Music Theory, Composition, And Audition Prep

Music Theory, Composition, And Audition Prep

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2 hires on
13 years in business

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Brooklyn, NY 11216
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  • Hoikin Lam

    Explored a variety of musical elements and learned in depth about music as itself and its history. Went over many ways to improve ones instrumental skills and ways to improve as a musician. Overall been really helpful and instructive.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I tailor everything to the mentee's goals! Whether you are starting off brand new and want to develop a new fun skill, reach a new level, or trying to place into the top conservatories - I am here for you.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

New York Philharmonic: Teaching Artist, Young Composers Programs

The Juilliard School: M.M. in Composition. Music Theory Staff and Faculty in the Precollege Division. Curriculum development assistant for the first online "Music Theory 101"

Digital Media Academy: Lead Curriculum Developer and Instructor - Music Production 

UNC at Greensboro: B.M. in Music Performance (Bassoon)

School for Strings: General Music Class Instructor

Village Community School: Young Composers and Improvisors - Teaching Artist

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$80 for one studio or online session

$100 for one in-home lesson

I am flexible on time depending on the subject. I typically recommend = Instrumental, Ear Training: 1 hour, Theory/History/Production: 1.15 hours

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

How did you get started teaching?

I have had several amazing teachers along the way. I share their belief that it is the right thing to give back and pass knowledge onward.

What types of students have you worked with?

I enjoy working with mentees of all backgrounds and interests! 


80+ year old corporate tax lawyer: Music Theory and Engraving

recently retired rockstar: Music Production and Film Scoring in Logic

8 year old: Beginning Electric Guitar

Undergraduate actress: Music history, Ear training

High school student: Production and songwriting in Ableton

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

- A young mentee from a recent program was interviewed on NBC Nightly News and CBS Sunday Morning about her original orchestral composition. She shined in the spotlight!

- Another student from over 4 years ago just reached out to see how things have been! They wound up being accepted to their dream school.

- One young student was so nervous about how her end of the year performance went (it was truly, truly wonderful) that she ran out afterward. I managed to track her down in the school and have a conversation about perfectionism, art, and life. A teaching moment. She signed up again for the course next year!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

All about fit! Do they adapt and listen to your needs? IS their instruction specific to you?

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I want to accomplish?

What have I noticed has "worked" for me in the past when learning skills?