Stephen B.

Stephen B.

Newton Highlands, MA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

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

Teaching since:
November 2008

I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring.
I love many styles which include, Film scores, Pop, New age, Rock, improv, Classical and some Jazz.
I teach basic to intermediate. (Scales, finger exercises, chords, arpeggios, theory, simple songs, posture and breathing, etc.)

Last year, I taught an eight year old girl and three boys. I currently 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.

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 jingle for the online college Capella University.

I have a car and can come to your location or you can come to me depending on distance. I look forward in sharing this musical journey with you!

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Nov 2005 - Present
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Teach basic piano skills to children and adult beginners. Designed finger exercise and chord lessons. Majored in Film Scoring and Piano at Berklee

Mar 1997 - Present
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Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
New England Institute of Art (Art Instittutes)
Piano and Film Scoring
Sep 1988 - May 1991
Berklee College of Music


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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Casey's Heroic Theme
Chopin: Revolutionary Etude in C minor
"Chariots of Fire" theme
Chopin: Prelude in E minor
Theme from Superman
Music Box Dancer
©Love Theme #1
Original Composition
Casey's Ballad
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3 Reviews

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Rahul May 7, 2019
Piano · In home

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.

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Nancy G. Oct 31, 2018
Piano · In home

Great lessons...Stephen is a wonderful teacher. Very kind and musical.

Clifford W. Nov 3, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

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