Hello, My name is Stephen. I have numerous interests in Piano, Photography, Geography, and Astronomy. I worked at Piano Playtime where I taught twelve Kindergarten to 4th grade group piano lessons. I am easy to get along with, and very patient with kids and adults. In the past, I 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 piano jingle for the online college Capella University. Locations I teach are near Newton, Brookline, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Dover, Westwood, Waltham, Bedford, Boston, Route 128, area etc. are okay or you can come to me. I also teach online. I look forward in sharing this musical journey with you! MY RESUME CAREER SUMMARY A challenging career in the field of music and art of piano pedagogy that will help students achieve their desired goals based on each individual needs. Demonstrate a strong commitment to help children and adults to learn cognitive and mathematical skills through music theory and piano. EXPERIENCE 2012 – Present Private Piano Instructor Traveling Music Lessons, At Your Door Music, TakeLessons.com Newton, MA • Teach basic piano skills to children and adults in person and online • Create finger, chord, video exercises, and online research to help achieve students clear understanding of weekly lessons • Commit students to stay on task, focus, and communicate with parents on their progress 2017 – 2018 Piano Playtime Glover School, Milton, MA • Instruct twelve children Kindergarten through 4th grade basic piano lessons, rhythms, and musical activities and help them with problem-solving musical skills Composer Newton, MA Composed music for two Capella University online commercials that aired worldwide Documentary Film Composer Newton, MA “The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus” Won first place at the Providence Documentary Film Festival and shown at various film festivals in the United States. Film Composer Newton, MA Composed music for Independent horror film "Eamon's Road" Premiered at The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA AFFILATIONS ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers) EDUCATION Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring and Piano Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA References Available Upon Request
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2008
Teaches ages 6+
Has background check
This is the best instructor ever. This instructor's prominent work ascends me beyond realities as he is patient calm and rewarding when you complete homework he sent, complete a song, etc. This instructor is loving and funny he lightens up the mood and encourages you with his soul raising the mood as high as the sun. I love this instructor, thank you so much for teaching me.
Stephen's a great instructor both from a technical and personable perspective. He's got a cornucopia of musical knowledge that's evident from how speaks to how he teaches. If you like any film score, chances are he knows how to play it. Speaking as a beginner, I can say he's been very patient and knows a bunch of exercises and books to learn everything thing from theory to practical pieces to finger exercises. He provides constructive guidance on what you're doing wrong, and I'm happy to see myself improve under his tutorage. (oh and if you're a sci-fi fan, you'll have a lot in common with him)
Great ., very nice person