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Michael C.

Professional Musician, Vocalist, Tutor, Learning Coach and Encourager

Professional Musician, Vocalist, Tutor, Learning Coach and Encourager

$45/hour

  • 28 hours tutoring

About Michael


Bio

Experience:

Michael graduated with honors after studying theory, composition, popular music and voice as an undergraduate student at Chapman University and as a graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara. He produces studio recordings, arranges vocals for studio recording and performance, and performs vocally.

He provides tutoring in the computer applications of Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Finale, Digital Performer, and other similar software.

Michael's experience...

Experience:

Michael graduated with honors after studying theory, composition, popular music and voice as an undergraduate student at Chapman University and as a graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara. He produces studio recordings, arranges vocals for studio recording and performance, and performs vocally.

He provides tutoring in the computer applications of Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Finale, Digital Performer, and other similar software.

Michael's experience includes non-profit management, business accounting, administration, and teaching. He is the co-owner of CarlsonArts.

Currently, Michael is available to tutor students of all ages in many subjects, from music to math and English. He lives in the Beaverton area but is available to travel to nearby communities.

Teaching Methods:
I meet students "where they are" in their experience and interests, providing resources and tools to enhance their learning through self-motivation and building confidence. I research the best methodologies for presenting the subject matter of each lesson, and work to make sure the student's needs are met.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you about you or your student's tutoring needs.


Education

Chapman University
Music
Christian Theological Seminary
Masters
UCSB, California
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Silverton, OR 97381
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/13/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

Learn the basics of music composition, including musical forms, related key signatures, melodic construction and other important skills and techniques.
Theater

Theater

I have performed the male lead roles in many musical theater productions, including: Oklahoma, Damn Yankees, The King and I, Clue: The Musical, Godspell and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat. I have also performed as an actor on stage and am very experienced in public speaking and vocal coaching. I enjoy helping students find their voice.

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I've got years of experience in business and management at different levels, and know how to prepare and excel at taking tests. The knowledge is important, but a good test-taking strategy can also make the difference.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, including use of VBA macros, templates, and styles. Experienced at formatting technical documents such as multi-volume Environmental Impact Summaries and Environmental Impact Reports. Able to assimilate information quickly and apply to document formatting projects. Adept at working with teams providing documents in different styles to be standardized according to required specifications.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Learn the basics of vocal production with the goal of being heard by a crowd without amplification. Learn how to construct an effective persuasive speech, and how to deliver it confidently and competently.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have used Quickbooks accounting software as the primary accountant and bookkeeper for a retail store for over a year. In the past, I have used Quicken for personal finances for many years, and other accounting software with business clients. Recently, I have become conversant with accounting "in the cloud" using Quickbooks Online. I can provide training in basic accounting, bookkeeping, and using Quickbooks for specific tasks.
Financial Accounting, GRE, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, including use of VBA macros, templates, and styles. Experienced at formatting technical documents such as multi-volume Environmental Impact Summaries and Environmental Impact Reports. Able to assimilate information quickly and apply to document formatting projects. Adept at working with teams providing documents in different styles to be standardized according to required specifications.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have used Quickbooks accounting software as the primary accountant and bookkeeper for a retail store for over a year. In the past, I have used Quicken for personal finances for many years, and other accounting software with business clients. Recently, I have become conversant with accounting "in the cloud" using Quickbooks Online. I can provide training in basic accounting, bookkeeping, and using Quickbooks for specific tasks.
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

I've got years of experience in business and management at different levels, and know how to prepare and excel at taking tests. The knowledge is important, but a good test-taking strategy can also make the difference.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, including use of VBA macros, templates, and styles. Experienced at formatting technical documents such as multi-volume Environmental Impact Summaries and Environmental Impact Reports. Able to assimilate information quickly and apply to document formatting projects. Adept at working with teams providing documents in different styles to be standardized according to required specifications.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Learn the basics of vocal production with the goal of being heard by a crowd without amplification. Learn how to construct an effective persuasive speech, and how to deliver it confidently and competently.
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are extremely important for academic success. As a student, I maintained a 4.0+ average throughout High School, and over 3.9 average in college and graduate school. Mastering the information was important, but being organized and managing time effectively even more important. I've got experience tutoring people of all ages on many subjects, and look forward to working on these skills with motivated individuals.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Learn the basics of vocal production with the goal of being heard by a crowd without amplification. Learn how to construct an effective persuasive speech, and how to deliver it confidently and competently.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I am an ordained minister with a Masters degree which required extensive biblical study.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am ready to help with your tutoring needs in Algebra, and can help you find resources online to continue your tutoring independently.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Let's work together to improve your score on the SAT, to help you get into the school of your choice.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are extremely important for academic success. As a student, I maintained a 4.0+ average throughout High School, and over 3.9 average in college and graduate school. Mastering the information was important, but being organized and managing time effectively even more important. I've got experience tutoring people of all ages on many subjects, and look forward to working on these skills with motivated individuals.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am ready to help with your tutoring needs in Algebra, and can help you find resources online to continue your tutoring independently.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Let's work together to improve your score on the SAT, to help you get into the school of your choice.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am ready to help with your tutoring needs in Algebra, and can help you find resources online to continue your tutoring independently.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are extremely important for academic success. As a student, I maintained a 4.0+ average throughout High School, and over 3.9 average in college and graduate school. Mastering the information was important, but being organized and managing time effectively even more important. I've got experience tutoring people of all ages on many subjects, and look forward to working on these skills with motivated individuals.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

Learn the basics of music composition, including musical forms, related key signatures, melodic construction and other important skills and techniques.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

Learn to recognize chords, intervals and scales by ear, as a step towards learning to transcribe music and play by ear on your instrument of choice.
General Music,

General Music

For years I have directed choirs, produced music, written and arranged, and taught students music theory and vocal lessons. I have a bachelors degree in music and completed some graduate study. I have tutored students privately, and taught music theory at the college level. I enjoy sharing music and helping others to improve their performance and understand of music in many styles.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

Learn the basics of song writing, including form, writing a chorus with a "hook", developing a theme, choosing keys and harmonizations, melody construction, and writing great lyrics.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

Improve your breath control, tone, intonation, and musicality with professional voice instruction and coaching. This trained instructor has 30 years of experience as a performer and voice teacher/coach in classical, musical theater, jazz, and popular styles. Bring a song to work on and we will start with that, and move on to exercises and other songs that can help you improve your voice.
Music Theory

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am an ordained minister with a Masters degree which required extensive biblical study.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are extremely important for academic success. As a student, I maintained a 4.0+ average throughout High School, and over 3.9 average in college and graduate school. Mastering the information was important, but being organized and managing time effectively even more important. I've got experience tutoring people of all ages on many subjects, and look forward to working on these skills with motivated individuals.

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Good study skills are extremely important for academic success. As a student, I maintained a 4.0+ average throughout High School, and over 3.9 average in college and graduate school. Mastering the information was important, but being organized and managing time effectively even more important. I've got experience tutoring people of all ages on many subjects, and look forward to working on these skills with motivated individuals.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am ready to help with your tutoring needs in Algebra, and can help you find resources online to continue your tutoring independently.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Let's work together to improve your score on the SAT, to help you get into the school of your choice.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Good study skills are extremely important for academic success. As a student, I maintained a 4.0+ average throughout High School, and over 3.9 average in college and graduate school. Mastering the information was important, but being organized and managing time effectively even more important. I've got experience tutoring people of all ages on many subjects, and look forward to working on these skills with motivated individuals.
GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

I've got years of experience in business and management at different levels, and know how to prepare and excel at taking tests. The knowledge is important, but a good test-taking strategy can also make the difference.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Let's work together to improve your score on the SAT, to help you get into the school of your choice.
ACT English, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Encouraging

Voice lessons no previous experience. Michael put me at ease and provided a very positive experience with just the right mix of correcting and encouraging. Will continue.

Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Michael

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