Tatiana Dutoit

Tatiana D.

Honolulu, HI
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Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Dr. Tatiana Grecic Dutoit is a Piano, Voice, Composition and Music Theory teacher. She has a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's in Composition and Theory from Carnegie-Mellon University and is certified in two children's teaching methods, Suzuki and Kindermusik. She adapts her teaching method towards your goals and your pace. She teaches all styles of music and loves to play duets with her students.
Dr. Tatiana Dutoit has been teaching music at various schools, colleges, and universities (piano, composition and theory, basic musicianship, harmony, counterpoint, piano ensemble, orchestration, improvisation, notation, voice, and many other subjects) for over 20 years. She taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College, Community College of Allegheny County, New Mexico Highlands University where she founded and led the composition program, Bermuda Conservatory of Music, and Bermuda School for the Performing Arts. Since 1991, she has also been exploring the sound of pop, new age and rock. She was involved as a singer, keyboardist and songwriter, performing with various bands in the Pittsburgh and Honolulu area.
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About

Tatiana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
1989

EXPERIENCE

2012 - to date Easy Music Center
Honolulu, HI
Piano, Voice, and Composition/Theory Instructor

2012 - 2013 Kailua Christian Church
Kailua, HI
Music Director

2008-2012 New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Assistant Professor of Music / Composition and Theory Chair

2007-2008 School for the Performing Arts
Paget, Bermuda
Piano, Voice and Composition Instructor

2004-2006 Core-Age Records & Publishing
Hermosa Beach, CA
Owner of Independent Label

2003-2004 Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics
Phoenix, AZ
Piano Department Chair

2002–2003 Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA
Piano and Voice Instructor

1999-2002 Bermuda Conservatory of Music
Hamilton, Bermuda
Piano and Composition Instructor

1995-1998 University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Teaching Fellow (Basic Musicianship)

1990-1992 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Piano Teaching Assistant

EDUCATION

2001 University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D. in Music Philosophy, composition and theory
Doctoral dissertation: Two Musical Settings of “Sonnet VIII” by William
Shakespeare (Stravinsky, Dutoit-Dran: A Comparative Analysis)

1992 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
MFA, composition and theory (Minor in Voice)

1988 University of Arts in Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia
BFA, composition and theory with minor in piano

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS, EXPERIENCES AND AWARDS

· International composer, pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, frequently performing in community programs.

· Founder of Composition Department at New Mexico Highlands University.

· Developed several versions of curriculum and instructional materials that provide the integration of theory and music composition lessons for various levels.

· Strong interest and practical knowledge of Finale and Pro Tools, digital recording equipment, multimedia, and sound tracks.

· Produced five CD’s through Core-Age Records in various styles (classical and
experimental, world and film music, piano music, pop-rock, and new-age).

· University/College teaching experience (1990 - 2012) at the University of
Pittsburgh, Chatham College, Community College of Allegheny County,
Carnegie-Mellon University, and New Mexico Highlands University.

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Experience

Professor of Music
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
New Mexico Highlands University

Professor of Music in Composition and Theory. Taught a variety of courses including all Piano levels, Ear-training, Composition, Composition Seminar, Music Theory and other.

Education

PhD in music philosophy, composition and theory
Sep 1995 - May 2001
University of Pittsburgh

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Serbian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Piano
Jul 1998
Suzuki Assiciation of Americas

Suzuki Piano training in Canada. Not sure about the date.

Awards

October Prize in Composition
May 1982
City of Belgrade, Serbia

Affiliations

ASCAP
May 1996

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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"Palomita Que Vienes Herida" based on a Spanish/New Mexican Folk Song, composed by Dr. Tatiana Grecic Dutoit.
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Philip E. Apr 3, 2019
Piano · In studio

Between piano, music theory, and vocals, I've been a student of Tatiana'a for over 2 years now.

She's a quality educator and does an excellent job ensuring that her students grow in their skill.

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