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Dorian B.
Teaches Online
Igniting the passion for the music inside you.
With our online piano lessons & online music lessons, our goal is to inspire discovery in you, spark your creative expression, and keep it alive and thriving. We instill the love of learning, and the confidence you need to know that within you is a wellspring of great capacity and passion. Each student learns and integrates in their own unique way. We fine-tune ourselves to your individual style and customize our lessons to fit your personal needs. We learn the inner mechanics of how you best study so that you become fluent in the language of music that wants to comes through you. Students want and need a unique, fresh approach to learning music. It’s my passion to deliver this to you! With my online piano lessons & online music lessons, I have discovered that students learn faster, engage deeper, and are inspired to continue exploring their capabilities. As musicians, we practice technique to get our fingers to go where we want them to go. We practice theory to understand where they can go and why. My method guarantees an eclectic musical education that allows the student to confidently play freely and give room for when that visionary flare lights up inside them! I balance what a student wants to learn with the necessary tools to succeed as a well-rounded musician.
About Dorian B.

Students want and need a unique, fresh approach to learning music. It’s my passion to deliver this to you! With my lessons, I have discovered that students learn faster, engage deeper, and are inspired to continue exploring their capabilities. As musicians, we practice technique to get our fingers to go where we want them to go. We practice theory to understand where they can go and why. My method guarantees an eclectic musical education that allows the student to confidently play freely and give room for when that visionary flare lights up inside them! I balance what a student wants to learn with the necessary tools to succeed as a well-rounded musician. With my online music lessons, my goal is to inspire discovery in you, spark your creative expression, and keep it alive and thriving. I want to instill the love of learning, and the confidence you need to know that within you is a wellspring of great capacity and passion. Each student learns and integrates in their own unique way. I fine-tune my teaching style to your individual learning style and I customize my lessons to fit your personal needs. I learn the inner mechanics of how you best study so that you become fluent in the language of music that wants to comes through you. As a composer and a performer, I strive to be the best musician that I can be. I push my boundaries to achieve new levels of musicality. This is the same reason that I love to teach! I enjoy seeing the faces of my students when they push through their boundaries and realize that they are capable of amazing things! I travel throughout the world with my two furry kids writing music, teaching and performing. In my downtime I love to hike, sail and rock climb while seeing the amazing places this world has to offer! I also love to eat healthy food and create amazing sustainable earth-friendly structures. At two years old, I discovered the piano and began to play. This was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with everything ‘music.’ My passion for the piano set in motion an insatiable thirst to know and understand its nature, how it impacts the world and how music crosses all language barriers into a world of universal communication. I learned the cello, bass, guitar, drums, violin, and my own voice as a musical instrument. I studied fervently, the history of music, theory, and the methods to use to achieve musical goals, both technically and creatively.

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Our two boys, now 8 and 10 years old, have been taking lessons with Dorian now for about 3 years. First, we did face to face lessons in a studio, now we do online lessons and are quite pleased with their progress. They are learning to think and act like musicians. Anyone can teach a kid to play a song. Dorian, however, goes much further in his approach to teaching. The kids develop the mindset of a musician. He teaches them to respect their instruments and take care of them. He also pushes the kids to grow and try more complex tasks. When he has them put all these tasks together, where they once were just playing notes, now they are playing music. Their eyes light up when they see how it all comes together, and they want to work to improve even more. Another area we’ve been impressed with is his ability to senses when our kids’ moods are not conducive to learning, and he works with that to bring fun and levity back into the lessons. He impresses upon them, and us as parents, that the learning experience should be enjoyable. Oh, and if you haven’t heard about his Rock Band Camp, check it out! Our kids went this past summer and it truly upped their game and opened their eyes to what it is like to be part of a band. We hope to do it again if offered. Overall, Dorian and Sonic Alchemy U offer a unique learning environment for future musicians. We have been very pleased with our kids’ progress over the last couple of years.

Posted Jun 24, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Dorian is an excellent musician (which is great because my kids get to see what is possible), but what I appreciate most is the authentic way he relates to each of them. My kids are at 2 distinct levels in their learning, yet Dorian is able to reach each one of them in a way that gets the most out of them. I often overhear the lessons, and it’s fun to see how he challenges them (without them realizing it), and at the same time inspires them. It’s obvious he loves what he does – He’s a great influence both as a piano instructor and as a person.

Posted Jun 24, 2022
Teacher's Studio

I have been taking lessons from Dorian since January and I am so impressed! He is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of music that I want to study. He is also very patient and able to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. I highly recommend him if you truly want to be successful.

Posted Jun 24, 2022
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Music Composition
Jan 2019
Berklee Colege of Music
Music Performance
Sep 1989 - Jun 1990
NCC
English
Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$33
45 minutes
$49
60 minutes
$65
90 minutes
$115
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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