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Eva W.

Bronx, NY

$50/hour

Lincoln Center Performed Composer

Background check passed as of 2/14/13
4.9 average from 49 ratings
Great teacher
— Jasmine, Bronx, NY on 10/24/14

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Barnard College, Columbia University
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's
C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College
Master's

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College (Master's)

About Eva

I am a commissioned composer of complex, atonal music. My works have been performed at Lincoln Center as well as at colleges, universities, conferences and music festivals in the US and Canada.

I have eleven years of teaching experience. I am experienced in teaching sight-singing, ear-training, music theory, composition, and piano. I have enormous patience and truly enjoy teaching.

I am also a harpsichordist. I studied and performed at the Amherst Early Music Festival's Baroque Academy for several years. I was originally trained as a pianist at The Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School.
I am a commissioned composer of complex, atonal music. My works have been performed at Lincoln Center as well as at colleges, universities, conferences and music festivals in the US and Canada.

I have eleven years of teaching experience. I am experienced in teaching sight-
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Bronx, NY 10463
Background Check: Passed

"Great teacher"

- Jasmine, Bronx, NY on 10/24/14

"Patient and great with kids."

- Evelyn, Yonkers, NY on 2/17/16

"Eva is a very Knowledgeable, very patient, very friendly tutor!"

- Carla, Bronx, NY on 6/18/15

"Patient, flexible and skilled pianist! A+"

- Ezra, New York, NY on 6/27/13

"Right on Target!"

- J, Bronx, NY on 3/17/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I taught music composition in the Conservatory program of the CPSM (Center for Preparatory Studies in Music) of Queens College/CUNY.
My approach to teaching composition is to provide a foundation so that students can express their musical ideas in any style. I start with simple exercises. I believe that one should never impose a musical style on a student.

Ear Training

I studied ear-training intensively at the Juilliard Pre-College Division for several years. When I entered college at Barnard College/Columbia University, I was given advanced placement in the subject area.

I taught Ear-Training at the CPSM Program of Queens College/CUNY for several years with great success. I also taught ear-training skills in the Sight-Singing Program in the NY City Public Schools with excellent results.

ESL/ESOL

I have always been a natural for teaching ESL. Even when I was in Elementary School, my sixth grade teacher requested that I tutor a fellow classmate newly arrived from Cuba. I loved helping her and she improved! I even wrote her a song!

I always assist my fiends for whom English is their second language. For example, I often help my Japanese colleague prepare materials for publication and also help her with her English pronunciation and grammar. I also coached a Japanese TV star for the performance of an opera, her first performance in English!

French

I hold a NY State Teacher's Certificate in French (K-12).

I studied French intensively at university.
My major was French Culture. I studied both Medieval and modern French and wrote my Senior Thesis in French.

General Music

I define general music as all of the rudiments of music: understanding of meter, tempo, register, the meaning of the musical staff, clefs, and musical styles.

I am a professional composer and harpsichordist. I hold two master's degrees in music: one in music composition and the other is music education.

I have taught the rudiments of music to students in grades K-6 and also more advanced musical analysis to students in grades 3-12, including students with special needs. I have also worked with adults.

Music History

I hold a NY State Teacher's Certificate in Music.

I have a very broad knowledge of music history. I studied music history as an undergraduate and in a post-secondary environment. As a graduate student, I studied music history.

Music Theory

I taught music theory for three years to both elementary school and high school students in the CPSM Program of Queens College/CUNY. I have also taught music theory to adults.

Piano

I have taught piano to students of all ages and levels, including adults. I also taught piano four hands at the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music in the Musicianship Program at Queens College/CUNY.

I was a piano major for many years as a student at the Juilliard Pre-College Division.

When I was teaching in the NYC Public Schools, I was the pianist for innumerable school shows. Some were held at Herbert H. Lehman College at Lehman Center. In addition, I have performed some of my own compositions for piano.

Reading

As a teacher in the NYC Public Elementary Schools, I was required to get certified in the teaching of reading. I did an independent study course and was granted the required 6 credits in the teaching of reading. I have NYC Certification in this subject.

Sight Singing

I established a sight-singing program for NYC Public School students in the fourth and fifth grade and served as a judge for the "Sight Singing Celebration" which was the culmination of the program. I taught the subject for three years.

I also taught sight-singing for an additional three years in the CPSM Program of Queens College/CUNY.

I use Kodaly hand signals in my teaching of this subject.

Barnard College, Columbia University
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's
C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College
Master's

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College (Master's)

Great teacher — Eva is wonderful with kids. She is very patient, and she knows how to keep them interested and focused. My kid learned so much in just a few classes! Very professional and dedicated. Highly recommended. ...

— Jasmine, Bronx, NY on 10/24/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eva will travel within 6 miles of Bronx, NY 10463.