My love for teaching comes from the incredible and inspirational teachers that I had growing up. I have loved teaching all age groups, from children ages 3-18. While I undoubtedly have a love for the classroom, some of the most rewarding teaching moments have come from tutoring. I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese. Whether we are simply going over homework, or I am introducing new content to the student, I hold my students to a high standard but also aim to have fun and enjoyable ... [more]
I have been playing guitar since the age of 10, and professionally since high school. Currently front a pop punk project out of NYC called Dizzy Bats, and have been teaching guitar for many years now, mainly to younger students through high school age.
As the son of a virtuoso pianist, Piano was my first instrument at the age of five. I firmly believe that Piano is the best instrument for young students to start out on, as it allows students to build a solid foundation by learning both clefs. I've been a teacher of beginner piano, while also teaching trumpet and guitar. I was a music minor at Connecticut College, and graduated in 2011.
As a lead singer in a rock band, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to have proper voice training myself, and I love imparting that knowledge upon my students. I like to mostly use guitar when teaching, and ask kids to partake in a variety of singing exercises, from scales to fun pop and children songs. Learning how to read music as well as ear training is a crucial part as well, and with an extensive theory background both as a student and teacher, I incorporate these exercises into every lesson.
I have been a MS/HS Chinese teacher for a few years now. I have worked in private schools as well as immersion camps, so I have an extensive background on learning and teaching styles. I am currently a tutor through an agency, but am wishing to branch out. My rapport with kids is fantastic, as I am able to relate to them on both an academic and social level.
I have been playing Trumpet since the age of 8, and professionally since early high school. I've been involved with many different types of bands over the years including jazz and concert alike, and have can be found playing various church commitments throughout New York. As far as teaching, I've been teaching trumpet consistenly for five years now, mainly to middle school and high school students. In 2013 I taught band at a private middle school in New Jersey.