Introduction: Hello, and thank you for checking out my Thumbtack page! My name is Adam and I would love to share with you everything I've learned from my life-long music obsession.
I am classically trained as a pianist and hold a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. I have extensive performing experience both as a soloist and a collaborator and have performed across the USA and Europe. I am passionate about sharing my love of music with my students and getting to know what kind of musician they strive to be. All of my students receive individualized instruction that I cater to their strengths, weaknesses and learning style. I have a friendly teaching style, and I strive to combine the rigorous technicalities of my classical background with a more modernized approach – focusing on developing my students into well-rounded musicians who have a deep understanding of their instrument and a strong connection to the music they play. My students have won regional and national competitions and have performed internationally – some have even gone on to earn their own professional music degrees.
I can teach all styles and facets of piano playing. But, some of my favorite things to teach are classical, jazz, neo-soul, music theory, piano technique, ear training, improvisation, and music production.
In addition to in-person lessons in the Los Angeles area, I offer remote lessons through Zoom. My remote teaching setup is very sophisticated and includes a face camera, overhead camera, light-up keyboard animation (w/pedals), instant score notation and chord identification, and various OBS scenes to combine the camera angles with various graphics.
For music production lessons, I use Ableton Live and send audio through Sonobus for high quality peer-to-peer audio streaming. My favorite things to teach in this area are sound design, synthesis, arrangement, and mixing.
Director of Piano and Instrumental Education, Parlando School of Musical Arts, 2019-Present
Master of Music, University of Colorado Boulder, 2019
Bachelor of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2017