I believe that the most effective classes are ones in which students are excited to participate and learn the material, so I always aim to relate class content to each student's individual interests. I am more than happy to teach Music Theory concepts through pop, rock, musical theatre, or other contemporary styles of music if it engages students and makes them eager to learn more! Through my years of teaching, seeing students reach an "a-ha moment" has been one of the most rewarding parts of the teaching process and I hope to continue to foster this kind of supportive, encouraging environment! I am available to teach elementary/high school and RCM Theory/Harmony.
I'm a composer and songwriter, originally from Toronto, studying Music Theory and Composition at NYU and freelancing in and around New York City where I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from some of the world's coolest, craziest musicians. I have been studying music (theory, composition, and piano/guitar performance) for over 10 years, and teaching private music lessons since 2012.
Freelance Composition; New York, NY / Toronto, ON — 2018–Present
Score-composition for video game, podcast, radio underlay, and artist demos.
Newmarket Jazz + Festival; Newmarket, ON — 2015-2017
Pickle Barrel Restaurant; Newmarket, ON — 2016-2019
Serving Staff, Kitchen Prep, Dessert Chef, Delivery Driver
New York University; New York, NY — Bachelor of Music 2018-2022
First-year undergraduate at Steinhardt; Music Theory/Composition. Concentration in Film Scoring / Musical Theatre Composition
Studying privately with Joseph Church (Musical Dir. Broadway’s The Lion King, The Who’s Tommy, Conductor In The Heights)
Huron Heights S.S; Newmarket, ON 2012-2016
Instrumental Music major, concentration in guitar studies; Arts Huron program
Honors and Awards
Arts Huron Certificate; Music—2016
Intensive arts curriculum with a minimum of 10 (performance and/or theoretical) music credits by graduation
Andrew Slonetsky Graduation Scholarship —2016
For graduating students pursuing music at the post-secondary level
Ontario Scholars’ Award —2012-2016 Huron Heights English Award —2015-2016
Huron Heights Social Justice Certificate —2016
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