New York University (Music Education)
Hello students and parents! I'm a musician living in Brooklyn finishing a degree in music education at NYU. I have a background in classical and jazz voice, music theory, and composition. I have worked with students of all ages in a wide variety of classroom and non-classroom settings. I'm very laid-back, but I'm also a passionate and engaging teacher. I'd love to work hard with motivated students who would like to increase their musicianship on a holistic level. This means that even if you're studying voice, we'll work on theory and composition, and vice versa. I believe that music should be approached from all angles, no matter what type of skill you're trying to develop.
Singers: I can work with pop, musical theatre, and classical singers, or a mixture. All styles of lessons will be informed by voice science and pedagogy so that you can learn to use your voice efficiently and healthfully. Healthy singing will allow you to enjoy your instrument throughout your entire life. For those interested in studying popular music, lessons will include a significant amount of composition and discussion to help you find your personal voice.
Composers: I have a background in choral composition, arranging, and songwriting. Songwriters will work on lyrics, instrumentals, and arrangements as well as gain insight into the recording process and performance skills. Choral composers will begin by arranging or setting existing texts depending on the level of the student. An arranging lesson might be ideal for a high school student in an a cappella group looking to write an arrangement for a pop tune, or someone with an interest in choral direction. All composition students will study a great deal of history to inform their work.
Theory and Aural Comprehension: From basic to advanced theory students, I can help you look at theory as an integral part of knowing and enjoying music. I will help you take the "dry" theory and transform it into something that informs your choices as a musician and makes you more excited about your craft.
Music History: My style of understanding and teaching history is to create a narrative and a timeline that reaches into the cultural circumstances informing the music. Let's find the great stories of music history.
I also have a background in yoga and am an avid reader and writer. I'm sure I would connect well with students with similar interests and be able to bring these strengths into our sessions.
If you decide to reach out to me about tutoring, please be specific about your goals. That way we can get started quickly and I can gear our sessions towards your interests and needs. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, or if there's something that you're looking for that I haven't mentioned. I may be able to make a referral. Hello students and parents! I'm a musician living in Brooklyn finishing a degree in music education at NYU. I have a background in classical and jazz voice, music theory, and composition. I have worked with students of all ages in a wide variety of classroom and non-classroom settings. I'm very laid-back, but I'm also a passionate and engaging
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