Piano, Guitar & Sight-Reading Lessons

Malcolm Wright

New York, NY

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About Malcolm Wright

The first lesson is free for up to one hour!

Part 1: Tutoring
Part 2: Lessons

Part 1: I offer tutoring in playing guitar and piano. If for example, you want to learn a song before a show or performance, whether it is an easy, difficult, slow, or fast song, I will assist or learn the song for you so that you can be prepared for your performance. I also offer tutoring to students in elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school as well as and Music 101 classes in college (call or email for details).

Tutoring also does not have to be school related; I also tutor people who are just learning music as a hobby. I also tutor for music theory.

Part 2: In our sessions, you'll learn each string individually, scales, chords, and chord progressions for different genres of music. By the end of our lessons, you'll be able to write your own songs, play other songs, and advance in your guitar playing with confidence.

I teach acoustic styles, bass guitar, and electric. You'll be able to play for your friends, for school, various occasions, or of course, just for fun.

I've played in a few bands during and after high school.

I always encourage my younger students to pursue music as much as they can. I find this part of my job to be very fulfilling and entertaining. I even go as far as helping them put bands together, help look for gigs, or coach on how bands sound and function as a collective.

My older students sometimes at first expect, because I tutor younger children to young adults, that my teaching style may be condescending or slow, but over the course of the lesson, they find that they learn quickly and at a steady pace. Some are even discouraged about my age (21). I have been teaching guitar for four years, and piano for two and a half.

I'm currently attending college for psychology and music. I've been studying music for 14 years.

In high school, I was in a jazz band, and I've tutored my last two years for piano, sight-reading, and trumpet. In my last year, I was the lead in the school musical West Side Story and headlined, or was involved, in talent shows and performances during the school year.

I can teach most ages.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for reading.

Malcolm Wright

Location

555edgecombe Ave, Apt 14c
New York, NY 10032

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Question and answer

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I enjoy enabling my students to be able to play the songs they enjoy hearing on the radio, especially helping them to impress their friends and family.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. While in my last year of high school I was told I needed another music class in addition with the 2 I already had. My teacher knew I already learned the material. Instead of just performing recitals, I tutored and taught sight reading and piano. I really enjoyed being able to help the other students to play songs they thought would impress the audience.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. I'm planning on auditioning for piano at another school in the spring that focuses specifically on music.
The songs I have to learn are all above advanced piano and take a lot of care and time to learn. The last time I read and played a song from this particular composer, it took me 1-2 weeks to learn. Only difference this time around is that I'll be learning 3 songs.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. I think its best to teach what you know (as obvious as it sounds) and learn from your students or even when your tutoring. I think this especially with music because, in my opinion, there's no one way to go about how you read or play music.
It's great to have patience, kindness, and a good will in mind.

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