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Tutor profile: Curtis P.

Curtis P.
Concert Pianist, Harpsichord, Educatory


About Curtis

About Curtis
I am a pianist, harpsichordist, and educator in the Cincinnati area. Currently, I am completing my doctoral degree in music/piano at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, but I also completed degrees at Indiana University. I am passionate about music performance, music theory, and music history as well as pedagogy and education. I have many years of teaching experience both in classroom and private settings. I look forward to helping students achieve their goals.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have experience teaching in both private and classroom settings. At the University of Cincinnati, I taught group piano classes to music majors and non-majors as well as private piano lessons. My responsibilities included designing my own lesson plans, grading student work, organizing the curriculum, and preparing my classes for a virtual setting. At Indiana University, I served as an Associate Instructor of Music Theory. I taught all of the written and aural music theory courses for first-year students. In my final year in this position, I...
Indiana University - Bloomington
Music - Piano
2018 - 2021
Indiana University - Bloomington
Music - Piano
Master's Degree
2015 - 2018
Indiana University - Bloomington
Music - Piano
Bachelor's Degree
2011 - 2015

Work Experience

Work Experience
Curtis Pavey Piano Studio, Private Piano Teacher
2008 - Present
My private piano teaching studio has since 2008. I have taught students of all ages and levels. Currently, I teach at Willis Music in Kenwood, OH. At Willis Music, I teach private piano lessons to fifteen piano students. My students range from beginners to advanced pianists. I teach a diverse group that has ranged in age from 7-70.
University of Cincinnati, Graduate Assistant in Secondary Piano
2019 - 2021
At CCM, I taught applied piano and harpsichord lessons as well as group piano courses. My students included music majors (performance, education, conducting, composition) and non-majors. I taught all of the music education group piano classes at CCM and I also taught multiple non-major group classes. In addition to organizing my class curriculum, I was responsible for grading my students, preparing students for end of the semester recitals/boards, preparing lesson plans, creating syllabi, and preparing students for their roles as pianists in...
Indiana University Young Pianists, Faculty - Pre-college
2015 - 2018
As a faculty member of the Indiana University Young Pianists program, I taught talented pre-college students in the Bloomington, Indiana community. I was tasked with preparing students for a biannual recital and organizing their curriculum. My students ranged in ability level from beginners to early advanced level pianists.
Indiana University Bloomington, Associate Instructor of Music Theory
2015 - 2018
During the summers of 2015-2017, I served as a live-in counselor at the Indiana University Piano Academy. In this position, I was in charge of roughly fifty minors and assisting the faculty in keeping them safe, organizing their daily schedule, and collaborating with my colleagues to organize our work schedule. In 2017, I was the Co-Head Live-In Counselor. As the Co-Head Counselor, my responsibilities included organizing staff schedules, communicating with parents, and organizing off-campus trips.


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