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Lazarus R.

specializes in Personalized Music Theory / Composition and Chinese Tutor ·

"I have about 5 years of experience in teaching Music Theory, Composition, and Chinese. All of which I absolutely delight in sharing knowledge about!

Perseverance, motivation, and comprehensible input are key! I always start new students with a casual sit-down session where I listen to the student's goals and aspirations. This helps me guide the student to find their own personalized way of learning more...

"I have about 5 years of experience in teaching Music Theory, Composition, and Chinese. All of which I absolutely delight in sharing knowledge about!

Perseverance, motivation, and comprehensible input are key! I always start new students with a casual sit-down session where I listen to the student's goals and aspirations. This helps me guide the student to find their own personalized way of learning. The moment I love the most about teaching is when the student becomes their own teacher through their own discovery and only needs me to push them in the right direction once in a while. I believe the teacher's main goal is to make the student into their own teacher so that they can fend for themselves in the real world.

The Chinese language has been an inseparable part of my life for the last 10 years. I passed the HSK 6 exam 4 years ago, but continue to learn more and more about the language every day. I speak 4 varieties of Chinese (fluency in descending order): Mandarin, Cantonese, Chibinese, and Hokkien. I have been attending Xiamen University in China for the last 4 years for my master's in Chinese Modern Literature. All my classes are exclusively in Mandarin Chinese, and I have been writing my thesis (in Chinese) on an analysis of Liu Cixin's Sci-Fi Novels through the lens of Western existentialism.

I've taught multiple students from all different cultural backgrounds how to improve their tones, their grammar, and just love the Chinese language altogether!

I've been composing music for 17 years, starting from a free notation software called Finale Notepad when I was just 10 years old. I was so enthralled by the music I heard in the Nintendo games I loved (and still do) that I wanted to start making my own video game music. Now, I work as a freelance video game composer and continue to write pieces for the media that caught my imagination all those years ago.

Skills I can teach: DAWs, Wwise, Finale, Composition of most genres/styles/ensembles, Ear Training, Transcription, Voice Leading, Score" less...

Details

fee: $25 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 30 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Lazarus R. is a certified tutor

Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, Music Composition

Xiamen University, Masters

Saint Jacob, IL 62281

Subjects Tutored

Music Theory - Chinese