Kevin Schwenkler

Kevin S.

Oakland, CA
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Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2012

Kevin Schwenkler began his study of music on the piano at the age of 8, followed by clarinet and voice in his early adolescence. He has classical, jazz, folk, and pop training on these instruments. Kevin holds a B.A. from Hampshire College, where he studied music- primarily classical singing- and mathematics. During his undergrad, he began to seek and employ a musical pedagogy combining stimulating, consistent practice and the simple joy of living musically. Kevin also holds an M.A. in music composition from Mills College, where he continually concerned himself with pedagogy through his position as a musicianship teaching assistant.

Experience

Musicianship Teaching Assistant
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
Mills College

I worked as a TA in the Mills College music department, instructing the highest level of the musicianship course series (Fall 2016, 2017).

Tutoring
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Mills College Upward Bound

Upward Bound at Mills College in Oakland, CA I was employed as a tutor/TA at the Mills College Upward Bound program. I tutored low-income high school students in algebra and geometry (Summer 2016).

Tutoring
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Upward Bound

Upward Bound at David Douglas High School, Portland OR I was employed as a tutor at the Upward Bound program at David Douglas High School in Portland, OR. I tutored low-income high schoolers of varying levels, from pre-algebra to AP Calculus (Fall 2013-Spring 2014).

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Teaching Assistantship, Music Informatics
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Hampshire College

As part of my senior thesis project, I TAed a course in music informatics. This involved working with students on topics including acoustics, Fourier analysis, electronic and computer music practices, and simple coding theory.

Education

M.A. in Music Composition
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Mills College
B.A. in Music, Mathematics, Physics
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Hampshire College

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