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Music Lessons

10 sessions available

Subject: Music

Ages: All ages

Skill level: All difficulty levels

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Since 1989 I have been active as a teacher, passing on my experience and skills in a wholistic and dedicated manner to individuals and groups in various settings.
In 1994 I was the Teacher's Aid for a class in North Indian music, employed through the Third Stream Department of New England Conservatory, Boston, USA.
In 1996 I commenced part-time University lecturing at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia, teaching a self-designed ear training course and electric bass. In the same year I also took on regular employment in St. Josephs High School's music department.

In 1997 I commenced full-time employment as Jazz Department Coordinator at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, teaching ear training, theory, bass, trombone, ensemble, improvisation...

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Since 1989 I have been active as a teacher, passing on my experience and skills in a wholistic and dedicated manner to individuals and groups in various settings.
In 1994 I was the Teacher's Aid for a class in North Indian music, employed through the Third Stream Department of New England Conservatory, Boston, USA.
In 1996 I commenced part-time University lecturing at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia, teaching a self-designed ear training course and electric bass. In the same year I also took on regular employment in St. Josephs High School's music department.

In 1997 I commenced full-time employment as Jazz Department Coordinator at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, teaching ear training, theory, bass, trombone, ensemble, improvisation, Indian music, songwriting/arranging, performance presentation, and assuming administrative responsibilities. In 2000 I was tenured into this position. For a list and description of University music courses that I have designed and delivered, visit my University Courses page.
In mid-2002 I left the Conservatorium in order to pursue a diverse range of performing and teaching experiences overseas. From 2002-5 I was based in Los Angeles, California and taught at centers such as Bang a Drum. During this period I also spent 2 months in Tokyo, Japan researching my bass book and performing. From 2005-6 I was based in Boston, Massachusetts and taught out of my home studio and also at Brookline Music School.
After 4 years overseas I am now based back in Australia, settling in Melbourne and re-establishing my teaching both privately and at the Box Hill Institute of TAFE.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
At the heart of education is the word "educe", which means an educator's role is to help the student realize for themselves their true potential wisdom, skill and knowledge and to bring it forth into the world. Because music is such a creative act, the education of music will always be a challenge that I feel passionate about. How rewarding it is to witness a student bravely come to terms with his or her obstacles and shortcomings, and to assist them with strategies which are tailored to their situation and their background. Over time, it becomes apparent that the student learns how to be their own teacher, and the teacher learns as much about act of learning as the student!
When I teach, I teach with the whole of music in mind. Theory, notation, improvisation, composition, ear-training, memorization, technique, and historical considerations are a few of the facets that are taken into consideration in such a wholistic approach.

DISCIPLINES / AREAS OF TEACHING OFFERED
I am happy to offer individual lessons, classes, workshops and lectures in the following areas of music. For more information click the links:

Electric Bass Guitar
Tabla
Introduction to North Indian Rhythm (for all musicians and enthusiasts)
Trombone
Ear Training
Music Theory
Notation/Scoring
Composition and Arranging
Improvisation
Jazz and Classical Ensemble coaching

TEACHING MATERIALS AVAILABLE
There are a number of articles I have written which may be of help to the music student. Feel free to download them. All I ask is for acknowledgement if you copy or distribute them, with this web site referenced as the source. My text book Bass Riyaz is quite a resource for bassists and non-bassists alike. I also have a transcription page which may be of interest. Please enjoy the following articles:

How To Practice

Important Rules for Correct Practice (Maurice Hinson)

What Is Flow?

Magic Squares

Why Incorporate Improvisation Into Teaching?

Introduction to Tabla and North Indian Rhythm

Introduction to the Theory of Time: an Indian/Western comparison

"Switch Blade" (Duke Ellington): a Spectrographic Analysis

Resumes, Biographies and CV's defined

LESSON CONDITIONS
If you are interested in going ahead with a lesson please download my lesson conditions document.

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