Michael McClean

Michael M.

Rohnert Park, CA

About Michael M.

Background check: Last verified 09/20/2016
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Michael teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hello! My name is Michael McClean. I have been teaching independently for many years, beginning in high school as a tutor in Math and Sciences while studying on through AP Spanish and Calculus at Folsom High. I spent a year after this in an internship at my church, running the Middle School youth ministry. Into college I began work as a music instructor, studying music education for all woodwind and percussion instruments and teaching in both group and private settings. I also spent a year studying German and musical pedagogy in southern Germany. I have a B.A. In Music and minor in German Language from Sonoma State University. My girlfriend and I have been together since high school (nearly 10 years now) and are new to the San Mateo area, following an opportunity for her in the thriving Tech industry here. We have two cats and love meeting new people, playing board games and going on adventures. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions - my goal in teaching to ensure that a concept is not only memorized, but understood to its core for easy replication and application. I look forward to working with you!

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Experience

Piano Instructor

Dec 2008 - May 2016
Move Over Mozart

Group lessons for elementary students after school and private lessons for all ages.

Education

B.A. Music

Aug 2008 - Dec 2013
Sonoma State University

Music/Biblical Studies

Aug 2006 - Dec 2007
William Jessup University

Languages Spoken

German

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency
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6 Reviews on Michael M.

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Jonah Dec 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Michael was a great piano teacher to our 8 year old son who was brand new to playing any instrument. He was engaging and easy going. His lessons were structured and made sure a strong foundation was being set. Our son was playing and reading music within 5 sessions. We were disappointed to learn that Michale was moving away after 5 lessons but are glad we got off to a great start with him!
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Constantin Oct 26, 2016
Piano · In home
My boys loved having Mike as their piano teacher. He is very dedicated and easy to work with, really great at teaching based on each kid's level and personal style. After more than 5 years working with him, they were so bummed when Mike moved out of the area and could not continue.
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Moji Oct 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Michael is a fine instructor. He is on time, professional, and enthusiastic, which are great qualities if you are looking to learn music in your own home. I am glad my son had the chance to be his student last year.
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Lynn Fleck Oct 18, 2016
Mike taught piano with Move Over Mozart for 7 years and during this time I saw him grow as both a skilled teacher and friend. During this time he worked closely with hundreds of students imparting his love of music. Mike provided careful individual attention to each student while managing group sessions. There was always a balance of empathy and expertise in evaluating individual needs and customizing the lessons while guiding students of all learning styles, temperaments and ages.
Mike is an excellent educator and I highly recommend taking lessons with him.
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Owen G. Oct 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
This was our first lesson. Michael is very personable. My son enjoyed his lesson.
Thank you
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Jill Sep 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Mike was always patient, calm, and easy to talk to. He was polite, pleasant, and genuinely engaged. He explained things clearly and adjusted his instruction to my child's need. He was very knowledgable. My child enjoyed working with Mike. I can recommend him whole heartedly!
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