Let me tell you about my music studio for students interested in keyboard, musicianship and creative work.
Instruction is offered primarily in my Maynard studio, by travel to your home for an extra fee, or by videoconferencing when feasible and appropriate. The typical lesson includes instrumental technique, repertory, musicianship and creative work. The time devoted to each of these areas varies to meet the student's needs. This combined teaching is essential, however, for training the well rounded musician
I begin sessions with technique: scales, arpeggii, and repertory are stressed to build fluency in playing. Repertory can range widely through a variety of styles to encourage the student to spend the most daily time at the instrument possible.
I have 40 years' experience teaching private students of piano and organ. I also teach beginning guitar, violin, flute and voice. I particularly enjoy teaching theory, improvisation and composition. I have successfully coached high school students in their preparation for the AP theory exam. A graduate of Harvard College in 1980 and New England Conservatory in 1976 and 1984, I studied piano with Victor Rosenbaum, composition with Robert Ceely and organ with Will Sherwood and Peter Krasinski.
During the summer I teach music, music technology and music theater at the Charles River Creative Arts Program in Dover, Massachusetts.
I am the organist and music director of the Sudbury United Methodist Church, Sudbury, MA. I became a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists in 2001, and an Associate of the Guild in 2013.
I use Apple and Avid digital audio and music processing software and have an ongoing interest in teaching how to create new music for digital media.
Please contact me if you are interested in finding an available time. The studio is open most weekday afternoons until 7PM and some weekday mornings, but not on the weekend. I am willing to travel to you to teach if the need exists, but I add a $25/hr travel fee to cover the cost of travel time.
My present rate is $50/hour. References are available upon request.