Ian McCarty

Ian M.

Medford, OR
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Lesson Details

Hip Hop & Rap

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In my teaching, I lend the most focus to my students and their needs. I tailor my teaching to their unique goals and learning styles, and I ask many questions if not more than my students. This approach serves to keep my students engaged in the material and allows us to go at a pace that is most beneficial for the student to truly learn and absorb complex concepts in music.
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About

Ian passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Ian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

If you're interested in piano music, I can help! I teach a wide range of skill levels and ages. I give just as much focus and care to the beginner as to those who are further along in their musical journeys. My teaching methods involve the use of structured lesson and theory curriculum, along with my custom additions tailor-fit for each student and their immediate needs. I can teach you to read at sight, learn by ear, coordinate the hands and fingers, and provide you with the skills needed to learn any kind of music on your own. I specialize in teaching Classical, Jazz, Composition, Songwriting, Improvisation, Hip-Hop, and Music Theory.

I'm a professional pianist, accompanist, composer/arranger, instructor and piano technician based in the Rogue Valley region in southern Oregon. I make my living working full-time in the field of music.

Currently, I work as an accompanist for the American Eurythmy School, the Rogue Valley Chorale's Cantare Choir, and for the First United Methodist Church in Ashland. I perform jazz in small groups and with the Timberline Express Big Band from Medford, OR. I teach piano part-time from my lesson studios in Medford and Ashland as well as in-home lessons. I also tune pianos.

As a composer, I've written music for small jazz ensembles, saxophone quartet, SATB choir, solo piano, and instrumental hip-hop. My musical interests have no limits, and I believe that every genre of music has something to offer. Classical, Jazz, Composition and Improvisation are some of my teaching specialties.

My lesson studios are open locally to all ages and skill levels, and I offer private online lessons from my professional home studio. Chances are if you need help with anything regarding the piano then I can offer my services.

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Experience

Accompanist
Oct 2017 - Present
American Eurythmy School

I accompany rehearsals and perform challenging classical repertoire with the 2nd largest Eurythmy academy in the nation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Eurythmy_School

Accompanist
Sep 2017 - Present
Rogue Valley Chorale Association

I accompany the Cantare children's chorus for rehearsals and performances.

http://roguevalleychorale.org/

Accompanist
Jan 2014 - Present
First United Methodist Church of Ashland

Accompanist for the church choir and religious services.

Education

B.A. in Music Performance
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Southern Oregon University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

OMTA Level X Certificate of Graduation with Distinction
Jun 2009
Oregon Music Teacher's Association

A comprehensive and rigorous study program designed to prepare aspiring classical musicians to excel in music performance universities.

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