Oliver Esposito

Oliver E.

Boston, MA

Lesson Details

Mandolin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

HI there! I have been teaching music for 5 years, and am deeply passionate about sharing music with others! I will help you learn how to use music as a tool of expression, tailored to each unique students wants and needs, while building solid technique and knowledge of music theory, and learning a wide repertoire. I am a current Berklee College of Music student, mandolinist, guitarist, pianist, vocalist and songwriter, and have extensive knowledge of music theory, ear training, jazz, funk, brazilian choro, pop, blues, contemporary bluegrass, folk and classical music. I have worked as an assistant teacher for elementary and middle school students and at Berklee’s Global String Intensive, developed a curriculum and taught private lessons on my own, I am studying Music Education and I run the Berklee Mandolin Orchestra. In addition I have written, crowd funded and recorded two records of my own (produced by Grammy Nominee Neilson Hubbard) and shared the stage with Chris Thile, Amos Lee, Tim O’Brien, Mary Gauthier, Langhorne Slim, Sierra Hull, Elephant Revival, Aoife O’Donovan, and David Grisman.
I love teaching and have extensive experience adapting to students’ individual needs, and keeping it fun and engaging! As a teacher I care just as much about my students’ wellbeing as I do their musical skills, because I believe the two are intertwined. My goal is to be a safe space and provide the tools so that students can find their voice, both musically and personally.

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Oliver delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

I absolutely love teaching music and believe it one of the most powerful tools of expression. I work to give my students the tools to express themselves, which include repertoire, technique, knowledge of music theory and musicality. I also have extensive experience with the music industry i.e. booking tours, working with publicists, auditioning and more. I am a current Berklee College of Music student, mandolinist, guitairst, pianist, vocalist and songwriter, and have extensive knowledge of music theory, ear training, jazz, funk, brazilian choro, pop, blues, contemporary bluegrass, folk and classical music. I have worked as an assistant teacher for elementary and middle school students and at Berklee’s Global String Intensive, developed a curriculum and taught private lessons on my own, my major at Berklee is Professional Music with focuses in Music Education and Songwriting and I currently run the Berklee Mandolin Orchestra. In addition I have written, crowd funded and recorded two records of my own (Produced by Grammy - Nominee Neilson Hubbard) and shared the stage with Chris Thile, Amos Lee, Tim O’Brien, Mary Gauthier, Langhorne Slim, Sierra Hull, Elephant Revival, Aoife O’Donovan, and David Grisman.
I love teaching and have extensive experience adapting to students’ individual needs, and keeping it fun and engaging for them. As a teacher I care just as much about my students’ wellbeing as I do their musical skills, because I believe the two are intertwined. As a person with marginalized identities, I know how important it is to see one’s identity reflected back in music and art. My goal is to be a safe space and provide the tools so that students can find their voice, both musically and personally.

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Education

BA Professional Music - Music Education and Songwriting
Sep 2018 - Present
Berklee College of Music
Concurrent Enrollment high school student. GED.
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO -

Languages

German/Deutsch
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Music Video for my original Breathe 
Mandolin and Voice: Oliver Esposito 
Produced by: Neilson Hubbard
Music video for my original song Pass On. 
Oliver: Voice and Mandolin 
Produced by Neilson Hubbard.
Photo by Oliver E.
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Ron Jul 13, 2019
Songwriting · In home

I have a true appreciation for Oliver, as a musician, songwriter, and most of all, as a person. You will not be disappointed if you choose to take lessons; having done so I find myself a better human being.

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