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Stephen B.
Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
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Stephen B.
Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
Snap, Snap, Shoot Your Favorite Photos with this Award Winning Photographer
Want to know how to take great photos? I have been a photographer for nearly fifteen years creating mostly landscapes, macro, wildlife, night and architecture. My photos have been displayed at art shows and sold numerous times at the Mass. College of Art annual auction and give tours local to the Boston area. Boston Common, Arnold Arboretum Great Meadows in Concord, MA. More knowledgeable with Nikon. Please tell me about your photography background, what you want to learn, what camera and lens you have, etc.
About Stephen B.

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

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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.

Posted Mar 27, 2022
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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)

Posted Apr 19, 2021
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Great ., very nice person

Posted Sep 2, 2020
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Piano Teacher
Nov 2008 - Present
Studio
Teach basic and intermediate piano skills to children and adults. Designed finger exercise and chord lessons. Majored in Film Scoring and Piano at Berklee
Photographer
Mar 1997 - Present
Studio
Freelance Photographer / Designer Self-run freelance photography selling prints. Sold original photographic greeting cards in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston gift store as well as local farm stands, sold at the prestigious Massachusetts College of Art auction and various photography shows. Took product photos for a philanthropy organization. Achieved a variety of product photography projects that also include retouching, designing, imaging, signage and web banners. Summer Seasonal Photo Tour teacher Bring a few to several groups of people around Boston Common and teach them camera basics and photo composition. Green D Ventures Took photos for private event for Dartmouth College alumni investment firm. Photographer / Website and Graphics Technician / Designer USS Constitution Museum Charlestown, MA Produced images for the museum website. Duties include product photography, printing with Epson and HP printers, retouching and resizing. Report and communicate to sales director for photo shoot consultation. Maintaining gift store website archives and assist with updating products on website. Design flyers and signs for instore events and products. Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Boston Camera Club Boston, MA Coordinate marketing activities, event planning and created flyers to recruit new members, via coordinating notices to local newspapers. Organizing photography exhibits for special events.
Group Piano Teacher
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Piano Playtime
Taught twelve children Kindergarten through 4th grade basic piano lessons and musical games at the Glover School, Milton, MA
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
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
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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Instructor details
Photography
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Standish St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
90 minutes
$90
120 minutes
$120
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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