Want to play your favorite songs? Interested in learning to write and record your own professional-quality music? Taylor is a versatile and experienced guitar, vocal, songwriting, and music production teacher teacher. He has been teaching for 7 years, specializing in tailoring lessons to each student based on their unique music goals. Taylor strongly believes music should be a joyful and fun experience where students' development is fueled primarily by their own love of their favorite music and tangible progress. Lesson plans focus on learning accessible songs of the student's choice, and developing skills through that process. Taylor also has a home studio in which he helps his students record, and learn how to record their own music with professional quality (optional also included in lessons).
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: University of Connecticut - Unknown, Psychology
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1430
SAT Verbal: 700
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 720
Guitar, Singing, Songwriting, Music Production, Surfing, Soccer, Traveling
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching style is rooted in strong organization and outlined study strategy. This involves students having a specific system to manage their course load (like a planner), creating clear study goals for each course, as well as a timeline of objectives in order to prepare for each test. Also, a chief goal of mine is to get to know my students, as well as their unique learning style. My tutoring style is consequently flexible and adaptive so that lessons are personalized for each of my students' specific interests, current level of motivation, level of confidence in their ability to learn each subject, learning style, and strengths and weaknesses. Customized materials and workshops can be valuable tools. From this tailoring process, I aim to ensure students find lessons engaging and enjoyable while making objective progress towards the learning goals. Positive reinforcement is an integral aspect of my teaching strategy, in order to ensure students feel rewarded and encouraged for their efforts. I will do my utmost to avoid any student feeling unmotivated, discouraged, or lacking in scholastic self-esteem.