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(Lessons will be unavailable for the following weeks: Jan 1 – Feb 1. Normal scheduling will resume on Feb 3, 2022.)

The majority of my students take lessons in LilyPond, music theory, music composition, and sound design. However I offer private study covering a range of other topics as well. For a full list of available lessons, see the section below. Please contact me to arrange your next lesson or inquire about rates and topics. If you decide to book a month of lessons (4 nonconsecutive hours), you will receive one free lesson (equal to a 25% discount).

*Lessons are 60 minutes and available via Skype or Zoom. Lessons via Discord coming soon.
*Currently lessons are offered on a Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday schedule.


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New Students:

Hello and welcome! If you are considering lessons with me, here is some more information for you.

All new students receive a free 30-minute / one-on-one introductory lesson. This serves two purposes. First, it will help you get a feel for my teaching style and help you decide if I would be a good fit as your instructor. Second, it will help me get to know you so I can create a flexible, personalized lesson plan that is perfect for you.

You are also encouraged to fill out a brief questionnaire form that outlines your goals, preferences, and learning style. This will also be very helpful for me as your teacher. For example, if you are a visual learner, you most likely prefer using pictures and video in order to learn or study. However, if you are more of an aural / verbal learner, you may prefer situations that incorporate sound and music, or spoken word and writing. Everyone learns in a different way. That is one of the main reasons why I choose to create flexible and personalized lesson plans for all my students: there is no one-size-fits-all mold that works for everybody. So if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy reading a long manual to learn something, or if you know you learn better in a social/instructional environment, then private lessons could be the best choice for you.

I also offer all my students the option to have their lessons recorded. This allows you to revisit and watch any of your lessons again at any time to review or track your progress as you learn.

Please email me to schedule your first lesson.

I look forward to meeting you!


Lesson Topics

Theory & Composition: counterpoint, scales, modes, contemporary composition techniques, atonal / serial analysis, improvisation

College Preparation: music theory, counterpoint, orchestration, music history, music appreciation

Software: Pure Data, LilyPond, Sibelius, Finale, REAPER, MaxMSP

Songwriting: arranging, feedback on your music, develop your own style, music coaching – defeat writer’s block

Sound Design: MIDI programming, sampling techniques, looping, learn synthesis, the power of impulse responses (IR), field recordings

Film Scoring: balance melody/harmony properly, compose effective cues, understand and engage your audience, avoid overshadowing what’s on-screen

Pro Audio: live recording (FOH) setup & special considerations, effects & DSP, mixing & mastering, vinyl repair & digital transfers

VST Instruments & FX: iZotope, Arturia, u-he, Rob Papen, Native Instruments, Xfer

Modular Synthesis Environments: NI Reaktor, Arturia Moog Modular, Tassman, AudioMulch, Bespoke, Bidule