.

Montclair, NJ

$50/hour

Experienced Pianist and Organist seeking Students

In-person lessons

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Oberlin College
Music and Philosophy
Yale University
Master's
Yale University
Other

Education

Oberlin College (Music and Philosophy)

Yale University (Master's)

Yale University (Other)

About Ian

An experienced teacher and musician, I've been teaching students from ages 8-25 for the last ten years. Two years out of graduate school, I am enthusiastic and energetic about music and learning, and eager to share my knowledge with students! In teaching the piano or organ, I teach not only technical skills, but music theory (how music is constructed), music history, and other skills, but most importantly help each student to develop a sense of their musical self. Music, beyond being about technical proficiency, is about moving people, and expressing yourself. My teaching philosophy balances these needs.

I am a doctoral candidate in music (organ and piano) at Yale University, I earned my masters there in 2012. I have an excellent background in music history, ear training, and piano, having taught these subjects privately, and in school.

Contact me if you're interested in beginning the piano, are looking to improve your playing, knowledge of music history or theory, or if you're an experienced player looking for a new perspective.
An experienced teacher and musician, I've been teaching students from ages 8-25 for the last ten years. Two years out of graduate school, I am enthusiastic and energetic about music and learning, and eager to share my knowledge with students! In teaching the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Montclair, NJ 07042
In-person lessons
Music:
Ear Training,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ear Training

I have a bachelor's degree in organ (Oberlin College, minor in piano), and a master's degree and doctoral coursework in music at Yale University. I took courses in aural skills (ear training) in both college and graduate school. I am versed in solfege (both fixed and movable do).

Music History

I've taken a total of 10 semester long music history courses at the college and graduate school level (from Medieval music to 20th Century music), and my thesis at Yale was historical (late 19th c. French notions of the virtuoso).

Piano

I have a master's degree and doctoral coursework in music at Yale University. I've taught piano privately for 10 years, as well as to secondary students in both college and graduate school.

Oberlin College
Music and Philosophy
Yale University
Master's
Yale University
Other

Education

Oberlin College (Music and Philosophy)

Yale University (Master's)

Yale University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ian will travel within 25 miles of Montclair, NJ 07042.