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Andrew S.

Brooklyn, NY

$50/hour

Music, Bass, Composition, Theory, Math, Science, Writing

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Arizona State University
Jazz Studies
The New England Conservatory of Music
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Jazz Studies)

The New England Conservatory of Music (Master's)

About Andrew

I recently moved to Brooklyn after finishing my master's degree in Boston. I have always felt a strong gravitation towards teaching and interacting with others. I teach in all aspects of music--theory, composition, ear training, and improvisation. I specialize on the bass (upright and electric) and I teach beginning guitar and piano. I also frequently tutor students in math, science, and writing.
I have a wide variety of teaching experience, running music clinics at festivals abroad, leading classes and ensembles, TA experience at two universities, and private one-on-one music instruction in my own studio. I was a fellow for a community music and education program that brought performances and presentations to underprivileged schools, homeless shelters, and nursing homes. I was the interim jazz bass teacher at Arizona State University for a year teaching students at an advanced level while maintaining my private studio of younger students, ages 3-17.
As an active performer, I have played regularly throughout the Phoenix, Boston, and New York City areas with a multitude of groups. My formal training has been in jazz but I frequently perform folk, rock, world music, avant garde, and classical music primarily on bass but also piano, saxophone, guitar. I enjoy exploring these various musical mediums as a way to learn more about human emotions, cultures, and history. I am most passionate about creating and performing my own compositions and I strive to inspire the same creative mindset in my students. This year, I was a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award/Grant.
My policy is that I offer my first lesson for free if you do not feel completely satisfied with it. I can travel to you but I also work out of my place in Brooklyn for a slightly discounted fee. I am also available for group lessons.

I look forward to meeting you and getting the chance to work with you!
I recently moved to Brooklyn after finishing my master's degree in Boston. I have always felt a strong gravitation towards teaching and interacting with others. I teach in all aspects of music--theory, composition, ear training, and improvisation. I specialize on the bass (upright and electric) and I teach beginning guitar and piano. I also Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Biology
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Spanish
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I have studied composition in class settings and private lessons for the last six years at Arizona State University and the New England Conservatory. I have traveled around the United States and abroad performing my own compositions with various ensembles. In February 2014 I won the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award/Grant. In 2011 I won the Faculty Choice category of the ASU Jazz Composition Competition.

Ear Training

Ear training has been a big part of my musical training that I've been receiving for the last 11 years. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate career I was required to take ear training classes. I managed to get straight A's in those classes too! I was a TA for and undergraduate course in harmony and ear training at the New England Conservatory.

General Music

I have been performing and teaching music for the last 10 years. I play jazz, classical, rock, folk, and more. I recently finished my masters at the New England Conservatory of Music in Music Performance. I play bass, guitar, piano, and saxophone.

Guitar

My first instrument was the bass guitar which I picked up 12 years ago. I have played in many different ensembles and in countless genres. I studied music performance at ASU and the New England Conservatory of music. Though my main instrument is bass (electric and upright) I am very comfortable on guitar and piano.

Music History

I have taken classical, rock, and jazz history courses at an undergraduate and graduate level. I typically teach classical history from the Norton History of Western Music and rock and jazz from various other sources. I like to teach history with a blend of listening and music theory in order to better understand the historical context.

Sight Singing

I took three years of sight singing throughout my undergraduate and masters career. I have been reading and performing music my whole life. I led ensembles and music classes for the last 5 years.

Arizona State University
Jazz Studies
The New England Conservatory of Music
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Jazz Studies)

The New England Conservatory of Music (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.