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Tramane M.

Patient and Experienced Music Tutor

Patient and Experienced Music Tutor

$70/hour

  • 19 hours tutoring

  • Houston, TX 77083

About Tramane


Bio

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...

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.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Rate details: You will be assessed a No-show or Late Cancellation Fee that is EQUAL to the agreed hourly rate if less than 12 hours prior to the start of the scheduled session.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Houston, TX 77083
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/9/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Piano

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.

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Piano

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.

Music

Ear Training,

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,

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,

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,

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),

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.
Music Theory

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Piano

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and patient

My daughter is working on preparing for upcoming tryout. Tramane is very patient and he knows what he's doing. I could literally hear improvement in her piece!!

Kimberly, 5 lessons with Tramane

Great Tutor !!!

I play lead guitar and wanted to get to the next level in my playing. Further, I have known and worked with Tramane for several years. Thats the reason I chose him for improv lessons. He is professional, knowledgeable and patient. I have had 3 lessons and they have been great. If you need music lessons, I highly recommend Tramane. He is a great teacher.

Wayne, 5 lessons with Tramane
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$70/hour

Tramane M.

$70/hour

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