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Robert W.

Philadelphia, PA

$70/hour

Composition, Theory, Production, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Mandolin

$70/Hour


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University of the Arts
Music Composition

Education

University of the Arts (Music Composition)

About Robert

I am a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and University of the Arts graduate. I got my degree in Music Composition with a minor in Philosophy/Religion. Having studied guitar and piano as my main instruments for many years now, I feel that, combined with my studies in composition, recording, mixing, and mastering, I have come to a very well rounded perspective of music. I take in all of the knowledge I have gained in all areas to influence and inform whatever role I happen to be filling at that particular moment. Whether I am learning a new jazz tune on guitar, learning a classical prelude on piano, arranging and recording a pop song, or working on and recording my own compositions, I take everything I have learned as a helpful voice to guide me through any musical endeavor. This leads me to producing work with depth and maturity, and arms me well as a teacher with a wholesome perspective on my art. My studies in Philosophy and Religion as well certainly aid me in further understanding my art, but they also have helped me in crafting my skill as a teacher immensely. Engaging in a tradition that focuses on the understanding of the mind and its relationship to the world around it has lead me to putting a lot of thought into how I would go about relaying what can sometimes be very confusing concepts in music. I am confident that I can guide most toward a very fulfilling relationship study with music.

I started teaching at The University of the Arts while I was still attending. I tutored in all core music classes like Music Theory, Piano Class, Ear Training, Guitar, and I also tutored in several technology-related classes like Protools, Logic Pro X, Sibelius, and general music production. Those students were my peers at the time, so ages 18-22. Once I felt more confident in my abilities as a teacher, I started to pursue finding students outside of the school to teach privately, and I have enjoyed teaching students from ages 10-22 in Piano and Guitar.

I specialize in a handful of different aspects of music. I can teach Music Composition/Theory, Music Production, Ear Training, Jazz Guitar, and Jazz or Classical Piano. I can teach any age and any skill level, but I really thrive as a teacher when working with someone who already has some experience under their belt and wants to get to the next level of musicianship.

I look forward to meeting you, and helping you pursue a fulfilling musical life!
I am a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and University of the Arts graduate. I got my degree in Music Composition with a minor in Philosophy/Religion. Having studied guitar and piano as my main instruments for many years now, I feel that, combined with my studies in composition, recording, mixing, and mastering, I have come to a very well rounded Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19146
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training, General Music, Guitar,
Music Production,
Music Theory,
Piano,
Sight Singing, Songwriting

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Composition (Music)

Music composition was the focus of my studies at the University of the Arts. I have written in a plethora of different idioms. Anything from horn arrangements for big band charts to a multi-movement atonal suite for an unconventional chamber ensemble to mixing synthesizers and samples for modern electronic music production. I've written in just about any medium you could think of, and I can help you refine the skill of music composition.

Guitar

I originally entered the University of the Arts as a Guitar major. After a semester I decided composition was the avenue I wanted to pursue because I felt I had all I needed to take my guitar education relatively in my hands and outside of an educational institution. However, I did continue to take non-major lessons with the Guitar faculty in the following semesters.

Music Production

I started doing my own Music Production while studying at the University of the Arts. I discovered the incredible fun of synthesizers when I got my computer to go into college, and it was only a matter of time when that avenue led to me wanting to produce everything myself. From there I taught myself a lot, and also brought my productions to my private teachers who would continually give me advice and help me improve. I would write a piece for my private lessons, produce the mix/master, and then bring it to my teacher and see where I can improve. I have produced the music of plenty of my friends over the past five years, and just as I have helped them bring their pieces to life, I can teach you the tricks to breathing the life into your productions!

Music Theory

I took great interest in Theory in high school, and my excitement toward it only amplified as I gained more knowledge through my Music Theory and Jazz Theory classes at University of the Arts. Theory is like the scientific side of music; it gives us insight into why we feel attachments to certain musical entities. For this reason, I analyze pieces all of the time, from simple transcriptions of solos to full-fledged harmonic and motivic analyses of complex classical pieces. I have a great passion for Music Theory, and I would love to have the opportunity to share my affinity with someone who is looking to expand their understanding.

Piano

I started playing piano at the age of 8. It was my first instrument. I took classical piano and jazz piano classes in college, and have been challenging myself to widen my jazz vocabulary and deepen my classical understanding on the piano ever since.

University of the Arts
Music Composition

Education

University of the Arts (Music Composition)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19146.