I am a professionally trained and active composer and church musician, tutor music theory at all levels--including the graduate level. I have also taught this subject in a university setting to both undergraduates and graduate students. I also teach music composition privately via a two-pronged method, focusing on counterpoint study and coaching the student on his or her original works. I have a very wide variety of musical experience as a composer, conductor and speaker. I have a Doctora... [more]
I am an active professional composer and skilled singer, and choral conductor, all of which involve an innate ability in this area, the constant honing of this ability and the the ability to convey this skill to others. I have taught ear-training to graduate students in a graduate theory review course at the University of Kansas. I also rehearse and conduct three choirs each week in my job as a church musician. A significant portion of this work involves the teaching and clarifying of ear-training skills and concepts.
My qualifications in this area come from approximately twenty years of Mac use on both the personal and professional level. This has been across a wide variety of software programs including MS Office, Finale, Sibelius, Logic, Quicken/Quickbooks, Dream Weaver and many others. In light of my teaching skills in general,--especially my verbal skills and sense of empathy for those struggling with any subject--I am confident I can impart this knowledge and experience with the Mac OS effectively in the tutoring setting.