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Michael B.

Giving curiosity direction

Giving curiosity direction

$50/hour

  • 745 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

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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

very knowledgeable and patient

Michael is an awesome teacher, I got super comfortable with the guitar really quick and I’m always excited for the next lessons. 10/10 would recommend.

Christina, 10 lessons with Michael

Knowledgable, flexible, and skilled teacher

Michael was fantastic at assessing my level and coming up with curriculum ideas tailored uniquely to me. He's very knowledgeable and I'm looking forward to more lessons.

Ethan, 4 lessons with Michael

Supportive and Inspiring

Every lesson I have had with Michael has been enlightening and exciting. I continue to learn new things and ideas that Michael shares every lesson. His ability to connect on a personal level and relate my lessons to real world applications has been immensely helpful and rewarding. I look forward to many more opportunities to learn music production from Michael. He is an excellent and great teacher. I highly recommend him to any aspiring music producer or anyone interested in Logic Pro X.

Aghaku, 34 lessons with Michael

amazing teacher, super helpful

Michael is patient and reassuring while at the same time proactive about my learning. Great guy. It’s been about two months with Michael and I’ve already noticed a great increase in my musicality

Juan Carlos, 38 lessons with Michael

Knowledgeable, patient and structured.

Michael keeps me focused on building a foundation of skills and understanding. I want to do everything at once. He keeps me on track. I think it helps that he's used to working with kids. Highly recommend.

Richard, 20 lessons with Michael

Patient and fun

Michael has a way with kids. Teaching piano to kids as is needs patience and doing that online is much tougher but Michael does that effortlessly. My 6 year old is engaged during her lessons and has fun, that makes a difference!

Deepa, 30 lessons with Michael
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$50/hour

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Michael B.

$50/hour

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Contact Michael

Response time: 12 hours