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Ian K.

New York, NY

$45/hour

Fun, Qualified Piano and English Teacher

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University of Southern California
English

Education

University of Southern California (English)

About Ian

I majored in English and minored in Songwriting from the University of Southern California. During my time in college I tutored other students in English and essay writing, and accumulated a vast experience in the art of writing. In regards to music, I have been writing songs and playing in bands since I was ten years old and have over thirteen years' experience learning and playing the piano. I have taught freelance for the past three years with fantastic results, and I earned my degree in learning theory and the art of songwriting.

My method is simple: I teach the basics. The basics include the scales on the piano and the root chords. After that, I put the power in the hands of the student. This means that the student is free to choose what he or she wants to play, and I help him achieve that goal. Maintaining student engagement is the key to success, and I believe the student is most engaged when she is playing songs that interest her.

I look forward to creating wonderful working relationships with my students, as I believe the only way to work is in a comfortable, fun, and friendly environment.

I majored in English and minored in Songwriting from the University of Southern California. During my time in college I tutored other students in English and essay Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New York, NY 10014
Music:
Piano
English:
Reading,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

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Piano

In addition to taking piano lessons both inside and outside of school from ages 7-18, I also obtained a minor degree in songwriting from the University of Southern California. I practice at the very least an hour a day. I have taught before and I believe in letting the student take control and telling me what songs he/she wants to learn. By guiding them to perfecting a certain song, we learn the theory of piano and chord structure as we go.

Reading

I scored a near perfect Reading Comprehension mark on the SAT in high school. In college, I obtained a BA in English-Creative Writing. I tutored other college students, mostly in essay writing, and graduated with a major GPA of 3.5.

University of Southern California
English

Education

University of Southern California (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Ian will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10014.