William M.


William M.

Tutor

Boston, MA 02124

Will travel 15 miles

$65 per hour.

5.0 2 ratings

Music lessons/MS Access training

I am registering with WyzAnt as a general academic tutor and as a provider for two distinct skill sets. I was an excellent student in school and am well-versed in general academic subjects like math and reading. I have worked as a classroom teacher, lecturer, and one-on-one tutor. As a father of three nearly grown kids with varying school difficulties, I have experienced the drama of elementary, middle and high school as a parent. I have been a music teacher for 30 years, in classroom an... [more]


Microsoft Excel

I have been using Excel since the 80's. I currently use it to support several clients in their statistical analysis, often writing macros to import or export into or out of Access. I also use VBA to automate reformatting of regularly needed data.


Microsoft Word


Microsoft PowerPoint


Music Theory


General Music

I have been playing music for 50 years. I have a masters in jazz piano and 35+ years experience as a church musician. I currently co-lead a worship team, teach private lessons and play in a band.


Guitar

I have been playing for more than 40 years and have an active roster of satisfied students. I play both acoustic and electric guitars and teach many styles, including rock, folks, pop, gospel, and beginner jazz. I also have proficiency in solo guitar. I am a well-known worship leader and use my 12-string frequently to lead small and large group singing. I work with intermediate students to expand their chord vocabulary, focusing on both open chord forms and movable forms, including 4-note jazz chords. I also work to help with finger picking techniques ultimately using all 5 fingers of the picking hand. I also focus on the cycle of fifths and encourage students to write music using the basics of diatonic harmonic theory. I use the cycle to teach transposition and challenge intermediate students to use it to learn to play songs in less guitar-friendly keys. In my teaching, I provide students with examples of the skills being presented. I encourage them to bring examples of the music they would like to play as well.


Piano

I can teach the basic skill set for piano. I have been playing for more than 40 years and have an active roster of satisfied students in addition to references for engagements I've played for. I also have a Masters Degree in Jazz Piano.


Microsoft Access

I have 20 years of experience as an Access programmer. I have held several jobs in which Access database maintenance was a primary function.


Visual Basic

I have been a programming in VB since 1994. I have designed applications using VBA and MS Access for a multitude of clients. Here are some of the projects I've used Visual Basic for: Application developer for government agencies, non-profits and small businesses. Ongoing projects include the maintenance and enhancement of: ? A Project Tracking System for an international telecommunications provider that services government and commercial installations ? A student information system for a community adult education program ? Reporting systems for violence studies at Mass. Dept. of Public Health ? A product pricing system for military installations Past projects included: ? Rental agreement tracking system for real estate company ? Student/parent directory for small independent school ? Food Service Management Tool for camp kitchens of an international religious youth organization