Stephen B.

Stephen B.

Newton Highlands, MA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello,

I am a graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring. I teach very basic composition, Music I am interested in: Film Score styles, Classical, Pop, Rock. I also teach scales, finger exercises, chords, theory and basic songs. Exercises and theory comes first before learning songs though I am not ruling out any songs. I am fun, easy to get along with, very patient with kids and adults, and have a fun sense of humor.

About Stephen B.

Hello, I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring. With the current COVID-19 crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes.

I provide a fun and enjoyable piano class for students of all ages.

I teach many styles which include, Film scores, Pop, New age, Rock, improv, Classical and some Jazz. (Scales, finger exercises, chords, arpeggios, theory, simple songs, songwriting, posture, etc.)

In the past, I worked at Piano Playtime where I teach twelve Kindergarten to 4th grade group piano lessons. I am fun, easy to get along with, and very patient with kids and adults.

I have scored a local film titled "The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus" who's son Andre Dubus III wrote the story "The House of Sand and Fog." In 2003 the novel was adapted into a film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The film won first place at the Providence Film Fest in 2007. I also composed a jingle for the online college Capella University.

Your location is fine or you can come to me depending on distance. But at this time everything is online. I look forward in sharing this musical journey with you!

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Rahul
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Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable.

Posted May 7, 2019
Nancy G.
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Great lessons...Stephen is a wonderful teacher. Very kind and musical.

Posted Oct 31, 2018
Clifford W.
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Stephen was informative, patient, and very punctual. He made the effort to explain things thoroughly and gave me leeway to work on my skills at my own pace.

Posted Nov 3, 2015

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Nov 2005 - Present

Studio

Teach basic piano skills to children and adult beginners. Designed finger exercise and chord lessons. Majored in Film Scoring and Piano at Berklee

Photographer
Mar 1997 - Present

Studio

Freelance photographer specializing in landscapes, macro, night, architecture

Education

Graphic/Web Design
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

New England Institute of Art (Art Instittutes)

Piano and Film Scoring
Sep 1988 - May 1991

Berklee College of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Oct 2006
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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