I am a composer, arranger, and tutor. I have been composing for the better part of 30 years. Among my compositions are numerous choral compositions, symphonies, a concerto for arpeggione, sonatas for arpeggione and for flute, and operatic works.
I believe Bach was right when he said that if you love music, and work hard at it, anyone can be a great musician.
I don't generally work with the standard textbooks, but have my own excersizes with which I teach my students to see more of the music theory for themselves. I believe that working together, we can mold a curriculum that works best for each individual student.
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Depends on the student. My goals are to help the student define what he/she loves about music, and to help with finding the student's own expressive voice in the process of learning music.
I have a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in composition, the former from the Mannes College of Music in New York, the latter from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton NJ. I have experience tutoring college students in central New Jersey in piano and music theory.
I generally charge $50 for a 50-minute lesson.
I started out as a bar mitzvah tutor for the son of a friend, and discovered that I enjoyed relating the religious instruction with my musical background and with the student's own interest in religious life.
The age range of my students has been 12-35.
I have been working with a wind band director on producing a scene of an opera I am composing. There is nothing quite like hearing other people bring to performance a score that you've created. But perhaps a close second is performing a new work of someone else's. In recent years I have had the opportunity to do both, and to converse with other composers about their process in composing.
Give me a call and let me see if I can help you achieve your goals.
The main question I would pose to a student is this: what do you want to be able to do? How well would you like to be able to understand the field?