Homepage
Tutoring jobs
Oklahoma City 
$40/h
Unfortunately, this teacher is unavailable
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Troy
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
Levels
  • All Levels

Bass - Baritone, Piano Teacher, Music Consultant, and composer based in Oklahoma City

Methodology

Philosophy of Teaching

Teaching well requires knowledge and expertise; knowledge and expertise are gained through research and execution. Adequate and reliable research/investigation requires thoughtful and methodical technique. These can lead to excellence in performance or execution, which can lead to excellence in instruction and to further research. The process of reliable research is cyclic and similar to the scientific method—it begins with a question.

When a question is asked, we want to know why things are the way they are; if we are not sure of the why, we then hypothesize. There may be several possible answers to our questions so all viable possibilities should be explored. In order to adequately and reliably find the answer, data collection is required. The collection of data can be the most exhausting, yet rewarding part of research. The information must be adequately cited to confirm validity, while multiple sources should be used and cited; this will help minimize information bias. Materials may include—but are not limited to—print (book, periodicals, ect.) or digital (JSTOR; electronic databases) formats. Once adequate and reliable sources have been accessed using a method of unbiased data collection, the next phase would be experimentation, execution or performance (E/E/P).

E/E/P is the culmination of all the prior steps. From the initial question to the hypothesized answer and the subsequent research, we are then able to experiment, execute or perform. It is important to remember the result is dependent upon the investment—one gets out what one puts in. Done properly, the cycle of methodical research can be perpetual: we gain (the) information and knowledge from research which leads to the E/E/P. With a better understanding of the information, the knowledge can be used to develop better research habits/patterns; this could lead to self-growth or the ability (and hopefully the desire) to share their knowledge by informative instruction, continuing the cycle of the teachers and students within a specific concentration.



Troy Anthony Small, Mus.M.



Updated: Saturday May 19, 2018

Background

I have been singing professionally for over a decade and studied voice and music theory for nearly two. During my musical career,I have performed opera, jazz, soul, oratorio and pop, and hold a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. I've an extensive backgroung with music software including Finale, Cubase, Fruity Loops

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $175
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350

Details

Please add $5 USD to cost of instructor travels to your home. Cancellations must be made at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to justify a make-up lessons; cancellations made less than 24 hours of the lesson will not be eligible for refund or make-up except in extreme circumstance. In cases of legitimate illness, please notify ASAP for an available reschedule; do not try to tough it out if you are sick (listen to your body, please)!

Lessons offered by Troy
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
Levels
  • All Levels

Troy's resume

Education
2015 – 2018 Master of Music (MM): Vocal Performance University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma
2012 – 2015 Bachelor of Music (BM): Vocal Performance University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma
2004 – 2011 Associate in Arts (AA): Music Tulsa Community College Tulsa, Oklahoma
2004 – 2011 Associate in Arts (AA): Liberal Arts Tulsa Community College Tulsa, Oklahoma

Vocal Teachers
Dr. Kevin Eckard Scyuler Adkins
Paul Mabry Dr. Burton Parker

Vocal Coaches
Eric Grigg Kostis Protopapas Dr. Jeffery Peterson Susan Morton
Mark Armstrong Dr. Robert Glaubitz Dr. Barbara DeMaio Dr. Scott Crowne
Megan Clewell Eric Waggoner Richard Heard Richard Jobe

Teaching Experience

January 2016 – Present
Instructor Troy Anthony Small Studios Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
o Private instruction of voice and piano.
o Ages ranged from 18 to 50.

January 2015 – Present
Piano Instructor Central Community Music School Edmond, Oklahoma
o Private instruction.
o Ages ranged from 5 to 41

August 2011 – June 2012
Instructor Saied Music Company Tulsa, Oklahoma
o Private instruction of music theory, piano, and voice.

August 2007 – May 2011
Tutor Tulsa Community College Tulsa, Oklahoma
o Tutor for Music Theory I & II (Written/Aural)

Roles Performed
2018 Martha Sheriff of Richmond University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2017 Starbird Donkey/Mule University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2017 The Tender Land Grandpa Moss University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2016 Serse (Xerxes) Ariodate University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2015 Amelia Goes to the Ball Chief of Police University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2014 Die Zauberflöte Sarastro American Singers’ Opera Project
2014 Die Zauberflöte Sprecher American Singers’ Opera Project
2014 L’elisir d’amore Belcore University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2012 Trial by Jury Foreman University of Central Oklahoma Opera

Roles Studied
2016 Die Entführung aus dem serail Osmin University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2013 La Perichole Don Andreas University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2012 Albert Herring Superintendent Budd University of Central Oklahoma Opera
2009 The Sound of Music Captain von Trapp Tulsa Community College Opera
2009 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Hysterium Tulsa Community College Opera

Summer Performance Program
2014 Die Zauberflöte American Singers’ Opera Project of North Carolina Wake Forest University




Featured Soloist
Opera/Art Song
2015 Song of the Soul by Gabriel Gallear Project 21 Concert series Oklahoma City University
2014 Come Dal Ciel Precipita by Giuseppe Verdi An Evening of Arias American Singers’ Opera Project of North Carolina

2013 In The Beginning, God Music from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Masterworks University of Central Oklahoma’s
Mitchell Hall Theater

2013 Something ‘Bout Believing Music from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Masterwork University of Central Oklahoma’s
Mitchell Hall Theater

2013 Come Sunday Music from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Masterwork University of Central Oklahoma’s
Mitchell Hall Theater

2012 A Blessing by Dale Wood A Father’s Day Event Harvard Avenue Christian Church
2012 In Questa Tomba by Ludwig Beethoven Echoes of Middle Europe All Souls Unitarian Church

Oratorio
2014 Requiem by Gabriel Faure First United Methodist Church

Jazz/Popular
2017 Shadowboxer by Fiona Apple University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Lab
2016 Pretty Wings by Maxwell University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Lab
2015 Emotional Rollercoaster by Vivian Green University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Lab
2013 If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Lab





Masterclass Participation
2017 Alan Held University of Central Oklahoma
2014 Richard Heard Wake Forest University
2014 Dr. Barbara DeMaio Wake Forest University
2013 Dr. Steven Austin University of Central Oklahoma

Published Compositions
2014 Song of Solitude for cello/piano University of Central Oklahoma’s Radke Hall

Professional Recordings
2013 Zululand (Male Soloist)
• Featured on the album, Colgrass Horizons: The Music of Michael Colgrass.

2013 Come Sunday*
2013 Something ‘Bout Believing*
2013 In the Beginning, God*
*from the “Music of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Masterworks” concert.

Honors/Awards/Scholarships
2017 University of Central Oklahoma’s Presidents Honor Roll (fall)
2017 University of Central Oklahoma’s Robert Glenn Rapp Upper Level Music scholarship
2017 University of Central Oklahoma’s Presidents Honor Roll (spring)
2017 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (spring)
2016 University of Central Oklahoma’s Presidents Honor Roll (fall)
2016 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (spring)
2016 University of Central Oklahoma’s Presidents Honor Roll (spring)
2016 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (spring)
2015 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (fall)
2015 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (spring)
2014 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (fall)
2014 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (spring)
2014 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship (spring)
2013 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (fall)
2013 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship (fall)
2013 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (spring)
2013 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship (spring)
2012 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship (fall)
2012 University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award (fall)

Memberships/Organizations
2018 Golden Key International Honour Society induction
2018 Pi Kappa Lambda induction
2016 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
2014 Delta Epsilon Iota induction
2011 – 2012 Hyechka Music Society of Tulsa
2011 – 2012 American Federation of Musicians—Local 94: Tulsa
2010 Phi Theta Kappa Induction

Supplemental Musical Training
• Piano
• Notation software
o Finale
• Production software
o GarageBand
o Cubase
o Digital Performer
o Pro Tools


Relevant Employment/Experience

November 2015 – Present University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma
• Multimedia Technician I—Max Chambers’ Library

September 2009 – June 2012 Saied Music Company Tulsa, Oklahoma
• Print music specialist

Similar teachers

singing lessons close by? Here's a selection of teacher ads that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest music reading lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, piano lessons for all!

Warr Acres
College Sophomore Music Education Major! Flexible hours and willing to teach or help you with anything musical!!
$20
Kaylee
1st lesson free!

The student comes first! I try and make a connection with my students because you want to play at your most comfortable for...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Edmond
Classically trained, professional violinist gives music lessons, Beginner to Intermediate, classical or folk!
$35
Chazlen
1st lesson free!

I base my teaching methods not by a fixed system, but on what unique methods would best benefit the student. I have studied...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Houston
Piano and Voice lessons. Learn modern harmony, piano composition/arrangement, and improvisation. Julliard System (New York).
$30
Alice
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

PIANO LESSONS Learn how to play the piano easily and fast! I will teach you how to do it with a modern method more tailored...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Responds within an hour
Brooklyn
Opera singer, doctorate in music pedagogy in Brooklyn 10+ years experience teaching voice and piano
$80
Melissa
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I specialize in the Alfred Series for piano and My First Piano Adventure for young piano students. This approach focuses on...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Responds within an hour
Los Angeles
Award-winning music producer gives piano lessons in LA, based on over 20 yrs of music education experience
$70
Yoshie
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am very patient and open-hearted who enjoy working with students to help them achieve their goals. I try to build a good...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Brookline
Classically trained and versatile Voice Teacher with 5 years of teaching experience
$50
Andrea
1st lesson free!

I am predominately classically trained, but am comfortable and confident teaching students interested in all genres of...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Madeira Beach
Professional pianist with over 20 years of real-world experience offers piano lessons on the beach!
$30
Evan
1st lesson free!

I like to work with the interests of the student, and find out their hidden talents. I am also very organized, and use...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Rehoboth Beach
Award-Winning Pianist/Composer seeking students in Rehoboth DE Area. Berklee Grad. 30 Years Experience.
$50
Jerry
1st lesson free!

Every student whether adult or child has different levels of coordination, attention, time, and discipline. I attend to each...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour $40 $45 $40
5 hours $175 $200 $200
10 hours $350 $400 $400
Unfortunately, this teacher is unavailable