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Tony D.
Denver, Colorado
See Arrangement and Composition, above. If you want to focus on just one or the other, that's perfectly fine.
About Tony D.

I've been teaching voice, piano, and song writing for 12 years to students of all ages. I'm currently studying sound engineering at Arapahoe Community College and am excited to teach recording and mixing skills to those who want to record their own music. Teaching is one of my greatest joys as a professional musician, and I hope to share that joy with you! I focus on three principles in every lesson I teach: be aware, be creative, and be efficient. As awareness increases, seemingly contradictory ideas become complimentary; as creativity develops, we laugh and smile on the journey towards musical fluency; when we think and practice efficiently, we realize we're capable of far more than we thought.

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Teaching since 2010

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Bachelors of Music

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Composition
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my Lesson time with Tony. The way he figures out where I was in my learning of the piano, and then helping me in my weak points, That I've been brushing aside for sometime... I left our lesson time together feeling empowered in my ability to learn even more... And to actually enjoy the learning process... What can I say? I look forward to my next lesson with him...

Posted Apr 13, 2019
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Sweetest man alive! Very receptive to all of my questions and weird quirks and approached the session from WHAT I NEEDED rather than any sort of cookie cutter pre-planned lesson plan that he does with everyone, which I really appreciated! Really looking forward to growing and learning more from Tony!

Posted Dec 4, 2018
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Tony did a great job figuring out what my 6 year old needed for his first lesson today. My son is excited and had a fun first experience.

Posted Oct 23, 2018
Assistant Music Director
Mar 2015 - Apr 2018
Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church
I sang in worship services every Sunday as a soloist, with the adult choir, and with small vocal ensembles and a 3-piece band. I arranged sheet music for services, rehearsed and managed volunteer musicians, occasionally conducted the choir, and played piano.
Teaching Artist
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
San Francisco Opera Guild
With the help of a theatrical teaching partner, I worked with 3rd through 7th grade students to adapt a short story into a musical and then perform the show for the student body. I helped the students learn to sing together, compose melodies and lyrics, and accompanied the final performance from the piano. Some favorite shows: Alice in Wonderland, Night of the Living Fears, and All Summer in a Day (a marvelous Ray Bradbury story about humans living on Venus).
Children's Choir Director
Aug 2014 - May 2017
Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church
I led a children's choir made up of Kindergarten through 2nd graders. I taught foundational vocal technique, matching pitch, singing with solfa, rhythmic fundamentals, and we learned music to sing in worship services.
Music Teacher
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Venture Prep Charter School
I taught a 10 person choir 4 days/week. We worked on vocal technique and I arranged pop songs for us to perform. I played piano for rehearsals and concerts. I also taught a weekly elective class on composition and digital audio production using Garage Band.
Bass Section Leader
Aug 2010 - Jul 2014
Augustana Lutheran Church
I sang in the 60 person chancel choir and in the professional quartet. Responsibilities included leading sectionals for the basses and leading worship through chant and cantoring. I also composed for the quartet.
Bachelors of Music
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
University of Denver
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
$1500 Research Grant
Sep 2010
Partners in Scholarship (PinS from University of Denver)

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Instructor details
Composition
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
W. 35th Ave.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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