I love teaching and tutoring and am happy to help you on your musical journey. I try to make each lesson individually tailored to who you are and what you hope to accomplish musically. Most times lessons are a blend of what you want to know, what you "have to know" and some fun! I grew up playing by ear and was professional at 15 years old - so I understand learners of all types. I am proud of my "street feel and chops" - but also grateful for my formal training which came later. I am... [more]
I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music, cum laude. I had 4 years of music theory - classical and contemporary and harmony and counterpoint and so on. I am happy to submit my degree, and my transcripts if you tell me how. Thank you
I took several levels of solfege classes using movable "do" from Berklee College of Music. I have done numerous transcriptions of recordings for pay as a professional musician. I have also taught solfegio and choir for 30 years as a professional music educator primarily with grades 5-12.
I have been a public and private professional music educator for 30 years. I have taught general music classes in appreciation, jazz, pop culture and esthetics. I presently teach grades K-8 at a Catholic school in Phoenix, AZ.
I have been a professional "gigging" guitarist since the age of 15. I studied guitar formally at Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 1980 cum laude. In addition to this, I have played in pit orchestras, in pops concerts with the Portland Maine Symphony, and recording projects for several CDs and jingles. I have also taught guitar classes as a middle school and high school music teacher for 30 years.
I studied piano for four years at Berklee College of Music. I taught piano class in public and private schools for 30 years.
I have taken 2 years of formal voice lessons and have been singing as a "gigging" professional musician for 40 years. I have also been a Choral Music Director for 30 years for grades 5-12 in various public and private schools.
I studied audio engineering at Berklee College of Music for 4 semesters. I have produced cd quality demos for people as well as a Yoga cd. I also have managed a 350 seat music venue for 2 years, logging over 60 shows with national headliners. I have been a gigging musician since the age of 15 and have played literally thousands of gigs in 40 years that required live sound reinforcement and knowledge of acoustical principles in hundreds diverse music venues. I am well-versed in microphone and recording techniques, plug-ins, analog and digital boards, outboard gear, effects, and mastering principles.