Marwan Sledge

Marwan S.

San Jose, CA

About Marwan S.

Background check: Last verified 10/22/2015
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Marwan teaches: Ages 13 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I started playing piano at the age of 3, and started writing music at the age of 6.

Photos and Videos

Cityscape, a song fragment I wrote back in 2010.

Experience

Founder & CEO

Jun 2014 - Present
ebo Innovations

ebo Innovations is an online gifting services company. Name your price, and we'll pick your gift! In order to make the perfect selection, we take the time to get to know you, your personality, and your interests.

As with any start-up, it's exciting to do something new and innovative. I started the company with a new approach to online shopping and gifting.

iOS Power Management & Battery Life Engineer

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
Apple Inc.

In short, I helped make iPhone, iPad, and other device batteries last longer! =)

This position was a mix of hardware and software. Basically anything that consumes power, my team played a role in it.

Component Design Engineer

Oct 2011 - Mar 2013
Intel Corporation

I also did summer internships in 2008 and 2009.

Piano & Music Theory Instructor

Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Cornell Piano Society

I've had over 30 piano students during my time at Cornell. My students were a mix of Cornell students, outside students, one administrator, and one professor.

I also taught a music theory course offered by the Cornell Piano society for 2 years, as well as music theory and composition / songwriting in private lessons.

President

Aug 2006 - Jun 2011
Cornell Piano Society

As President, I grew the organization from just a handful of members when I first started, to a large organization with over 200 active members, 13 officers, 20 special committee members, and $13,000 semesterly in my last term.

Under my tenure, I created a peer based system for private piano lessons and music theory lessons. I also help coordinate events and performances throughout the school year.

Technical Intern

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005
NASA

While in high school, I had an awesome internship at NASA. I worked in one of the laser research labs dealing with photonic energy and interference patterns. I also built a robot using C and PBASIC.

Education

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aug 2006 - Jun 2011
Cornell University

Minor in Music

Aug 2006 - Jun 2011
Cornell University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Mathematic Achievement Medal

May 2006
Euclid High School

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Mar 2010
ASCAP

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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4 Reviews on Marwan S.

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Laura Sep 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Marwan makes learning piano fun!
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Laura Sep 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Marwan makes learn
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Yuko Y. Apr 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
So far I've had 5 classes with Marwan and I have to say he is GREAT!!

He has helped me improved significantly within this short period with both piano skills and theories. Marwan makes sure to understand your skill level and music knowledge in the 1st class and prepare the class based on your current skill level. I am in my late 20's and considered a beginner player, I was a little nervous in the beginning that I won't be able to learn as quickly as younger kids do and might struggle. But that thought disappeared immediately after my first 2 classes with Marwan. He understood it very well about what I wanted to learn and needed to improve at that stage. The class with him is super FUN.

I've had other instructors in the past but I always ended losing interests in playing after a while for various reasons. Because of that, in comparison I can say Marwan is very different from my past instructors and experiences, I enjoy the class very much and always look forward to the following week's class to find out what I will learn next.
He can be strict sometimes but because of that, you are always reminded what's not right with your plays.

I am very satisfied so far and HIGHLY RECOMMEND Marwan!!!
(But at the same time if he gets tooooo popular, I will be sad not to have the flexibility of getting his classes...lol)
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Cecilia M. May 18, 2015
AP Calculus · In home
Verified Student
Marwan is amazing!
He impressed me already the first minutes of the first lesson he gave my son in AP Calculus BC by asking specific questions and pin pointing where my son might need help. After that he has come prepared and focused with materials for each tutoring session.
Marwan's piano credentials speak for themselves but I want to underscore that he is really good at adjusting to the student's level and making it fun. My daughter always tells me afterwards *it is so much fun with Marwan!*.

On top of all that, Marwan is a good, kind person and a really cool guy. You could not be in better hands.
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