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Stephen P.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

Guitar, Music Theory and Writing/Literature

In-person lessons

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Boston University
Philosophy
Lewis and Clark Law School
J.D.

Education

Boston University (Philosophy)

Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D.)

About Stephen

Music and academia have been the two most positive and consistent forces in my life, and I get a huge kick from spreading that joy to others. I began playing music when I was 8, and enrolled at the North Carolina School of the Arts when I was 16 to study classical Double Bass performance, music theory and composition.

In college, I inherited a guitar and haven't looked back. I began performing as a guitarist in Brooklyn, NY in 2010 and actively play in Portland. I teach all styles to beginners and intermediate students, and looping techniques to more advanced students. Music has been such a joy in my life, and my main priority as a teacher is to ensure that students learn in a manner, style and pace that's enjoyable them.

I graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a Philosophy Degree, and completed Lewis and Clark Law School in May 2016. Needless to say, I've written a lot of academic papers (some of which were pretty good). Writing has been my strong suit throughout my academic career, and I can be an effective coach to others. In the 2014-2015 academic year, I was a Teaching Fellow in the Lewis and Clark Law School Academic Enhancement Program. This largely consisted of teaching writing techniques and providing feedback on student writing samples.
Music and academia have been the two most positive and consistent forces in my life, and I get a huge kick from spreading that joy to others. I began playing music when I was 8, and enrolled at the North Carolina School of the Arts when I was 16 to study classical Double Bass performance, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97202
In-person lessons
Music:
Guitar
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Writing

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Guitar

I have a diploma in music performance from the music conservatory at North Carolina School of the Arts. Here, I received classical training on sight-reading, music theory and performance techniques. Guitar became my primary instrument around 2009, and I have actively performed as a guitarist since 2010, and given lessons off and on since 2011. I teach music theory, and easy to play songs/pieces for beginning students to keep them engaged.

Writing

Writing was my greatest strength through college and law school. Due to my academic success in law school, I was offered a position as a Teaching Fellow in the Lewis and Clark Law School Academic Enhancement Program. As a Teaching Fellow, my primary focus was on legal writing techniques. I believe this experience will translate well to any student who needs help with writing.

Boston University
Philosophy
Lewis and Clark Law School
J.D.

Education

Boston University (Philosophy)

Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97202.