- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching online lessons since 2009 and have found it as a great method to teach students across the world or just the town over.
For the student (with a working screen, camera, microphone, and speaker), the lesson experience is close to the same. An attentive student that follows a good practice regiment will accomplish just as much with online lessons.
Lessons from my home:
I have a music studio in Framingham, MA that I teach from. I can offer the most information and get the best results from this scenario.
Lessons from other studios:
I have set studios in Westford, Acton, and Waltham on certain days of the week. I would gladly help you join these programs.
Lessons via Video Correspondence:
I have started teaching lessons with video clip conversations. Basically the student has an assignment that they send to me and I respond with my own video clip teaching methods to improve, a performance example, and what I expect from the next video clip.
I look forward to talking more with you soon!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- July 1996
Dorian has lived and loved his musical experiences from a very early age. Starting on piano, he soon moved to trumpet. With many strong influencing teachers along his path, he has developed into the trumpet performer and educator of music that he aspired to.
After completion of highschool, Dorian received his associates degree from Onondaga Community College and earned two BM degree's from Rowan University in Music Education and in K-6 education.
Keeping busy, Dorian has just finished his sixth Carnival Cruise contract working as a Music Director and a lead/solo trumpet performer. During the cruises, he has worked with numerous Vegas-style production shows, dance bands, blues bands, jazz sets and numerous "fly-on" acts.
Dorian has now completed his masters degree in Trumpet Performance at Miami University of Ohio and has moved to the Metro-west MA area to begin his teaching career, while maintaining his active trumpet performance lifestyle.
Instrumental Music Teacher – Westford Elementary Schools
Elementary Band teacher in Westford’s three elementary schools.
Teach band before school, mixed group lessons during the school day and taught a jazz repertoire class and a trumpet ensemble at the Westford Academy.
I had 15 concerts this year along with playing for special events in and and out-of-school.
Private Instrumental Music Teacher – Metro-West Boston Area
One-on-one and group instrumental lessons for piano, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone and general music.
Private lessons include: music listening and analyzation, music theory, student transcriptions, reflecting on student recordings, jazz improvisation, Smart Music, digital music composition, multi-track recording with Garageband, studio recitals, and local ensemble performances.
Only music postions: active in all districts at the same time and still being requested
School Districts: Acton-Boxborough, Ayer-Shirley, Dracut, Natick, Carlisle, Nashoba Valley and Maynard.
Duties include: K-12 General Music, K-12 Instrumental Band, K-12 Choir
Long-Term Substitute Positions:
5-8 Instrumental Band - Carlisle Elementary/Middle School - Carlisle Public Schools
K-6 General Music - Gates Elementary School - Acton-Boxborough Public Schools
Guest Teacher in Bangalore/Chennai, India and Denpasar, Bali
Taught K-12 students trumpet and western music theory/notation that culminated with a group performance.
Worked with orphanages to expose children of India to western music and instruments.
Exposure to singing in the carnatic style and playing the Nagaswaram with daily lessons.
Exposure to performing Gamelan music and instruments.
Fall 2009–Spring 2011:
Graduate Assistant – Miami University – Oxford OH
Graduate Assistant to the jazz, recording, and brass departments.
Duties included: Directed jazz ensembles, jazz department librarian, logistics for out-of-state performances, assistant for undergraduate jazz history class, supervisor for recital recording studio, directed trumpet ensembles and master classes, arranged music for trumpet ensembles, one-on-one lessons for trumpet studio students, led sectionals for Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.
Massachusetts Music Certification: K-12 Vocal/Instrumental/General