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Bradyn C.

Violin, Piano, and Music Theory Teacher

Violin, Piano, and Music Theory Teacher

$55/hour

  • 217 hours tutoring

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I am a musician based in Boydton, Virginia. I teach violin, piano, music theory, and general music. I have been involved with music most of my life, starting with the piano and eventually adding the violin. I have studied under a number of violin and piano teachers with varied teaching methods and have come to realize how valuable one-on-one instruction is for a student's development.

My teaching centers around using and adapting traditional methods of teaching for each individual student. I...

I am a musician based in Boydton, Virginia. I teach violin, piano, music theory, and general music. I have been involved with music most of my life, starting with the piano and eventually adding the violin. I have studied under a number of violin and piano teachers with varied teaching methods and have come to realize how valuable one-on-one instruction is for a student's development.

My teaching centers around using and adapting traditional methods of teaching for each individual student. I also employ the use of various etude and exercise books and adapt them depending on the students needs. I also focus heavily on practice methods, and achieving goals with specific practicing techniques.

I hold a BA in Music from Thomas Edison and a Music Theory & Counterpoint Specialist Certificate from Berklee College of Music. I have 10+ years of experience playing music and have had the opportunity to teach in multiple settings, including one-on-one private lessons, group lessons, orchestral coaching, chamber music coaching, and teaching general music in a school setting.


Education

Thomas Edison State University
BA in Music

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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have been composing and arranging in various styles for most of my life as a musician. I started to more seriously pursue composition around my first year as a music student in college. I took lessons in composition from my piano teacher Tom Mann, and ran ideas by him and received feedback on style, form, melody, etc. During my second and third years in college, I studied under the composer Ben Newhouse - a film and concert composer who teaches at Berklee School of Music. This period of studying was the most important amongst all the various experiences I had in writing music. I learned about film and classical music in a very hands-on way, and had to churn out small pieces and film cues weekly and then receive feedback on their effectiveness. I expanded my harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic vocabulary a great deal and gained a much greater level of musical fluency. I now currently study composition privately, incorporate it into my teaching, and write music for commercial production.

History

Music History

Music History

I have been studying music history since my early days starting out as a music student. Reading and hearing about the stories behind the composers and performers behind the music I played was always of interest to me, and that curiosity pushed me to study music history a great deal. When I began my music studies in college, my first class was in the history of western music. I ended up studying music history in college a great deal and my professors ensured that I understood what I studied in a thorough and useful manner. I continue my studies in music history privately, and also continue to receive in-depth education about the history of music from my mentors such as Dr. John Turner - an expert in the history of Scottish Baroque music.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have studied piano throughout my life under a number of various teachers. The bulk of my instruction took place in my teenage years under the tutelage of Tom Mann, a piano teacher based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Under him I studied the works of Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Liszt, and multiple other composers. Our relationship over the course of my time as his student evolved into an almost collaborative experience in which we tried to get the bottom of musical and technical questions through in-depth discussion and experimentation. This experience gave me an enormously helpful foundation in Classical piano playing, from which I have jumped into a number of other styles, including pop, jazz, and film music. Throughout my years as a pianist I always explored pedagogical ideas that would help me and help others. The various teachers I studied under helped me greatly with this, along with my opportunities to teach others and perform for other people. I now teach piano privately in Boydton, VA and continue to explore the world of piano performance and pedagogy.

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Piano

Piano

I have studied piano throughout my life under a number of various teachers. The bulk of my instruction took place in my teenage years under the tutelage of Tom Mann, a piano teacher based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Under him I studied the works of Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Liszt, and multiple other composers. Our relationship over the course of my time as his student evolved into an almost collaborative experience in which we tried to get the bottom of musical and technical questions through in-depth discussion and experimentation. This experience gave me an enormously helpful foundation in Classical piano playing, from which I have jumped into a number of other styles, including pop, jazz, and film music. Throughout my years as a pianist I always explored pedagogical ideas that would help me and help others. The various teachers I studied under helped me greatly with this, along with my opportunities to teach others and perform for other people. I now teach piano privately in Boydton, VA and continue to explore the world of piano performance and pedagogy.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have been composing and arranging in various styles for most of my life as a musician. I started to more seriously pursue composition around my first year as a music student in college. I took lessons in composition from my piano teacher Tom Mann, and ran ideas by him and received feedback on style, form, melody, etc. During my second and third years in college, I studied under the composer Ben Newhouse - a film and concert composer who teaches at Berklee School of Music. This period of studying was the most important amongst all the various experiences I had in writing music. I learned about film and classical music in a very hands-on way, and had to churn out small pieces and film cues weekly and then receive feedback on their effectiveness. I expanded my harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic vocabulary a great deal and gained a much greater level of musical fluency. I now currently study composition privately, incorporate it into my teaching, and write music for commercial production.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I'm qualified for teaching ear training for many reasons. The first is the fact that I've been studying music for most of my life and therefore have developed an ear for identifying various musical intervals and elements. Also, I am a violinist, and therefore have studied the realm of pitch on a very deep level. I have studied the various temperaments (Equal, Pythagorean, Just, etc.) and there uses. In addition to the study of intervalic relationships I have also studied how to internalize and memorize them, and developed sensitivity to their sound. I studied these various things with private teachers as well in college and now incorporate ear-training into my own private teaching
General Music,

General Music

I have been studying general music for about a decade, and I currently teach general music at a private school. My approach to general music centers around ear-training and sight-singing. Through these two elements, a student will learn all the foundational elements of music and achieve a high level of musical literacy. The knowledge and skill built from this approach can then be applied to all other musical disciplines.
Music History,

Music History

I have been studying music history since my early days starting out as a music student. Reading and hearing about the stories behind the composers and performers behind the music I played was always of interest to me, and that curiosity pushed me to study music history a great deal. When I began my music studies in college, my first class was in the history of western music. I ended up studying music history in college a great deal and my professors ensured that I understood what I studied in a thorough and useful manner. I continue my studies in music history privately, and also continue to receive in-depth education about the history of music from my mentors such as Dr. John Turner - an expert in the history of Scottish Baroque music.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have been studying music theory for about a decade. My initial study of music theory began when I started my studies on the violin, when I had to learn the basics of intervals, scales, ear-training, different tuning systems, and many other fields. When I started my studies in college, I studied music theory and composition very deeply and have since incorporated that knowledge into my teaching. In addition, I received a Music Theory Specialist Certificate from Berklee during my time getting my bachelor's degree.
Piano,

Piano

I have studied piano throughout my life under a number of various teachers. The bulk of my instruction took place in my teenage years under the tutelage of Tom Mann, a piano teacher based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Under him I studied the works of Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Liszt, and multiple other composers. Our relationship over the course of my time as his student evolved into an almost collaborative experience in which we tried to get the bottom of musical and technical questions through in-depth discussion and experimentation. This experience gave me an enormously helpful foundation in Classical piano playing, from which I have jumped into a number of other styles, including pop, jazz, and film music. Throughout my years as a pianist I always explored pedagogical ideas that would help me and help others. The various teachers I studied under helped me greatly with this, along with my opportunities to teach others and perform for other people. I now teach piano privately in Boydton, VA and continue to explore the world of piano performance and pedagogy.
Violin

Violin

I have been playing the violin since age 13 and have studied with a number of teachers. I started my studies with Ilse Mann, and during college studied under Joshua Ulrich of the Altius Quartet. In addition to my private teachers I have studied part time with numerous others both in the context of private lessons as well as in chamber music coachings - these other teachers include Xi Yang, Andrew Giordano, and Lacie Savage. I have studied multiple styles of music outside of the Classical tradition, including bluegrass, Scottish folk music (under the instruction of Dr. John Turner), blues, and rock.

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Piano

Piano

I have studied piano throughout my life under a number of various teachers. The bulk of my instruction took place in my teenage years under the tutelage of Tom Mann, a piano teacher based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Under him I studied the works of Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Liszt, and multiple other composers. Our relationship over the course of my time as his student evolved into an almost collaborative experience in which we tried to get the bottom of musical and technical questions through in-depth discussion and experimentation. This experience gave me an enormously helpful foundation in Classical piano playing, from which I have jumped into a number of other styles, including pop, jazz, and film music. Throughout my years as a pianist I always explored pedagogical ideas that would help me and help others. The various teachers I studied under helped me greatly with this, along with my opportunities to teach others and perform for other people. I now teach piano privately in Boydton, VA and continue to explore the world of piano performance and pedagogy.

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Knowledgeable

Bradyn was Professional and on time. He is also patient. He is the greatest! He is very knowledgable in theory. I really like the way he explains the focus of the lesson.

Randal, 4 lessons with Bradyn

Helpful, knowledgeable, flexible tutor!

Helped my son with college level Music theory which was a particularly difficult subject for him this semester. Bradyn was SO helpful and SO flexible. We will definitely ask for Bradyn's helps again when needed.

Kathleen, 3 lessons with Bradyn

Really laid back lesson

I learned more from him in our hour lesson than I could have if I tried to learn piano myself. He was really laid back and informative. I really appreciate him getting to the point of what I need to learn and how I can practice. Would highly recommend!

Robert, 3 lessons with Bradyn

Patient

Answers all her questions, she gave him a lot of good feedback to improve her play. She’s excited for her next class, thanks for Wyzant. I think we found a good match for my daughter.

Christopher, 20 lessons with Bradyn

Knowledgeable and patient music tutor

Bradyn was hired to help my 8th grade son learn music theory, concepts and scales. Brayden explained these concepts to my son at his level and patiently listened and answered all of his questions through the learning process. He even offered to do research outside the lesson time to figure out the trumpet and how he could best help my son. We will continue to use Bradyn as needed since he has been a successful teacher for music.

Sheri, 4 lessons with Bradyn

Knowledgeable tutor and fun class!

Bradyn is a great tutor! I took online piano lessons with him. To my surprise, it works online, which saves a lot of trouble from a commute. I also get to learn the songs I want to play. Bradyn teaches me in the way that fits my level. It's awesome!

Mary, 36 lessons with Bradyn

Great, knowledgeable and patient tutor

He has done a great job helping my daughter. Music theory was very hard for her, but after one session she really got into it. He is extremely polite and helpful, I strongly recommend him.

Bizhan, 74 lessons with Bradyn
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