Taylor Ambrosio Wood

Taylor A.

Seattle, WA
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Lesson Details

Percussion

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether a beginner or an advanced musician, I love working with students of any age and skill level. I tailor each lesson to specifically fit the student’s skills and interests, making sure that they are not only progressing but enjoying the process of making music. 
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About

Taylor passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Taylor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

I'm a video game composer who loves working with students of any age and skill level, whether they are beginning to compose for the first time or have been composing for years. Getting people started composing and watching them discover that they have a lot to say through music, is such a joy of mine. I tailor each lesson to specifically fit the student’s skills and interests, making sure that they are not only progressing but enjoying the process of making music.

My students have gone on to record their music in the Netherlands, write a musical that was performed at their college, write a song for their middle school talent show, score a short film - and much more!

With me, students can learn:

• Composition (any style: jazz, classical, pop – you name it, we can do it!)
• Composing for film, T.V. and video games
• How to use music composition software (Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase, Studio One, Pro Tools, Ableton etc.)
• Music theory
• Songwriting
• Music production
• How to use music notation software (write out your parts, charts, lead sheets etc. so that others can play your original compositions)
• Classical percussion techniques

Students can expect to have a lot of fun learning with me! We can write soundtracks, band pieces, solo pieces - whatever the student finds most interesting.

• Checkout my music at:
soundcloud.com/taylorambrosiowood

• My website:
marimbagirl.com

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Experience

Private Lesson Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present
Care 2 Rock

Private Lesson Teacher
Sep 2010 - Present
Freelance

Composition Teacher
Sep 2017 - May 2018
The Roberts Music Intitute

Professor of Composition and Sound Design
Jan 2016 - May 2017
Clackamas Collage

Composition/Percussion Teacher
May 2016 - Jul 2016
Birtch Creek Music Performance Center

Education

Masters Degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
The Berklee College of Music
Bachelors Degree in Percussion Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015
The Boston Conservatory of Music

Languages

english
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Conducting at AIR Studios in London

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Conducting at AIR Studios in London

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Remote Recording Session with the Budapest Orchestra

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Recording some fun cymbal sounds!

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Playing marimba at the Boston Conservatory

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Conducting a string quartet in Valencia, Spain.

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Recording percussion

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Playing marimba

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Playing in a film orchestra concert in Valencia, Spain.
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10 Reviews

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Quim Sep 11, 2018
Ableton · In studio

I had waaaay to much fun learning from Taylor, she explained ableton in a great way and now I can write songs and perform with it! I'm so happy would totally suggest taylor to be a teacher. Even if you are just starting out!

Jodi Youngman Sep 11, 2018
Piano · Online

My daughter has declared that Taylor is the best teacher ever. She loved her keyboarding lesson and can’t wait to learn more with Taylor!

Kate Sep 6, 2018
Piano · Online

My 11-year-old daughter is really shy, so I wasn't entirely convinced that online piano lessons would even work. However, Taylor is so personable... and has a methodology that gets students playing their favorite songs right away that now my daughter can't wait until her next lesson. I'm thrilled!

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James Sep 5, 2018
Logic Pro Software · In studio

I've been studing logic with taylor for a while now and am so happy i can use it to write my own music, she is very good at explaining things and technology and now i am much more happy working on the computer i would recomend

Martha B. Aug 25, 2018
Composition · In studio

My daughter has been studying composition with Taylor for a couple of months now and she loves it! She can't wait for each lesson - and is improving and more confidant each day. Thank you Taylor!

Lisa Apr 8, 2018
Film Scoring · In home

I've been working with Taylor for several months now and have enjoyed it very much! She has been helping me with Cubase and composition. Musicians need to collaborate and share ideas and I'm grateful I've had the opportunity to do that with her. She is well organized, easy to get along with, and has an impressive background. I would highly recommend her for your next project or if you're new to DAW's.

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Chris Apr 8, 2018
Composition · Online

Working with Taylor has been one of the best investments I have made for my personal development in the musical world. She has helped compose music for a play, has helped keep me calm when I feel like I am overwhelmed or overthinking my objectives and keeps me leveled. We have also worked on analyzing scores from classical to modern. I highly recommend her if not just for her knowledge/skills, but her great sense of humor as well (makes the lessons even more enjoyable). Thanks Taylor, you’re the best.

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Linda Feb 7, 2018
Film Scoring · Online

I was very pleased that Taylor offered Skype lessons, but I was a bit worried whether I could learn in this format or not. To my surprise, it was exceptionally easy and rewarding! Currently, Taylor and I are working on a piece that I am composing for my short film. Of course, as a newbie, I knew nothing about Apple’s Logic Pro X when I began, but Taylor took her time to explain just how the software worked, as well as the techniques I needed for scoring my film. I highly recommend Taylor and the very convenient Skype format! You won’t be disappointed.

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Rebecca (Becky) Jan 30, 2018
Songwriting · In home

I was really nervous about my performance of an original pop-song for my concert coming up in school. Things weren't working out with my previous teacher and that's when I found Taylor! She guided me through pairing the music with my lyrics, but in a way that really made me feel confident in what I was making! Taylor is super fun and easy to work with and when we weren't writing... we were cracking dad jokes! XD I performed the song at my school concert and I couldn't have been happier with the result! I definitely recommend Taylor and want to work with her soon again :3

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Wes Jan 29, 2018
Music Theory · Online

I had never written music before IN MY LIFE! And I was so nervous! But Taylor was so AMAZING!! She explained the basics of music theory and harmony in a way that was easy for me to understand! And with her help, I was able to write some beautiful piano solos!! She also helped me figure out how to record them so I could record them with my friends and post my solos online. They are so good!!! :D And I am so proud of myself!!!! I highly recommend Taylor!! She was so helpful and nice and sooooo funny!! I'm so glad I got to work with her and I will definitely come back again! Thanks TayTay!!!!!

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