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$45/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Branden
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting
  • Musicology
Levels
  • All Levels

Certified Music Teacher and performer of over 10 years giving lessons for Music Theory to students of all ages!

Methodology

I like to make music relatable by using instruments, technology, and allowing students to explore our lesson content in their own creative ways. While Music Theory classes tend to be on the lecture side of teaching, I enjoy my classes being more of a group conversation where I facilitate the learning and the students apply their learning with each other as to help each other grow.

Background

As a Long Island native, I have been performing and teaching music for over a decade! I am a certified music teacher and am currently teaching General Music in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in New York. I have taught Music theory to hundreds of students, many of which have gone off to prestigious schools for degrees in Music Performance, Composition, and Musicology.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $45/h
Lessons offered by Branden
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting
  • Musicology
Levels
  • All Levels

Branden's resume

Education

M.M. in Music Composition & Arranging, 2017 – Five Towns College, Dix Hills NY

B.M. in Jazz Commercial Music Performance & Music Business, 2016 – Five Towns College, Dix Hills NY

Honors/Awards

Dean’s Award for College Service, 2015
Excellence in Student Government Association Award, 2013-2015
Five Towns Dean’s List, 2016, 2017

Certifications

NYS K-12 Initial Music Certification

Teaching Experience

General Music K-6 & Choir Director, Franklin Square USFD, 2020-Present
Franklin Square, NY

Director of Bands, East Woods School, 2018-2019
Oyster Bay, NY

General Music & Instrumental/Vocal Ensemble Director, Riverhead Charter School, 2016-2018
Calverton, NY

Professional Experience

Recruitment Manager & Instructor, School of Rock, 2018-2020
Rockville Centre, NY

Choral Director, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, 2018-2019
Westbury, NY

Choral Director, Brooklyn Center of the Arts, 2015-2016

Assistant Conductor, Five Towns College Summer Pops Band, 2016-2017
Dix Hills, NY

Guest Conductor & Section Leader, Five Towns College Chorus, 2014-2016
Dix Hills, NY

Higher Education Experience

Tutor, Five Towns College, 2013-2016
Sight Singing Levels 1-4
Keyboard Levels 1-4
Ear Training Levels 1-4
Music Theory Levels 1-4
Composition & Arranging
Conducting – Instrumental and Choral

Teachers Assistant, Five Towns College, 2014-2016
Ethnomusicology Courses - World Music
Music History Courses – Popular Music in America (Music Appreciation)
Arranging/Composition Courses – Computer Music Notation
Ensembles – Chorus, A Cappella

Student Activities Coordinator & Mentor, 2013-2016
Coordinator & Planner for Freshman Orientation
Freshman Orientation Team Leader
Freshman Music Mentor

Student Government Association President, 2013-2015

Skills

Music Theory – Jazz & Classical
Music History – Jazz, Classical, Contemporary
Composition & Arranging – Instrumental, Vocal, Film Scoring, Video Game Scoring
Music Education Pedagogy
Ensembles – Choral, A Cappella, Vocal Jazz, Concert Band, Orchestra
Conducting – Instrumental & Choral
Ethnomusicology – West African Culture & East Asian Culture

Interests

Music Theory - Any level
Music Appreciation
Music History – Jazz & Classical
Composition & Arranging - Computer Music Notation, Film Music
Music Education – Pedagogy, General Music Strategies, Ensemble Strategies
Conducting – Instrumental & Choral
Vocal & Instrumental Ensembles
World Music


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