Dominic Atkins

Dominic A.

Port Huron, MI

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About

Dominic delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2011

I am an 17 year old pianist and trumpet player with over 15 years of experience. I love to teach others the art of playing piano and trumpet and would love to be able to have a full time online job of teaching students how to play, compose, arrange, and perform their pieces. I have over 50 awards from piano competitions to festivals, and over 25 awards for the trumpet. I also strongly believe that every student learns differently and at their own pace, and excel at communicating with people and students. If you take lessons from me, I assure you will go on from beginner to mastering your instrument!

Experience

Front Counter
May 2016 - Present
McDonald's

I work the front counter and love to engage and help customers.

Piano Arranger
Mar 2014 - Present
Marysville Concert Band

This is not an official job, but more of a hobby and side job that I gave myself.

Courtesy Clerk
Jun 2015 - May 2016
Krogers

Education

Music Education
Jan 2016 - Present
University of Michigan Flint
General Education
Sep 2015 - Present
Marysville High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Piano Composer
Mar 2015
MTPA Festival

I am a composer for classical music.

District Piano Leader
Mar 2011
MTPA Festival

This was given to me for placing first in the state competitions.

Awards

Piano SAT Silver Cup
Jul 2015
MTPA Music Association
Gold Cup Level 3
Jun 2015
MTPA Festival
Gold Cup Level 2
May 2012
MTPA Festival
Gold Cup Level One
Jul 2007
MTPA Festival

Affiliations

American Composers Forum
Feb 2011

The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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Boy Scouts of America
Mar 2007

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

This is a piece titled "Unravel" arranged made by Animenz.  I performed this piece for a concert dedicated to the Ferris Family Foundation.
A piece from Chopin that I recorded myself playing through a MIDI connected keyboard and iPhone with the Piano 3D app.
Playing on a new baby grand piano donated by the Ferris Family!

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This is a art piece that is featured on my YouTube channel "PianoMasters"

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This is an improvisation of a piece composed by one of my good friends.
Photo by Dominic A.

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A grand piano from a state district.

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A grand piano from the iPhone app called Piano 3D.

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Another piece I had to play for a piano competition in Memphis.
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14 Reviews

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Noah May 24, 2016
Piano · Online

He is a great guy that I have met through work, and likes to be verbal. He is a nice guy, and great at Piano

Natalie Loznak May 20, 2016
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Dominic is an overall amazing person, not to mention a wonderful pianist. I highly recommend him to you!

Sarah May 19, 2016
Piano · In studio

Dominic is a wonderful person and is very enthusiastic about teaching others how to play the piano!

John Forbes May 19, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

Dominic is a great teacher and is so incredibly talented. I love his approach to teaching, and how much he truly loves what he is doing. I would recommend him to anyone.

Erin May 19, 2016
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Dominic is AMAZING performer, and he's also an incredibly kind person to work with!

Tom May 19, 2016
Piano · In studio

I'm 61 male got turned down because out of age range besides that GRAND (Get it?)

Calixa May 19, 2016
Classical Piano · Online

Dominic really helped me. :)

Draven May 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Dominic is an amazing piano player who has more than enough talent that he can teach to others. He is very outgoing and kind to everyone and is truly a great musician

Seth May 17, 2016
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Dominic is the best instructor ever, he deserves 5 stars absolutely, I'd recommend him to anyone

Jared Lucas May 17, 2016
Music Performance · In home

I like how u teach people how to play instruments & u like to live your dreams of being a band teacher

Sergei Vladimir Petrovich May 17, 2016
Audition Prep · In home

Dominic was able to help me audition for Oakland University's music program. Great teacher, 10/10!!

Dimitri Lee Alvarado May 17, 2016
Music Theory · In studio

yum

Laura May 16, 2016
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Dominic was a student of mine in high school. He is extremely dedicated to his music. Although I never took lessons from Dominic, I would imagine he would be an excellent teacher. He is a very talented musician and a very respectful young man.

Julian Mar 24, 2016
Arrangement and Composition · In home

Great teacher! Extremely experienced in what he did, but I felt a little bit behind, not knowing as much as I should have. I will definitely keep taking lessons.

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