Helloo Music Lovers!
I teach music composition, music theory, and songwriting; this includes tutoring in the music notation software: Finale, any kind of score prep, score editing, arranging, and lyric writing.
If you're someone who has had a secret drawer full of songs you've never finished or has always wanted to write one and didn't know where to start...
or if you're more of a nerd like me and have unfinished music-y sketches on your computer somewhere or you have ambitious musical ideas in your head you've never been able to put to paper
or lastly, if you love music, but you would have no idea how to go about writing your own music, I'd love to help you realize your own artistic projects.
I am humbled and filled with a wealth of gratitude by the amount of incredible musicians I have had the fortune to work with and learn from over the years and I am inspired to share those ideas, lessons, and words of encouragement on.
I have tons of tools, techniques, tips, and tricks from my experiences composing works as large scale as concert band and orchestra classically-influenced pieces and as small scale as contemporary pop, r&b, jazz, and folk songs. My formal training is in classical music, but I am more inspired by the process of creating and completing works. I find it more enjoyable to be constantly growing skills in different genres.
Some of my previous work includes:
-Collaborating with a number of young up-and-coming artists on they're r&b, pop, and musical theater songs.
-Having works performed by the Berklee Symphonic Winds concert band at the Berklee Performance Center and Chamber string and woodwind ensembles pieces performed by Berklee composition faculty titled "What it Means to Rise", "Finding Oasis", "The Talking Gardens" and etc.
-Having a flute choir piece titled "Follow the Omens" performed at the Bodek Lounge at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
-Having a excerpts of a musical I collaborated in writing workshopped by Berklee Musical Theater and Songwriting faculty.
Gabby is a wonderful musician! By working with her, I have learned so much about songwriting and musical composition. During our sessions, we covered topics such as piano, vocals, recording, melody, etc. Our sessions have made me a more confident singer and writer. She truly cares about her students and works hard to deliver the best results. She encouraged me as a teacher and helped me to finish and record my first demo. After working with her, I am even more inspired to create music and sing! Overall, she is a an excellent teacher and a genuinely kind person!!!
Gaby is super fun and easy-going. I found her way teaching music both informative, but also easy to understand and I am so proud of the song she helped me finish!
When working with a new student I look for what their objectives and goals in working with me are and I establish what baseline knowledge that student might have for achieving those objectives and goals (like finishing a song out of a poem they wrote) for example. I ask about what music the student is inspired by and what their previous music education looks like whether formal or informal and then from there we'd get working on either a song or a piece of music using the framework of a project to learn about all sorts of topics like musical form, melody, harmony, rhythm, lyricism, notation, theory etc.
I have Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Music Composition and minors in conducting, musical theater writing, and songwriting and I have been composing and writing songs for 9 years.
Individual lessons are $40 per 45 minute lesson.
Group lessons are $30 each per 45 minute lesson.