I am accepting students ages 12 and up in any subject listed in my background. I teach online and in the DC metro area.
As a teacher, my job is to help you reach your goals--student progress is more important than sticking with any particular method. I love learning what music my students like and incorporating it into their education--past examples include writing pop song arrangements and learning video game music on piano.
I believe that students learn best when they enjoy their education and take ownership of the process. I also believe experiencing a wide variety of musical styles, cultures, and eras will strengthen your musicianship regardless of your intended style.
Past teaching methodologies include:
-harmonic (Roman numeral) and formal analysis (i.e. what you need to pass the Music Theory AP)
-Movable do, fixed do, and scale degree-based sight singing
-Classical piano and voice instruction
-Jazz piano instruction
I have worked in music education as a classroom teacher, private teacher, and teaching assistant since 2011. I earned a Master's degree in Music Education from Indiana University and a Bachelor's degree in Music (Composition) from DePauw University.
I have taught or tutored:
-Public K-12 Choir, Piano, Percussion, General Music
-Private students of all ages in voice and piano
If you need to cancel, please give as much notice as possible. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours will still be charged. Extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Master of Science: Music Education (Vocal Emphasis) 2018
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Bachelor of Arts: Music (cum laude), 2016
DePauw University - Greencastle, IN
Itinerant Elementary General Music Specialist, 2018 - 2019
Renton School District — Renton, WA
Taught twelve sections of K - 4 general music at two urban, Title I elementary schools
Associate Instructor, 2016 - 2017
Indiana University — Bloomington, IN
Taught Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups (Fall 2016 and 2017)
Assisted Instrumental Jazz Methods (Spring 2017)
Indiana University Children's Choir — Bloomington, IN
Accompanied and assisted rehearsals for First Voices (ages 4-6)
Music Theory & Musicianship Tutor, 2015 - 2016
DePauw University School of Music — Greencastle, IN
Tutored students in Music Theory and Musicianship I-IV courses (required for music majors)
Piano Instructor, 2016
DePauw University Community Music Program — Greencastle, IN
Taught private piano lessons to students ages 7-15
Assistant Piano Instructor, 2012
Center of Life Jazz Camp — Pittsburgh, PA
Taught group jazz classes to students ages 9-16
Selected Performance Venues:
Schola Cantorum (Paris, France) - voice, composition
York Performance Hall (Anderson, IN) - voice
Auer Hall (Bloomington, IN) - voice
Musical Arts Center (Bloomington, IN) - voice
Thompson Recital Hall (Greencastle, IN) - voice, composition, piano
Kresge Auditorium (Greencastle, IN) - voice, piano
Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA) - piano
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