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Lessons offered by Richard
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Orchestration
Levels
  • All Levels

Current graduate student pursuing M.M. in Composition with a specialization in composition and music theory.

Methodology

I'm a firm believer in striving to be a complete musician and that is what I try to offer my students. Some of those concepts include notation reading, aural training, and music theory. I have a very practical approach to learning and teaching music and with diligence and some effort, you will learn a deeper aspect of music. I also believe that music should be for everyone and should be enjoyed by everyone. As such, I accept all ages and skill levels. If you are an aspiring new musician or a seasoned aficionado, and there is anything I can help you with, I would love to do so. The only requirement I ask for is that you come with an open mind and heart for learning about music. From my experience teaching, those curious about learning something new will always get the most out of it so come with a desire to learn and hopefully I can accommodate what you need.

Background

I'm a current graduate student studying for an M.M in Composition at Azusa Pacific University. I received an assistantship for the program by playing tuba and am also a teacher's assistant for aural training for the undergraduate students. I am the composition teacher for the music and technology class at the Azusa Conservatory which is an outreach program intended to introduce students to music. I am also the applied tuba instructor for that program. I also work for the School of Music as their senior music librarian. My duties include scanning, cataloging, labeling and distributing music to the school's ensembles. I currently hold a B.M. in Composition and Tuba Performance from Azusa Pacific University. I have been a freelance musician on and off for about seven years and am willing to talk about my experiences in the profession so far. I also play electric and upright bass.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Lessons offered by Richard
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Orchestration
Levels
  • All Levels

Richard's resume

EDUCATION:
M.M. in Composition Anticipated 2021
Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
Double Major B.M. in Composition and Tuba Performance 2019
Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
KodĂ ly Method Level III Solfege Pre-Certification 2019
Awarded by the Southern California KodĂ ly Association
KodĂ ly Method Level II Solfege Pre-Certification 2018
Awarded by the Southern California KodĂ ly Association

EMPLOYMENT:
Azusa Pacific University School of Music 2019-Present
Music Librarian


EXPERIENCE (Academic):
Azusa Conservatory of Music 2018- Present
Teacher, Composition and Technology
Teach local school aged children in a community conservatory, an appreciation of diverse music and introduce them to basic compositional techniques employed in the music through media resources. Teach critical listening to guide my students in analyzing music in terms of form, timbre, texture, strata, and instrumentation. Also teach basic audio concepts such as EQ, automation, panning, and recording.




Azusa Pacific University 2018-Present
Teacher’s Assistant, Practical Musicianship
Assist in assessing musicianship skills for students. duties include grading rhythm, singing, pitch recognition, and dictation. I occasionally have taught the class and tutored students.

Azusa Conservatory of Music 2018-Present
Private Lessons Instructor, Brass and Piano


EXPERIENCE (Music Tuba Performance):

Orchestral Performance Experiences
APU Symphony Orchestra Azusa, CA Principal Tuba 2019-Present
Pasadena City College Orchestra Pasadena, CA Principal Tuba 2013-2015
Local 47 Symphony Orchestra Hollywood, CA Tuba Sub Fall 2014

Musical Theatre Performance Experience
Burbank Community Theatre Group Burbank, CA Tuba Sub 2014

Marching Band Performance Experiences
Gold Drum and Bugle Corps Oceanside, CA 2011, 2012
Tournament of Roses Honor Band Pasadena, CA 2010, 2011

Chamber Music Performance Experiences
Azusa Pacific University Brass Quintet and Ensembles Azusa, CA 2016-2019
Pasadena City College Brass Quintet and Ensembles Pasadena, CA 2010- 2015


Wind Ensemble Performance Experiences
Azusa Pacific Wind Ensemble Azusa, CA Principal Tuba 2019- Present
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Band Burbank, CA Principal Tuba 2017- 2019
Azusa Pacific Wind Ensemble Azusa, CA 16-17, 18-19
Colburn Wind Ensemble Los Angeles, CA Summer 2017
Pasadena City Community Band Pasadena, CA 2010-2012
Pasadena City College Concert Band Pasadena, CA 2011-2012

Recording Performance Experiences
APU Studio Recording Orchestra Azusa, CA Principal Tuba 2017- 2019
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Band Citrus College Principal Tuba February 24, 2018

Noteworthy Performances
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with Sheriff’s Band Principal Tuba Winter 2017
Hollywood Bowl Performance with Mindi Abair Principal Tuba Fall 2012


EXPERIENCE (Church Music):
Foothill Community Free Methodist Church Azusa, CA 2017-Present
Electric Bassist

EXPERIENCE (VOLUNTEER):
Theology Box Podcast 2019
Composer/ Music Producer
Duties include writing the introduction music to the podcast as well as editing and composing music for future podcasts.

Azusa Conservatory of Music 2016- 2018
Private Lessons Instructor, Brass and Piano

Etiwanda High School Rancho Cucamonga, CA 2017
Tuba Instructor
Taught the tuba section proper breathing, marching, and tone production techniques. Assisted in preparing some students for honor band and drum corps auditions. Also assisted in basic visual assessment and attended some of their competitions.

Glendora Community Church of the Nazarene Glendora, CA 2017
Baritone 1/Tenor 2
Sung in a choir for a benefit concert that was meant to promote awareness regarding orphans and adoption. It was a month-long commitment to rehearsals and learning the music.

Azusa Conservatory of Music 2017
Arranger
Arrange simple accompaniment parts for my students to perform with.

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS:
Cum Laude Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA 2019
Dean’s List Azusa Pacific University , CA 2016-2019
Nominated for Student Recital at Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA 2013
The Student Recital is a showcase of the cream of the crop from all the Third Friday Recitals.

AWARDS:
Awarded Third Friday Recital at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA 2013
Third Friday Recital is an invitation for the best students to perform their jury pieces in front of the department.




MASTERCLASSES:
Doug Tornquist, Horn Guys Participant 2016
Roger Bobo, Pasadena City College Participant 2014, 2015
Pat Sheridan, Pasadena City College Participant 2013
‹TECHNOLOGICAL PROFICIENCY
Logic Pro X

MEMBERSHIPS:
National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
KodĂ ly Association of Southern California (KASC)
Organization of American KodĂ ly Educators (OAKE)

MAJOR TEACHERS:
John Van Houten, Hollywood Recording Artist
Mark Gasbarro, Hollywood Recording Artist, and Orchestrator
Dr. Phil Shackleton, Chair, Department of Musical Studies and Director of Music Theory and Composition APU
Beth Mitchell, Freelance Tubist and Eastman Performing Artist

REFERENCES:
Dr. Claire Fedoruk, Professor of Musicology at APU, Soprano at Los Angeles Master Chorale
Dr. Phil Shackleton, Chair, Department of Musical Studies and Director of Music Theory and Composition APU
Dr. Nike St. Clair, Lecturer, Practical Musicianship at APU, Mezzo Soprano at Los Angeles Master Chorale
Beth Mitchell, Freelance Tubist and Eastman Performing Artist
Mark Gasbarro, Hollywood Recording Artist, and Orchestrator

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