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I am capable of teaching Music Theory through the collegiate level.
I am also able to say, if you have a theory question and I do not know the answer right off the top of my head, I have the willingness and resources to find it for you.
You will also gain a good understanding for many aspects of Music Theory in addition to your lessons of study.
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My teaching method is very practical and customized to every individual. I do not believe that you can use the same style with every student because everyone learns differently.
Although I teach music theory alone, it is usually related to a given instrument (piano, voice, guitar, etc) that the student is interested in exploring. Whatever the case, I gather where the student is at currently and go from there, starting from total beginner to advanced chord and extended scale study. Sometimes a guitar player, for example, will want something very specific, such as composing a melodic guitar solo over a given chord progression. A vocalist may want to learn how to harmonize with themselves in key. I strongly emphasize teaching theory, and then applying.
I tend to cut a lot of the 'fat' out of the typical theory study and go right to what the student will need for their given goal.
Some theory topics:
Keys, and key building
I can teach basic music theory. This can be applied to composition, improvisation, and analysis of the music that the student is playing.
Learning to read music is so essential to playing an instrument. While playing by ear is important, you cannot play most of the written works if you don't know how to decipher those dots on the staff. I will help you whether you are a beginner or are ready for college level theory.
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