Composition, Conducting, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Singing
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Online via Webcam
I grew up in Greeley, attended University Schools K-8 (back when it was the lab school) and Greeley Central HS, graduating 2008. I graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango in 2014 with a double major: music performance and business administration. I have two older brothers: one is a doctor and the other a software engineer. My parents have been married since 1976 and are fortunately still going strong. For income I sub at schools around Greeley, teach private music lessons, play with a band, and also am running a home consulting business. In my free time I play sports and video games, read, watch movies, hang out with friends, and write songs. I love food, travel, music, sports (go Broncos!), and learning new things. I love teaching because I love learning. It's my mission to find what students love about learning in order to customize their lessons to their individual preferences and abilities.
My Musical Education Background
I have performed and played music my entire life. My parents enrolled me in kindermusik at age 2 and involved me in community theater productions throughout childhood. As a teenager I was inducted into the Int'l Thespian Society and performed with the elite choirs in high school. In college I studied music performance with a vocal emphasis (along with Business Admin) and performed with men's choir, chamber choir, and acappella choir, and Durango Choral Society. In Durango, I was a paid choral member at both Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Methodist church. I taught private lessons throughout college (appx 2012) and have also taught and conducted in group settings (band, choir, etc) since 2015. As a teacher I am positive, enthusiastic, motivating, and accommodating. I challenge students to build consistent habits to help them develop valuable skillsets and ultimately hone their overall style and prowess as musicians.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Subjects: Ear training, sight reading, rhythm, music theory, music history, song writing and composition, guitar, voice, piano, and harmonica. Genres: blues, jazz, rock, ragtime, classical, showtunes, pop, country, reggae, choral, rap, R&B, and EDM.
$25 per hour for minors $50 per hour for adults (18+) Rates are negotiable
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All ages, all skill levels
My Certifications and Awards
2014 BA Music Performance, currently pursuing NATS and MTNA certifications
My Musical Influences
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, George Thorogood, the Bee Gees, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Sex Pistols, Allen Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, CSN&Y, Styx, Journey, the Eagles, Dr. Dre, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls, Weird Al Yankovic, Green Day, Lit, Sugar Ray, Zedd, Zed's Dead, Infected Mushroom, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Ellie Goulding, Pink, Metallica, Tool, System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, the Offspring.
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