Marshal Yanowitz
Oakland, CA
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Marshal Yanowitz

Marshal Y.

Oakland, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I start from scratch with every student, and create a plan based on their goals, experience, and preferred music styles. No two students have the same lesson.

Additionally, because the jazz school I attended gave students very strong instruction in harmony and ear-training, I teach students not just how to read notes, but to understand what they're playing so they can be more creative and versatile. Moreover, I encourage students to feel comfortable making mistakes in a safe environment so they can step outside of their comfort zone.

About Marshal Y.

I've been involved with music for nearly my whole life. I started out with Suzuki violin lessons and then switched to piano when I was in the 2nd grade and have been performing, studying, composing, and teaching ever since.

I graduated from Yale with a Bachelor's in History and afterwards earned a certificate in Jazz Piano and Songwriting from the acclaimed Grove School of Music. I have also earned an Instructor credential from Kaplan, an MBA from Purdue, and have completed 10 psychology courses at UC Berkeley and SF State University, which has helped me understand students' different personalities and learning styles.

In addition to teaching students from 6-65 years of age for over 15 years, I have performed piano with jazz and R&B ensembles in Bay Area venues ranging from the Chevron and SF Filipino Jazz Festivals to the Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, and Claremont Hotels.

Depending on students’ needs, customized piano lessons may include note reading, site reading, harmony, technique, ear training, and learning songs. Styles include pop, blues, rock, jazz, world, and beginning gospel.

Additionally, I provide tailored lessons for Math (K-12) and Language Arts (K12) students. Math lessons may incorporate modeling, real-life examples, educational games and a dash of humor to make learning EXCITING. Depending on students' needs, Language Arts lessons might include reading comprehension, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

If you['re interested in learning how I help my Piano and academic students' learning experience more meaningful and productive, please message me here.

BTW, I start from scratch when designing lessons, SO NO TWO LESSONS ARE EVER THE SAME.

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Education

MBA, HR Management, Marketing, and e-Commerce
Aug 2000 - Jun 2001

Purdue University (Krannert Graduate School of Management)

BA, History
Sep 1987 - Jun 1991

Yale University

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