I specialize in teaching music theory and composition, and my primary aim is to keep students motivated about functions in musical notation and texture. At the same time, I seek to have them develop an innovative interest in developing their own musical ideas and to that end, I assign them homework assignments in theory and, periodically, short composition assignments for them to write. The way I approach things, I know for sure about most people's interest in science nowadays, and I intend t... [more]
I started studying keyboard theory when I was in elementary school with a series of handbooks. I was promoted by one level in my high school years after passing through a placement test and passed out of the most advanced levels in the theory examinations held in Irvine, CA. I also advanced by one level during my college undergraduate years in USC after taking a similar placement test.