Kit Goldstein Grant

Kit G.

New York, NY
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Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner
Want to learn how to read music, how to find your way around a keyboard, or advance your knowledge of musical terms, symbols, time signatures, rhythm, key signatures, the basics of composition, etc.? I am an internationally-produced composer, and love tutoring theory and tailoring my lessons to student's interests to give them a better understanding of the fascinating mechanics of music!
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About

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Kit delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2011

I am an internationally-produced composer and lyricist, with over 15 years of experience in musical theater and composition. I have studied at Juilliard and the Tony Award-winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and hold a Master of Music degree in Composition from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. I am an energetic champion of new music, and a founding member of NYC's Composers Collective. I bring a lot of enthusiasm to my lessons, and love helping my students to grow their understanding of the inner workings of music and lyrics!

Songwriting and Composition students can expect to learn building blocks to help them understand musical structure while developing their own voice. I am passionate about craft in lyric writing, and songwriting students will learn about scansion, rhyme schemes, and how to structure a song to make it catchy and memorable. I love working with students to take classic songs and pieces apart and figure out what makes them work, and to then help students use these techniques to make their own work soar!

Music Theory students can expect to learn the mechanics of music in a fun, upbeat setting, and develop their understanding of the music theory through familiarity with the keyboard, notation, and fun composition exercises.

I look forward to working with you!

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Education

M. M. in Composition
Sep 2015 - May 2018
The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College
Composition, Orchestration, Music Technology, & Scoring to Picture Courses
Sep 2006 - May 2014
The Juilliard School
Composer & Lyricist
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Writing Workshop
B. A. in Cultural Musical Theater
Sep 2001 - Jun 2005
Union College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Miriam Gideon Award, composition award
May 2018
Brooklyn College
Nominee for Best Playwright for Musical "The Nose"
Dec 2016
Midtown International Theater Festival
Nominee for Best Musical - Voted Audience Favorite
Jul 2016
Strawberry One-Act Festival
Lehman Engel Award
May 2016
Brooklyn College
Mountain Playhouse International Playwriting Contest - Finalist
Jan 2016
Mountain Playhouse
Jackie White Memorial National Children's Play Writing Contest - 2nd Prize
Jan 2015
Columbia Entertainment Company
Helen-Jean Play Contest - Finalist
Jan 2015
Helen-Jean Play Contest
Burbage Productions New Writing Prize - Finalist
Apr 2014
Burbage Productions
Mountain Playhouse International Playwriting Contest - Finalist
Jan 2014
Mountain Playhouse
Jackie White Memorial National Children's Play Writing Contest - 3rd Prize
Jan 2012
Columbia Entertainment Company

Affiliations

ASCAP
Oct 2014

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Society of Composers and Lyricists
Aug 2012

The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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Photos & Videos

Reel for "The Nose: A Preposterous Family Musical" - Book, Music & Lyrics by Kit G.
"The Wrong Box" Ensemble (Photo by Jeremy Daniel).  Musical by Kit G.

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Photo from "It's Raining Tamales!", children's musical by Kit G.

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Photo from "The Nose: A Preposterous Family Musical" by Kit G., in performance in South Africa.

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Photo from "Where Angels Fear to Tread," musical by Kit G.  Photo by Brian E. Long.

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"A Sweet Disorder"
Text by Robert Herrick
Music by Kit G.
"The Wayward Clarinet Has Its Say" - Concert Music by Kit G.
"The Chaplins" - short film, music by Kit G.
"En Pointe: A Ballet for Two Violas" (Live Performance) - Concert Music by Kit G.
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Kim Mar 16, 2019
Songwriting · In studio

I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!

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