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Noah D.
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Dig deep into music theory with a Berklee Grad with 18+ Years of Experience
READING IS NOT REQUIRED BUT IS ENCOURAGED In Music Theory specific lessons, we'll focus on digging deep into music to understand it's parts (melody, harmony and rhythm) and how those parts work together to create the music we all love to listen to and play! These lessons are ideal for: - Lead players looking to develop more captivating ideas - Chordal instrumentalists like guitarists and pianists looking to expand their harmonic options and voicings - Improvisers of all levels - Songwriters looking to increase the impact of their songs - Producers struggling to create interesting chord progressions and hooks - Aspiring composers and arrangers What to expect based on level: - Beginner: We'll focus on absolute fundamentals like musical alphabet, accidentals, major scales, pentatonics, intervals, triads, simple rhythms and simple meters, intro to functional harmony and basic chord progressions. -Intermediates: For those comfortable with the materials in the beginner level, we'll focus on minor scales, other triads, intro to 7th chords, modal interchange (modal mixture), secondary dominants, further discussion of functional harmony, more complex rhythms such as triplets as well as compound meters, melodic and harmonic analysis, writing chord progressions and melodies as well as simple chord substitutions. Advanced: This is the truly exciting and interesting stuff! We'll learn about modes of the major scale, harmonic minor scale and melodic minor scale as well as other exotic scales, study of advanced 7th chords as well as upper extensions, hybrid chords and polychords, advanced rhythms like pentuplets and septuplets, melodic and harmonic analysis of more complicated music, deeper study of form and variation, advanced chord substitutions, more melodic development techniques, superimposition (playing one sound over another) and much more! In all lessons there will be some reference to music history but this will be minimal and will mostly serve to show how music has expanded over time and to show the evolution of music theory and what has been deemed "acceptable" as well as how some rules have changed. I'm very excited to help you learn music theory! Learning music theory will truly change the game for you and it's really like parting a fog once you start to understand how everything works and comes together. It is a MUST for musicians looking to take their craft to the next level. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals! Noah
About Noah D.

Hello and thank you for showing interest in lessons with me! My name is Noah and I’ve been a musician for 18 years. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelors degree in Jazz composition. When I first started playing the guitar I loved 80’s and classic rock! Towards the end of middle school I discovered Jazz and fell in love with it and have been playing and studying it ever since! I’ve been a teacher for 7 years and love my job! Trust me, we’ll have a lot of fun learning whatever genre you’d like! We’ll listen to songs, learn them by ear and dissect them if you’d like, so you can learn how to write your own songs! If you’re interested in attending a top tier school like Berklee, I can help you prepare to guarantee you ace your audition and can even help you get ahead of the game by preparing you for your entrance exam so you can skip some entry level courses! I love teaching and sharing the gift of music with the world and those who want to learn. If you’ve been wanting to get serious with the guitar for awhile, don’t hesitate anymore! I guarantee you’ll see a noticeable improvement with your playing within one month or LESS! So let’s get started today! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time via the Take Lessons platform! Looking forward to teaching and having fun together! Noah

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

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Core Music Tutoring (College Reading & Learning Association Certification)

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Noah D.
Teaches Online
Dig deep into music theory with a Berklee Grad with 18+ Years of Experience
READING IS NOT REQUIRED BUT IS ENCOURAGED In Music Theory specific lessons, we'll focus on digging deep into music to understand it's parts (melody, harmony and rhythm) and how those parts work together to create the music we all love to listen to and play! These lessons are ideal for: - Lead players looking to develop more captivating ideas - Chordal instrumentalists like guitarists and pianists looking to expand their harmonic options and voicings - Improvisers of all levels - Songwriters looking to increase the impact of their songs - Producers struggling to create interesting chord progressions and hooks - Aspiring composers and arrangers What to expect based on level: - Beginner: We'll focus on absolute fundamentals like musical alphabet, accidentals, major scales, pentatonics, intervals, triads, simple rhythms and simple meters, intro to functional harmony and basic chord progressions. -Intermediates: For those comfortable with the materials in the beginner level, we'll focus on minor scales, other triads, intro to 7th chords, modal interchange (modal mixture), secondary dominants, further discussion of functional harmony, more complex rhythms such as triplets as well as compound meters, melodic and harmonic analysis, writing chord progressions and melodies as well as simple chord substitutions. Advanced: This is the truly exciting and interesting stuff! We'll learn about modes of the major scale, harmonic minor scale and melodic minor scale as well as other exotic scales, study of advanced 7th chords as well as upper extensions, hybrid chords and polychords, advanced rhythms like pentuplets and septuplets, melodic and harmonic analysis of more complicated music, deeper study of form and variation, advanced chord substitutions, more melodic development techniques, superimposition (playing one sound over another) and much more! In all lessons there will be some reference to music history but this will be minimal and will mostly serve to show how music has expanded over time and to show the evolution of music theory and what has been deemed "acceptable" as well as how some rules have changed. I'm very excited to help you learn music theory! Learning music theory will truly change the game for you and it's really like parting a fog once you start to understand how everything works and comes together. It is a MUST for musicians looking to take their craft to the next level. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals! Noah
About Noah D.

Hello and thank you for showing interest in lessons with me! My name is Noah and I’ve been a musician for 18 years. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelors degree in Jazz composition. When I first started playing the guitar I loved 80’s and classic rock! Towards the end of middle school I discovered Jazz and fell in love with it and have been playing and studying it ever since! I’ve been a teacher for 7 years and love my job! Trust me, we’ll have a lot of fun learning whatever genre you’d like! We’ll listen to songs, learn them by ear and dissect them if you’d like, so you can learn how to write your own songs! If you’re interested in attending a top tier school like Berklee, I can help you prepare to guarantee you ace your audition and can even help you get ahead of the game by preparing you for your entrance exam so you can skip some entry level courses! I love teaching and sharing the gift of music with the world and those who want to learn. If you’ve been wanting to get serious with the guitar for awhile, don’t hesitate anymore! I guarantee you’ll see a noticeable improvement with your playing within one month or LESS! So let’s get started today! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time via the Take Lessons platform! Looking forward to teaching and having fun together! Noah

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Education

Core Music Tutoring (College Reading & Learning Association Certification)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English (North American), Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Great first lesson! he was fun and made me feel comfortable. He let me tell him what I liked about playing piano and what music I like.

Posted Dec 1, 2021
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Noah is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He makes sure you have rock solid base to work off of if you are complete beginner.

Posted Apr 29, 2021
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I have really appreciated Noah's expertise and knowledge to help me make progress. More importantly, however, he is very patient and encouraging which is needed when one is lacking confidence and finding it challenging to learn new skills.

Posted Apr 29, 2021
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Core Music Teacher
Jan 2013 - May 2016
Berklee College of Music
Core music tutoring services at Berklee provide students with one-on-one and group assistance in order to help them reach their potential. Tutor in Berklee’s core music courses: -Fundamentals of Ear Training, -Music Fundamentals, -Music Application and Theory, -Harmony 2–4, -Ear Training 1–4, -Solfege 1–2, -Arranging 1–2, -Tonal Harmony and Composition 1–2, -Art of Counterpoint, -Conducting 1. Tutors are all Berklee undergraduate students in their upper semesters who have displayed great proficiency in our core music curriculum. They are also certified by the College Reading and Learning Association through trainings offered in our program.
Core Music Tutoring (College Reading & Learning Association Certification)
Jan 2014 - May 2015
Berklee College of Music
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Music Theory
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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W
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$70
60 minutes
$85
90 minutes
$120
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30