Peter Orphanos Studio

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I teach piano, guitar, and composition in an easily understood, stress-free method. Complete beginners to advanced students are welcome. I also have taught privately and @ UMass Amherst, Rivier Univ. & Amherst College. I include composition, some technique, and teach what can be applied - straight-away and in an easily understood fashion. I charge 25- a half hour, a little more if I travel out. I have studied with many diverse artist teachers from J.Coltranes teacher to Kuhn, Jarret, Corea, & Hancocks, teacher - who also had spent time with S. Rachmaninoff. I have also taught for the public school systems of Andover and Lowell Mass. If you could, get back to me for a lesson time as you'll have a better choice of times available. Peter Orphanos Resume: Peter Orphanos Lowell, MA 01852 PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Teaching Experience * Provides private instruction for piano, guitar, and composition * Offers extensive teaching and performance background * University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Performing Arts Division Faculty/Private Instruction * Graduate teaching position: Revolutionary Concepts of Afro-American Music with Archie Shepp. * Conducted Jazz Ensembles. * Amherst College, Amherst, MA Private Guitar Instruction. * Rivier College, Nashua, NH Private and Group Instruction: Music Theory / Guitar * Conducted academic research and instruction: Embellishments Symmetry MIDI * Music Theory-Composition * Uses Studio Vision, Overture, Professional Composer, DMCS, and Finale software. * Prepared lesson plans, implemented curriculum and graded material. * Supervises classroom assistants to grade student materials. * Assists graduate music students with MIDI and in the studio. * Advised students with varying abilities and skills to create successful and achievable academic and vocational goals. * Provided follow-through discussions and meetings to successfully complete and actualize students defined goals. Technology * Experienced with music software and is current with emerging technologies. * Understands the technological scope of today's music industry. * Hands-on with the first prototype of the Synclavier. * Skilled using computer software from a program's infancy throughout development. * Expert in Accelerated Music Theory within three different computer platforms. Research Consultant: Involved with a new music program written by MIT alumni. Supports current popular and modern style artists by exchanging ideas, critiquing, and participating in collaborative meetings involving music software, and performance. Studio * Advanced techniques in electronic musical components. * Studio techniques include mixing, overdubbing, and editing. * Produces a finished musical score on a timely basis minimizing additional studio costs. * Superior skills with Finale, Sonar, DMCX music software, MIDI programming. Publications * CD Recording With Open Eyes. Featured artists Peter Orphanos with Steve Kuhn, Eddie Gomez, Bob Moses, Charlie LaChappele and Jerry Bergonzi. * Instructional Guitar Book - Guitar Insight: A guide to composition and technique on guitar. Highlighted Performances * Professional performances at major universities, museums, art galleries, and arenas. * Played in sessions with many diverse musicians: Keith Haring, Timothy Leary, Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., Dr. John, Len Stelos, Ridgely Snow, Bob Kobus, and many others. * Guitar performances - classical music performances and presentations, blues, solo, duets, and trios, within public arena and private corporate settings. * PBS/BBC Theatre Hartford, CT. Played contemporary jazz in Real Art Ways, R.A.W. * PBS/BBC Theatre Special included a popular and original material with Butch Morris. * Saint Patrick's Cathedral Washington, DC Featured Guitar Soloist * Guitar Soloist with the New England Youth Ensemble / Thayer Conservatory South Lancaster, MA Apprenticeships * Instruction and Training with Madame Margaret Chaloff , Miroslav Vitous, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Oscar Ghiglia, Mario Escudero, Fora Andrew, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Dr. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse. * Invited by Andrés Segovia to study in Alicante, Spain. * University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Professor Archie Shepp Ensemble *The university of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA with Professor Roland Wiggins * Composition Piano Theory Arranging Composition and Ear Training Artistry * Acrylic Clay Encaustic Gauche Oils Pastels Water-Colors * Private Studies and Workshops with Sophia Spanos-Orphanos, Robert Douglas Hunter and worked alongside G. Condo Education and Training * University of Massachusetts MCC * New England Conservatory Berklee College of Music School of Contemporary Music Web Site Links * Amherst, MA Bedford, MA Boston, MA Boston, MA Brookline MA * Bachelor of Arts Degree Calligraphy / Photography Piano with Robert Sherwood Theory Composition

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    Coverage Area for Peter Orphanos Studio is about 50+ miles of Lowell, MA.