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Tutor profile: Spencer J.

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Spencer J.
DMA Student at the University of South Carolina, 11+ years of instruction/tutoring private students
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About Spencer

About Spencer
I am a double bass DMA student at the University of South Carolina. My work experience includes performing as a professional musician in several genres of music, repairing stringed instrument bows, and teaching in various situations. In teaching and tutoring, I thoroughly enjoy helping other people develop skills that help them succeed and seeing their progress over time. My tutoring approach includes working to understand a student's learning style and finding ways to help them make their own discoveries and connections.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have taught private music lessons for over 11 years. Through this experience, I developed teaching and tutoring skills that allow me to help the student have a positive learning experience and make real progress that they and their parents readily observe. I have found my teaching skills very applicable in other teaching situations. I have worked for 2 years as a substitute teacher in 5 school districts. I instructed and assisted students in just about every school subject both in class and small group settings. This has taught me how to...
Education
University of South Carolina
Music - String Bass
Other
2019 - 2022
University of Rochester
Music - String Bass
Master's Degree
2014 - 2016
Brigham Young University
Music - String Bass
Bachelor's Degree
2008 - 2014

Work Experience

Work Experience
Carolina Music Studios, Private Double Bass Instructor
2019 - Present
I teach the fundamentals of instrument technique, ear training, and music theory. I also guide students in developing their creative musical style, developing problem solving skills, setting goals, developing positive habits and learning strategies, and overcoming mental obstacles.
Self Employed, Private Double Bass Instructor
2007 - Present
I teach the fundamentals of instrument technique, ear training, and music theory. I also guide students in developing their creative musical style, developing problem solving skills, setting goals, developing positive habits and learning strategies, and overcoming mental obstacles.
University of South Carolina String Project, Private Double Bass Instructor
2020 - 2021
I teach the fundamentals of instrument technique, ear training, and music theory. I also guide students in developing their creative musical style, developing problem solving skills, setting goals, developing positive habits and learning strategies, and overcoming mental obstacles.
Spencerport Central Schools, Substitute Music Teacher
2017 - 2019
I quickly assimilated lesson plans for various subjects and guided or taught students from lesson plan materials. I worked with all ages of students, kindergarten through high school, teaching entire classes as well as teaching small groups and individuals. I developed and employed classroom management strategies to help provide a positive learning environment. I adapted my teaching approaches to different abilities and cognitive/emotional needs.

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