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The Juilliard School, New York City, NY
Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA
Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music
Workshop Classes, NYC, NY - Composing for Film/TV with Rick Baitz faculty instructor at Columbia University, and Richard Sussman faculty instructor at Manhattan School of Music
Workshop Classes, NYC, NY - Film Music with Mark Northam, Jeff Kaufman, Arranging with Scott Smalley Universal Pictures
Rutgers University, NJ - Private Study with world famous jazz pianist Kenny Baron
Private Guitar Studies, NJ - with Jeff Becker
Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ - Film Making/ Video Editing
Technical Background, as Audio-Studio Engineer. Advanced Technologies in Music Software
My original music is being played on internet radio around the world.
I am a dynamic entrepreneurial musician and aspiring composer for Film/TV, with over 20 year record of achievement and demonstrated success in teaching, composing, arranging, recording and performing.
I've attended "The Juilliard School" in NYC from 2005 to 2009 to further my study of composition and orchestration. During this time the Juilliard Orchestra Students performed two of my major works for orchestra at a reading in 2006 and 2009 with great success.
I have been working in a music career all my life. I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. Many of my students that I have trained, that have gone on to pursue careers in music have remained life long friends, and I still mentor them in some way.
I teach music lessons that generate energy and excitement!
After a lifetime of training myself and teaching others, I know what the key elements are to make you sound good in no time, without wasting years on lessons that get you nowhere.
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time. It has been a rewarding experience for me as a teacher to see my students grow, and feel good about their accomplishments. I have been training the musicians of the future for over 20+ years, and many have gone on to pursue professional careers in music with success!
I specialize in Piano, Classical & Electric Guitar (Rock & Blues), Lead Guitar-Improvisation, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin. Music Theory, Modern and Contemporary Harmony, Jazz Harmony, Jazz Piano, Contemporary Piano, Piano Improvisation, Composition, and Orchestration.
For beginner students, I like to use the most popular methods in teaching and introduce popular songs that the student can enjoy learning, to keep the lessons engaging and fun. For more advanced students, I guide my instruction to their interest but also to show them the key elements of becoming a real music professional. I teach the musical tools that you can't find in a book, that come from real world experience, a combination of my academic training and musical street smarts.
I offer lessons in: Adult and Children's Piano Methods /Jazz Piano Improvisation /Classical-Popular Piano/ Pop-Rock Keyboard. Acoustic-Classical Guitar / Electric-Rock-Blues Guitar /Lead-Guitar Improvisation /Ukulele and Mandolin. Basic-Intermediate and Advanced Music Theory - Composition.
My goal as a teacher and mentor to my students, (with innovative lesson planning), is to effectively teach them in a way as to save years of training to get them to their desired goal.
A student (beginner) studying with me for a year often sounds like they have the musical maturity of someone that has been taking 3 or 4 years of lessons. I inspire my students with a positive attitude. Learning becomes fun, and they truly look forward to their lessons every week with a feeling of accomplishment and self confidence.
I accept beginner (child/adult) students as well as students that have had training and want to take their ability to the next level. I teach at my own studio in North Jersey (Morris County Area).
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your goals and available lesson times.
Munro - Teacher/Composer, Pianist, Guitarist, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin
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