I've been a composer/musician for 40yrs. I've academic background in theory, composition, guitar, and musicology. In addition I have professional and academic background in audio engineering, including level 1 ProTools certification. I have scored movies, games, and have released several albums on various labels.
I am a very patient, I do remember what it's like to start out! I like to tailor the lessons to meet the individual's needs, rather than a one size fits all solution. There are some standard text that might be used, but if we find during the lessons that a particular curriculum isn't working , I am happy to adjust to fit the students needs. In 3 to 6 months of diligent study and practice, a student should be able to perform with a certain degree of confidence and competence at his/her level.
Album releases under various names for the following labels:
Film scores for several avant-garde animated films.
Composed score and sound design for animated children's film.
Sound design for three games as a private contractor for Sony Playstation Home (Socom, Far Cry 2, Nike Environment).
Audio engineer and sound designer. Principal live audio and assistant final edit and sound design. (unfortunately my credit is not on IMDB, but it is on the movie credits). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1362097/
Tenor Vocalist for the Antioch University Chorus. Focusing on works of medieval Europe and 21st century modernist composers like Webern, Dallapiccola, and Berg,
Level one certification approved and certified by Avid Technologies taught by Dana Jae at CCSF.