I'm an experienced teacher with a passion for investing in my clients, and helping them reach the highest level of their potential. My teaching focuses on advanced students (high school age and above) who are looking to rise above their peers. Often, their goals lie at the highest levels of academia, the workplace, Broadway, or the concert hall. My students have attended some of the country's most prestigious colleges and universities, including Princeton, Columbia, the University of Chica... [more]
- PhD, University of Chicago - 5+ years teaching writing at the University level to undergraduates, graduates, and graduate business students - Research Papers, Admissions Essays, Presentations, Dissertations
I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and have 5+ years of teaching Academic and Professional Writing. I also have extensive editing and proofreading of hundreds of admissions essays, research papers, dissertations, and business proposals. My tutoring focuses on straightforward, powerful techniques that elevate the impact and value of your work.
During my undergraduate study in music composition, I took four semesters of ear training courses, from basic diatonic ear training, up through atonal ear training. As an arranger for a wide array of ensembles - from pit orchestras, to vocal music, to jazz bands, I continually have transcribed arrangements that rely on my prior ear training to transcribe and/or arrange the musical score. I have also taught ear training and transcription to a major jazz recording artist in the Chicago area.
I have taken active piano lessons from the time I was five years old, until graduating undergraduate school at the age of twenty-two with a degree that included four years of private piano study. I have taught piano lessons privately for over five years, to a wide range of ages and ability levels. As a professional, my music career continues to rely heavily on my piano playing. I have been a keyboardist and conductor for a major Broadway show, as well as involvement with music theatre projects at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey, the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, and the Big Apple Circus.
As an undergraduate, I accompanied dozens of singers at one of the country's foremost music programs, gaining access to their lessons, their professors, and an ocean of teaching methods about voice. As a conductor, I have worked with countless singers/actors in a major Broadway touring production, helping them master the elements necessary for vocal success in the show. As a member of that show's casting team in NYC, I'm continually adjudicating and fine-tuning the vocal work of hundreds of audition candidates, evaluating their ability to succeed, and giving them new ways to think about their singing of a particular song.