TEACHING

I am a thoughtful and open-minded mentor with nearly two decades of experience teaching and collaborating with students and musicians of all ages and levels.

 

I can guide you on work already in progress, help you build new skills and techniques, or get you started from scratch.

 

Areas of Specialty

 

Composition

Songwriting

Arranging

Music Foundations

Music Theory

Basic Keyboard Skills

Music History

MTEL Preparation

AP Theory Preparation

General Musicianship

 

 

 

 

We can work together online, in-studio, or in your home.

 

 

THE FIRST SESSION IS FREE

 

What some former students have said:

 

“. . . one of the most intelligent, engaging, and influential teachers I have ever encountered.”

—J.D.

 

“The level of enthusiasm that you teach with has been inspiring . . . You have been a wonderful mentor to me over the past four years, and I am so grateful for everything you have taught me.”

—M.Q.

 

“The impact you made on my studies and my life are incalculable . . . I certainly wouldn't have been able to engage my education to even half the capacity that I was allowed to were it not for your guidance and support.”

—J.B.

 

“Thank you for turning a class I was dreading . . . into something I loved . . . I have no one to thank but you for giving me the motivation to go outside my comfort zone.”

—M.A.

 

“. . . one of the only teachers I've ever had that gave us a truly meaningful and comprehensive practical task . . . something you've inspired me to try to do as much as possible in my own teaching.”

—J.H.

 

 

 

PLEASE CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SET UP A SESSION

Fees

Online or in-studio: $80/hr.  Four-session bundle: $75/hr.

In-home: $90/hr. Four-session bundle: $85/hr.

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EXPERIENCE

                 Instructor: New England Conservatory Preparatory School 

                          Interpretive Analysis

                          Theory I-1

                          Theory II-2

                          Theory for Teens

                         

                Associate Professor of Performing Arts (Music): Emmanuel College (Boston)

                          ABCs of Music Notation: Dots, Lines, and Squiggles (Pre-Theory)

                          Harmony Through Creative Composition (Theory I)

                          Composition (undergraduate (studio))

                          Read and Sing (Ear-Training I)                                                      

                          Musics of the World

                          Song: From the Monks to the Monkees

                          Creating and Producing Music-Theater (incl. composition; Honors level)                               

                          Music-Theater Through the Ages

                Chair, Performing Arts Department 

 

                Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory: Indiana University (South Bend)

                          Survey of non-Western Music

                          Composition (undergraduate and graduate)

                          Orchestration

                          Theory I and II

                          Form and Analysis (undergraduate and graduate)

                        

                Adjunct Faculty Instructor: St. Olaf College 

                         Composition (undergraduate and graduate)

                         Ear-Training I and II

                         Theory I