Martin Bayer

Martin B.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am equipped to teach traditional tonal theory in rigorous depth, but also feel that this is not always necessary or wanted, and so I often will teach specific elements of theory that are practical to a given student's musical goals while also giving an idea of the breadth of musical systems that are available.

About Martin B.

Hi! My name is Martin! I am a Providence-based composer and musician with expertise in music theory, songwriting, recording, and using audio software. I have a knack for demystifying musical concepts and helping people build a knowledge base on musical concepts that are so often seen as unapproachable. I love to give students the ability to tackle musical problems with ideas from a broad range of musical styles, including rock, classical (contemporary, modern, and the standard canon), jazz, Hindustani, and hip hop, which I find equally valuable in my own work. I am very easygoing, flexible, and will be sure to modify my lessons to suit your short- and long-term needs.

I have a Master's degree in Music Composition from Brooklyn College, and a Bachelor's degree in both Music and Interactive Multimedia from The College of New Jersey, and have maintained a strong interest and knowledge of both music and the technological developments that allow for innovative compositions and performances.

I am very much looking forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your goals!

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Richard C.
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Martin was very helpful even before I first met him. I spoke with him a number of times and he advised me on which saxophone to get. I am very pleased with the saxophone he suggested.
Overall Martin is friendly and easy to work with. He comes to my house which is very good for me and he is punctual. He listens to what direction I want to go and never pushes to do what I am not interested in. The lessons are at my pace and I never feel any pressure. I am learning quickly and am enjoying the lessons.

Posted Oct 21, 2015

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Experience

Audio Visial technician
Apr 2016 - Present

KVL (mostly)

Set up, and ran sound for various events, often live music performances, such as classical, rock, jazz, DJ, and pop acts.

Audio Recordist
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Atlantic Music Festival

Set up equipment, recorded, edited, and mixed recordings of performances of both premieres and old works.

Intern
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Drexel University Music Entertainment Technology Lab

Assisted doctoral candidates with research in subjects at the intersection of engineering and music. Helped prepare for, run, and teach at a summer camp for high schoolers that delved into engineering concepts behind various areas of music production.

Transcriptionist
May 2011 - Sep 2011

Immersion Music

Transcribed piano improvisations of Marvin Minsky to sheet music.

Education

M.Mus. in Composition
Sep 2013 - May 2015

Brooklyn College

B.A. in Interactive Multimedia
Sep 2009 - May 2013

The College of New Jersey

B.A. in Music
Sep 2009 - May 2013

The College of New Jersey

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Max Mathews Scholarship Award for Achievement in Sonic Arts
May 2015

Brooklyn College Department of Music

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jul 2015
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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