Indeed, music demands art and skill, but also the essential elements of joy and--yes--fun! Such a trio of foci must be a part of any learning experience...
With that in mind, I balance ALL my lesson plans with three dimensions: (1) Achievable Goals, (2) Stretch Goals; and (3) Pure fun goals!
My passion is performing and teaching music, with a special focus on developing the artistic seeds within my students. I have had the opportunity to take my own training as a younger musician and refine those skills in such a way that my own learning process over these 25 years has become a teaching method in itself...
Indeed, teaching posting rates on an online form can be tricky because there are so many unique circumstances to consider for each student. With that in mind, I am happy to learn about each student's particular needs and then discuss rates with each individual student...
Professional Teaching Experience
1975-Present Private Guitar, Ukelele and Voice Teacher
1975-Present Choir Director/Instrumentalist/Voice Teacher —Diocese of Oakland CA
2014-2019 Yamaha School of Music, San Francisco
2013-2015 Adjunct Professor—Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
1975-2013 Music Teacher—Archdiocese of San Francisco
2000– 2015 Teacher/Presenter—National Pastoral Musicians
2004 -2005 Director of Music/Choir Director/ Jan Term Lecturer— St. Mary’s College Campus Ministry, Moraga, CA.
1973-1980 Music Teacher—Mount Saint Joseph Home
2008 Masters in Pastoral Ministry, Holy Names University, Oakland CA
1973 BA, Music/Communication Arts, Cum Laude graduate — University of San Francisco
1971 AA, Theology/Philosophy focus—Don Bosco Seminary, Newton New Jersy
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|1 hour||$45||$45||Not available|
|5 hours||$200||$200||Not available|
|10 hours||$375||$375||Not available|