My approach is to first develop an individual plan to give you immediate musical growth and satisfaction in the activities you are currently involved. You tell me where you want to go, I will show you how to get there. Together we will form exercises and learning strategies to fit your learning style. What you will get is useful technical knowledge but also develop your own philosophies that put life long meaning into your musical lifework.
I perform, compose and arrange music for small groups and full orchestra. I have also conducted and concert bands, orchestras and directed many small groups. My true love, however, is jazz and improv. I have degrees in music and teaching but what I've learned in the real world is also invaluable. You don't need to be a music genius to sound great.
Rehearsal Conductor, North Bay Symphony Orchestra (2001 to 2005)
Also assisted in various support duties.
Member Administrator, North Bay Symphony Orchestra (1996 to 2001)
Organized and hired players for concert rehearsals and performances.
Music Instructor, Brava Music Studios; North Bay, ON (1998 to present)
Brass, drums, keyboard, music theory & reading,
Jazz Improvisational techniques and composition.
Teacher at the Near North District School Board (1994 to 2009)
Taught junior and senior music, computer programming, math, civics, art and drama.
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (summer of 1993)
Senior Music Specialist
Nipissing University, North Bay, ON (1992 to 1993)
Bachelor of Education in Senior and Intermediate Music
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (1990 to 1991)
Computer Programming (continuing education)
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (1980 to 1985)
Bachelor of Music, Honours Performance
Interpersonal: group presentation, group and one-on-one instruction, public speaking, stage performance, coaching, business correspondence.
Computer applications: word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, database processing
Without Marco's incredible passion and knowledge for teaching music, I would never have learned how to play the bass guitar and find a real love for music. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone interested in music. He is immensely talented in many genres of music and different instruments. Very friendly and caring person. Cannot say enough good about him.
I highly recommend Marco for your music instruction needs. He is not only a wealth of knowledge and experience, he is also a warm and endearing individual from whom you will look forward to learning.
I had the privilege of working with Marco for four years, and in that time, he was a wonderful instructor. Not only is he incredibly talented at piano, theory, arranging, and performing; he is also one of the most patient, nurturing and caring instructors I have ever worked with. He is great at getting you to self start, and is very encouraging toward all new ideas. He lets you work toward your interests and helps you toward your goal in an easy going manner. I will never forget my time working with him, and the sense of confidence he instilled in me as a musician. Thanks Marco!
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