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Michael B.

Giving curiosity direction

Giving curiosity direction

$50/hour

  • 1,050 hours tutoring

About Michael


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Starting something new or figuring out how to take it to the next level can be difficult to identify. I have been teaching since I was 16 to children in Elementary school, later in college I worked as a museum guide to educate people and help them make their own ideas of contemporary art, and lastly I became a tutor for Berklee College of Music, aiding students with software and hardware solutions. There is always a way to learn something and make it fun, otherwise, it won't stick as well! I...

Starting something new or figuring out how to take it to the next level can be difficult to identify. I have been teaching since I was 16 to children in Elementary school, later in college I worked as a museum guide to educate people and help them make their own ideas of contemporary art, and lastly I became a tutor for Berklee College of Music, aiding students with software and hardware solutions. There is always a way to learn something and make it fun, otherwise, it won't stick as well! I am here to help you find that. Fun in learning!

I am a native English speaker, raised by an American mother, and attended a British High School. My English is as varied as it can get, which gives me large versatility with my speech. I received IGCSE and IB for Language and Literature in English. I have a degree in Music Production from Berklee College of Music.

¡Soy un parlante nativo! I lived in Mexico City for 18 years and was raised by a Mexican father. I have received IGCSE and IB certificates for Language and Literature in Spanish.

A little about me: I am a Mexican/American raised in Mexico City, Mexico, where I attended a British International School and later moved to the United States to pursue my musical dreams. From a young age, I was exposed to so much of the world, that it became my school. I find interest mostly in people and their experiences and it helps me understand everything around us. I'd love to get to know you, talk about our passions and curiosities. I will adjust my schedule so that we can work together!


Education

Berklee College of Music
Music Production

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: My group rates are at x1.5 my usual lesson rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/19/2020

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

After four amazing years of being trained by some of the most respected global musicians, I have learned to compose music in a variety of styles of contemporary genres. To name a few; Salsa, Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, and Art Music. I can write Big Band arrangements, orchestral scores, and Vocal and Acapella. Where would you like to take your composition to the next level?

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

Music Production is a loose term that defines many roles. After completing a Bachelors at Berklee College of Music, in Contemporary Writing & Production, I am prepared to help you take your Production to the next level. I am trained in Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 12, and Ableton 9. I can write arrangements for Small Ensembles, all the way to Acappella groups, Big Bands, and Orchestras. Some of my training to become the most versatile Producer I can be involved: writing, arranging, audio engineering, sound design, conducting and software management.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Spanish

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English, Grammar, TOEFL, Writing

Homeschool

Piano,

Piano

I have spent a lot of time before a piano training my musicianship. Albeit at Berklee, in high school and still today as a writer. I can instruct beginner levels and leading up to intermediate players.
English, Spanish, Writing

Language

Spanish, TOEFL

Most Popular

Piano,

Piano

I have spent a lot of time before a piano training my musicianship. Albeit at Berklee, in high school and still today as a writer. I can instruct beginner levels and leading up to intermediate players.
English, Spanish, Writing

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

After four amazing years of being trained by some of the most respected global musicians, I have learned to compose music in a variety of styles of contemporary genres. To name a few; Salsa, Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, and Art Music. I can write Big Band arrangements, orchestral scores, and Vocal and Acapella. Where would you like to take your composition to the next level?
Ear Training,

Ear Training

After a highly competitive music education at Berklee College of Music, I have trained and studied how to transcribe tonal and modal music. I have dedicated a lot of time Ear Training for rhythms, harmony, harmonic structures, and melodies.
General Music,

General Music

Before my Bachelors of Music, I received a certificate for Music in the IGCSEs and the IB programs. These two programs gave me extensive knowledge of Music History and Music around the world, training my ear for textures, instrumentations and form. Once at Berklee I was able to use the knowledge I exercised there to connect the theoretical elements that defined periods of music and practiced them through composition.
Guitar,

Guitar

I was accepted to Berklee College of Music for guitar principal. This was possible due to my background of having played guitar since I was 13 years old. I would travel the world through music. I played folk and saw the US, I played Bossa Nova and went to Brazil, I played flamenco and went to Spain. In college I was educated in Jazz Guitar which opened my panorama even further.
Music Production,

Music Production

Music Production is a loose term that defines many roles. After completing a Bachelors at Berklee College of Music, in Contemporary Writing & Production, I am prepared to help you take your Production to the next level. I am trained in Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 12, and Ableton 9. I can write arrangements for Small Ensembles, all the way to Acappella groups, Big Bands, and Orchestras. Some of my training to become the most versatile Producer I can be involved: writing, arranging, audio engineering, sound design, conducting and software management.
Piano,

Piano

I have spent a lot of time before a piano training my musicianship. Albeit at Berklee, in high school and still today as a writer. I can instruct beginner levels and leading up to intermediate players.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

Songwriting has limitless expression. There is so much to be said in a lyrical poem, and a lot of direction with melodies and harmony. After 10 years of experience as a Songwriter and a degree from Berklee College of Music in Songwriting, I have all the tools of expression under my belt to create the best rhythms, harmony, melody and lyrics to compliment what I desire to express. This is what I have to offer you, limitless expression.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano,

Piano

I have spent a lot of time before a piano training my musicianship. Albeit at Berklee, in high school and still today as a writer. I can instruct beginner levels and leading up to intermediate players.
Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Extremely knowledgeable and patient

Michael not only knows everything I could possibly need to know about Logic Pro, as well as the the new music sounds plug-in I bought, but also he's savvy in Sibelius, and a composer himself, which is the perfect combination for me! Along with that, he's really patient and kind, and is great at explaining things and breaking things down. I highly recommend!!

Jennifer, 10 lessons with Michael

Great Lesson!

We went over rhythm and melody during my first lesson. Michael was able to break down great songs into simple and digestible concepts for me and I always love when people can do that. He is so laid back and made it very easy for me to feel comfortable. It is also very obvious that he knows what he is talking about. I am really looking forward to out next lesson, I haven’t been excited about music like this in a long time!

Kuntal, 7 lessons with Michael

Michael is awesome!

My daughter and I had so much fun and learned a whole lot for our first go round! Michael was patient and very descriptive! We can’t wait for next week!

Corinne, 2 lessons with Michael

very patience teacher and also knowledgeable! humble as well !

We did Hanon 1-6 , and #50 before we proceed to " spring from the four season" by Vivaldi and " "Minuet" by Bach! I'm enjoying every class with him and I'm glad to have him as my teacher ! I learned to have a better listening skill and play better now.

Shiehern, 10 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable & Patience Tutor!

Today is my first time doing online piano lesson. Michael is very experience and patient. We learned to play Hanon 1,2, and 3 and he noticed my hand location and able to point that out. We also played Czerny no. 1 and he noticed about octavas which I totally forget ( I played piano from age 9-15) and stopped to focus on academic studies. I glad I found Michael and looking forward for our next class. My 32 months daughter decided to join us in class and Michael being very patience in teaching me.

Shiehern, 10 lessons with Michael

Wonderful and organized class

Loved my first lesson with Michael! I especially appreciated how organized the lesson was and learning some things I didn’t expect (brief history of the guitar- ancestor of the lute!) very engaging and I’m excited to continue learning with him! The notes in the google document are a great tool for practicing. He asked a series of questions to get clear on my goals and the lesson was very conscious of that. 10/10!

Sky, 12 lessons with Michael

Friendly, patient, and organized teacher

My first guitar lesson with Michael went very well. He was welcoming and friendly, had a very organized lesson plan, and was very passionate about teaching. I look forward to future lessons with him.

Albert, 6 lessons with Michael

Michael is fun and adaptable

Michael is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to music production which is exactly what I was hoping for going into these lessons. He has an established and consistent process/lesson plan and is also happy to answer questions outside the topic or lesson for the day, which is very useful to me as a musician trying to learn a lot of different aspects of the industry. Very resourceful and friendly and kind. Very happy I was able to connect with him as a teacher.

Amanda, 12 lessons with Michael

Great tutor

Great lesson! Kids were motivated and engaged. Michael‘s lessons are well structured and interesting for my kids. He uses different media to make the lesson lively.

Silvia, 9 lessons with Michael

Great Guy, very personable

I Just started lessons, but he's a great guy, very personable, and knowledgeable. The tools he's shown me to improve my songwriting so far are very useful. I look forward to continuing lessons.

Chris , 13 lessons with Michael
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$50/hour

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Response time: 10 hours