Brendan Keenan

Brendan K.

Madison, WI
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About

Brendan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1998

I excel at the process of teaching and guiding students to get results. I know how to relate to students in different ways to help them understand problems and find solutions. I understand how frustrating and mentally exhausting practicing can be, and I know what to teach and when to teach it. I also understand that every student fits music into their life in a different way.

When studying with me a student can expect to be shown best practices in technique and musicianship, patient answers to questions, and to have time to absorb new information. Students will never be condescended to or belittled. Music is about adding joy to your life, and I can help.

I have studied nearly every style of music from medieval chant to Indian classical music. For over twenty years I have taught students in guitar, songwriting, classical composition, music theory, and applied musicianship at all levels from beginners to graduate courses and students.

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Experience

Private Lesson Teacher
Jan 1998 - Present
Brendan K.

Lessons in electric guitar, acoustic guitar, music theory, applied musicianship. songwriting and composition.

Private Lesson Teacher
Sep 2010 - May 2013
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Classical composition lessons to undergraduate and graduate conservatory students.

Instructor
Jan 2010 - May 2010
Longy School of Music

Graduate course instructor in applied musicianship.

Teaching Assistant
Sep 2007 - Aug 2009
Longy School of Music

Tutoring and remedial education in applied musicianship and music theory, and conducting.

Theory and Ear Training Tutor
Sep 2005 - Aug 2006
Mesa Community College

Tutored students one-on-one in music theory and ear training.

Guitar Instructor
Sep 2004 - Aug 2006
Diamond School of Music

Private instructor in electric, acoustic and classical guitar.

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
Sep 2010 - May 2013
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Master of Music in Composition
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Longy School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Sep 2000 - Aug 2004
Berklee College of Music

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Licensed K-12 Music Teacher
Dec 2016
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Licensed to teach music in public schools at all levels. License number: 494286

Awards

Nadia and Lily Boulanger Scholarship
Jan 2008
Longy School of Music
Electric Guitar Performance Scholarship
Sep 2000
Berklee College of Music

1 Review

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Becki Aug 12, 2018
Guitar · Online

Brendan was patient and thoughtful with teaching me the uke! He was able to fix my strumming online almost immediately.

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