Brandon Nelson
Portland, OR
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Brandon Nelson

Brandon N.

Portland, OR
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching Piano for 5+ years in both public schools and my private studio. I train my students to have fundamental music skills that break the barrier of being just a piano player; I train musicians!

To play solo or work in a band, to prep for an audition or develop skills as an improvisor, I am confident in my ability to help people foster a healthy relationship with Music.

I started as a classical pianist and switched my focus to jazz when I went to study at university.

Areas I am proficient and tend to teach:

Finger Power
-Scales
-Arpeggios
-Chords
-Inversions

Technique
-Hand shape
-Posture
-Weight vs Speed
-Rotation

Sight Reading
-Rhythm exercises
-Note reading
-Chord symbols
-Lead sheet interpretation

Ear Training
-Interval practice
-Chord quality
-Melodic dictations
-Rhythmic dictations

Repertoire
-Jazz
-Classical
-R&B
-Rock & Roll
-Video Game music
-Movie Scores

Qualifications:

Bachelor in Jazz Piano Performance
Washington State University
Outstanding Soloist @ The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, 2016

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Tammy Wagner
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Mr Brandon is a rare find as a music teacher. His passion for music and love of teaching are visible with every teaching session. His focus is first and foremost on the student, recognizing unique abilities and areas of challenge.

He is a skilled "growth mindset" instructor, his focus remains on continued progression and tackling difficulties as opportunities. He invests heavily in the relationship with the student allowing them to grow and explore in a supportive environment.

Our son has ADHD and has struggled with in some learning environments. I have been absolutely impressed with Mr Brandon's ability to adapt and create a positive music lesson even if he was having a "not very focused " day !

Music is a wonderful gift, especially for children with ADD/ADHD or other learning challenges, especially with a skilled teacher !

Posted Nov 9, 2020

Experience

Piano Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

Hoffman Academy

Piano Instructor
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017

Washington State University

Education

Bachelors in Jazz Piano Performance
Aug 2012 - Jul 2016

Washington State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Piano Soloist
Feb 2016

Lionel Hampton School of Music

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