Union University (Music)
Yale University (PhD)
My love for teaching has led me to positions at universities and a high school, as well as private teaching and coaching of music students. As a summa cum laude graduate of my undergraduate college class, I went on to earn three graduate degrees (including my doctorate) at Yale -- so I'm well acquainted with hard work and what it takes to succeed in our field. I enjoy working with people who have a desire to succeed as well, especially those who have the courage to seek out additional tutoring or mentoring along the way.
I've enjoyed teaching both in the classroom setting and individual tutoring, along with ensemble work, for over 24 years. For me, teaching music has been not only a career but a deeply rewarding and enjoyable calling.
To me, tutoring is all about your needs. We'll promptly identify just what needs work, whether it's understanding some particular element in music theory or a procedure for understanding the context of music history, or how to write species counterpoint, or just why Beethoven's music influenced so many others. I have performed throughout the US, Europe and the Caribbean, and still find joy every day in teaching and making music.
I hold myself to a very high standard, and seek frequent feedback. Tutoring is not about the teaching, it's about the learning. My only job is to help you. I look forward to hearing from you and to provide the support, insight and technique to help you achieve your very best. My love for teaching has led me to positions at universities and a high school, as well as private teaching and coaching of music students. As a summa cum laude graduate of my undergraduate college class, I went on to earn three graduate degrees (including my doctorate) at Yale -- so I'm well acquainted with hard work and what it takes to succeed
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I studied Music History extensively while earning my 4 music degrees, including a doctorate (DMA) from Yale University. I earned A's in all of these classes. I have also taught Music History at the college level, at Lipscomb University in Nashville.
Hello, my qualifications for Music Theory include not only the complete music theory sequence at Yale School of Music through the doctors level (all A's in Theory) but I've also taught AP Music Theory at Moorhead High School and privately tutored Theory to college students at Concordia College, North Dakota State University, and Belmont University.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Organ Performance, which included piano performance. I also have the MM, MMA, and DMA degrees from Yale as a conductor, which included significant piano study. I have worked as a professional musician and accompanist for over 25 years in Chicago, Minnesota and Nashville and have taught at both collegiate and secondary levels.