Borey Shin
Los Angeles, CA
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Borey Shin

Borey S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
10+ years of teaching private piano lessons in a wide variety of genres including classical, jazz, hip-hop, folk, country, R&B, and pop. I have taught students of all ages, from young children to adults, from both contemporary and classical music backgrounds. My teaching philosophy is holistic and incorporates keyboard technique, basic and advanced elements of rhythm and harmonic analysis, music theory, and ear training. Especially adept with teaching jazz piano and improvisation, from beginner to advanced levels. I am firmly committed to the education of students from all types of musical and cultural backgrounds. In addition to piano, lessons on accordion, music theory, composition, and electronic music production are also available.

About Borey S.

Hi there! I have 10+ years of experience teaching and am currently available to teach lessons at your home. I can teach piano, accordion, composition, music theory, and electronic music production. I am adept at a wide range of genres including classical, jazz, hip-hop, folk, country, R&B, and pop. I have taught students of all ages, from young children to adults, from both contemporary and classical music backgrounds. My teaching philosophy is holistic and incorporates keyboard technique, basic and advanced elements of rhythm and harmonic analysis, music theory, and ear training. I am especially adept with teaching jazz piano and improvisation, from beginner to advanced levels. I am firmly committed to the education of students from all types of musical and cultural backgrounds.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to provide their own piano (or keyboard) or accordion, depending on what they want to learn.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, improvisation, composition, music theory (classical or jazz) as well as electronic music production

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Experience

Teaching Associate
Jan 2019 - Mar 2019

University of California, Irvine

-Developed an engaging interactive curriculum for my course, Asian American Music (offered for the first time at UCI), that investigated the history and contributions of the Asian American music community -Designed every aspect of the 10-week course, including preparation of syllabus, lectures, drafting, and grading exams and essay assignments -Integrated students’ creative projects and sound experiments into the curriculum, encouraging them to take creative risks and enabling students to synthesize the course material in their own way -Created a welcoming yet intellectually rigorous class environment, resulting in outstanding evaluations from my students and supervisors

Teacher in Residence
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Music Matters

-Developed unique curricula for ensemble classes focusing on improvisation in pop/rock and jazz styles, from levels ranging from beginner to advanced -Taught lessons to students, ages 5 to 19, in piano (classical and jazz), music theory, composition, improvisation, and electronic music -Co-led weekly community outreach music program, bringing workshops to under-resourced communities of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Electronic Music Studio Assistant
Aug 2013 - May 2014

New England Conservatory

-Trained undergraduate students to properly use and maintain the Electronic Music Studio, and provided tutorials and demonstrations on proper audio recording techniques -Tutored students in production-related software programs including Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, and Max/MSP/Jitter -Assisted lectures, contributed to exam content, and graded assignments for courses Electroacoustic Music and Composition for Film and Multimedia

Education

Ph.d in Music-Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology
Sep 2015 - Jun 2019

University of California, Irvine

Master's in Music-Composition
Aug 2012 - May 2014

New England Conservatory

Languages

Korean

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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