Nii Akwei Adoteye

Nii Akwei A.

Silver Spring, MD

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Nii Akwei delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
October 2007

I have been a musician for the past 19 years. I've been professionally making music for ten of those years.

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My lessons are designed around the goals of each student; the first lesson is the exploration of those goals and the formulation of your specific lesson plan. Additionally, in the first lesson, I will assess your current skill level in the lesson subject.

Lessons include instruction in music theory, ear training, and music history as necessary to achieve the goals of each student. Weekly scales, exercises and other practice targets will be assigned as necessary. It is strongly encouraged that each student keep a notebook to keep track of what is to be worked on.

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Experience

Band Instrument Sales
Feb 2015 - Present
Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

Private Instructor
Oct 2007 - Present
Nii Akwei A.

I have been a private instructor in various areas of musical instruction for the past 7 years. I have experience teaching students from middle school through college. I've also taught adults of all skill levels.

Jazz Band Director
Aug 2013 - May 2014
West Springfield High School

Adjunct Music Instructor
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Westminster Christian School

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Miami
Master of Music
Aug 2009 - May 2011
University of Miami
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2003 - May 2008
Christopher Newport University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
Feb 2014
ACSAP
Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
Feb 2013
ASCAP
NASA Film Scoring Competiton
Dec 2011
University of Miami Frost School of Music
Full Scholarship
Aug 2011
University of Miami Frost School of Music
Outstanding Graduate college Large Ensemble
Jun 2011
Downbeat Magazine

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2013

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.

Photos & Videos

Composed and Arranged by Nii Akwei Adoteye
Performed by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band

Angelo Versace - Piano
Chris Burbank - Trumpet

Audio and Video Produced by Nii Akwei Adoteye
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