Private Instruction

 I offer private instruction to students of all ages and levels.  Each student is treated individually, and I use several different methods depending on the student’s motivation, skills, and personality. 

The foundation of my classes is based in core learning principles that can be applied  well beyond the study of music. 
It is my goal to help the student ‘achieve’ in whatever activity they apply themselves to.

I also explore the practical concepts of ensemble performance, solo arranging, and accompaniment.

The student must choose a primary music al style at first: either Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Flamenco, or Folk.

Topics Covered:

  • Transcription
  • Composition
  • Analysis
  • Melodic Studies
  • Harmonic Studies
  • Rhythmic Studies
  • Form Analysis
  • Sight Reading
  • Phrasing
  • Dynamics
  • Articulation
  • Music Theory
  • Interval Theory
  • Understanding Style
  • Fingerboard Theory
  • Improvisation
  • Accelerated Learning Techniques
  • Positive Habit Forming
  • Listening Studies
  • Tuning
  • Instrument Care and Maintenance
  • Coping with Performance Anxiety

Please contact the Marblehead School of Music for more information.

Marblehead School of Music
13 Essex Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
(781) 639-4773