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Tramane M.

Houston, TX

$60/hour

Patient and Experienced Music Tutor

5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/9/16
4.9 average from 8 ratings
Great teacher and tutur
— Charmayne, Richmond, TX on 11/1/16

$60/Hour


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About Tramane

Are you searching for a piano or voice tutor? Well, you can search no further. I tutor many students daily, and they have become very successful singers and musicians. I do offer sessions online via webcam and also in-person in the Houston and surrounding areas.

I have 35 years of experience as a pianist and Singer, and professional experience as a music director for several local churches. I have 20 plus years of teaching experience in this field.

My teaching style fits students of all levels and ages. I like to make sure the student understands the lesson that I am teaching and allow the student to be creative while learning. While teaching, I create an environment for learning by providing scenarios that could allow the student to solve a musical problem on their own. For example, I would compose a music piece on manuscript paper and challenge the student find the written error. It might be an incorrect time signature, key signature, missing rest, etc.

As musicians, we are used to depending on our ears to hear what is going on in a piece of music. But many times when studying music theory, we need to depend on our eyes instead, on our ability to “see” what is going on “on the page.” This skill of seeing is often underdeveloped, since it is often easier to let our ears do the work. I help students to understand how important it is to know music theory and how to apply it.

By improving our ability to observe and understand what is on the page, we can greatly improve our skills in music theory and analysis. Once the visual understanding and aural skills are more closely matched, music theory does not usually seem so intimidating and frustrating.

When working on music theory homework, listening to a lecture in a music classroom, or taking a test on theory or and analysis, you may not be able to go to a piano to play a passage so that your ears can assist you.

Or perhaps your piano skills are not up to the necessary level to play the passage in question. Or maybe no recording exists of the piece you wish to study or analyze. While studying music, you may have experienced all these problems at one time or another. This is why it is essential to develop your skills at visual musical analysis.

I pay close attention to the fundamentals of music especially throughout the early lessons. These include reading notes, measuring tempo and rhythm, sight reading, hand positioning, posture, and technique. For example, we discuss if a time signature is 4/4, what does it mean? Their answer should be the top 4 tells us the amount of beats each measure will receive and the bottom 4 tell us that each quarter note will get one beat.

I believe in positive reinforcement for all my students. Building a kind and friendly atmosphere is paramount for encouraging students, especially children, to continue pursuing music. Everyone I believe has hidden music potential, and I believe the key to unlocking this is through inspiration. Music is a grand adventure of excitement and discovery for everyone.
Are you searching for a piano or voice tutor? Well, you can search no further. I tutor many students daily, and they have become very successful singers and musicians. I do offer sessions online via webcam and also in-person in the Houston and surrounding areas.

I have 35 years of experience as a pianist and Singer, and professional
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

My base rate is broken down to be $1.16 per minute. I also offer special rates for multiple hour lessons and group rates. Contact me for more information.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Houston, TX 77083
Background Check: Passed

"Great teacher and tutur"

- Charmayne, Richmond, TX on 11/1/16
Tramane replied on 11/2/2016

Awesome! I'm so proud of him!

"Great Tutor !!!"

- Wayne, Rosenberg, TX on 10/25/16
Tramane replied on 10/31/2016

Thanks so much!!

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Ear Training

I am qualified to teach Ear Training because of 35 year experience as a pianist and Singer. Also, my professional experience as a music director for several local churches. I have 20 plus years of teaching experience in this field. In each session you will become more knowledgeable of how to use your ears to play an instrument or even sing. It is important that all musicians and singers develop their ears to be creative in their craft. Without proper ear training, it could lead to intonation and accuracy issues in the future that will be devastating.

General Music

I am qualified to teach General Music because of 35 year experience as a pianist and Singer. Also, my professional experience as a music director for several local churches. I have 20 plus years of teaching experience in this field.

Piano

I am qualified to teach piano because of my 35 years of experience as a pianist and private piano instructor. I have also taught piano classes in the public school system. I taught various styles from classical, jazz, gospel, blues, etc. I love to teach from the Bastien Piano Basic curriculum fro the young beginner piano student. And, for adults, I use the Alfred Piano Course curriculum. I provide supplemental material to reinforce what we are currently working on at the moment. Most of all, I encouragement my student to be creative while learning how to play the piano.

Songwriting

I am qualified to teach Songwriting because of 35 year experience as a pianist, Singer, and artist. Also, my professional experience as a music director for several local churches. I have 20 plus years of teaching experience in this field. I have recorded with several bands and solo artists locally and nationally. Songwriters will walk away from each session learning new and easy methods to help them become successful writer for years to come. The student will learn song format 101 and how you to create songs that will be a hit will dynamic instrumental and vocal arrangements.

Voice (Music)

I am qualified to teach voice because of 35 year experience as a singer. Also, my professional experience as a choir director for several local churches. I have 20 plus years of teaching experience in this field. have also taught voice classes in the public school system. I taught various styles from classical, jazz, gospel, blues, etc. I provide supplemental material to reinforce what we are currently working on at the moment. Most of all, I encouragement my student to be creative while they sing.

Great teacher and tutur

My son has been studying piano with Tramane now for almost a year. My son has by far exceeded my expectations. Tramane is very patient and works very well with my soon. He keeps my son's attention and teaches in a way that is easy for my son to understand and retain the information. He is also very affordable. I would highly recommend him! I may even take up lessons myself:)

— Charmayne, Richmond, TX on 11/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

My base rate is broken down to be $1.16 per minute. I also offer special rates for multiple hour lessons and group rates. Contact me for more information.

Travel policy

Tramane will travel within 40 miles of Houston, TX 77083.