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Professional Musical Critique


10 per unit - Virtual OK - Posted Nov 21, 2018

I will provide a professional critique of your musical performance. This is especially useful for students preparing for auditions or upcoming performances, but also useful for hobbyists that want pointers on how to improve.

I would only require two things to help you (either as attachments or shared through an accessible web medium of your choice):
1. A recording of your performance (mp3 preferred)
2. A score on which your performance is based (PDF preferred)

I usually charge $75/hour for my music teaching services, but I have found that sometimes other musicians just want helpful, technical feedback, and don't want a whole lesson package. This is something I'm happy to give back. If you decide that you want to work with me as a performance or music composition student, we can work out a regular timeslot and monetary compensation later - but I would have very limited time slots available.

Training & Qualifications

I have been a pianist since 3, and a composer since 10 years of age. I've judged multiple competitions for the Northern Virginia Lions Club (granting college scholarships for top-tier high school classical musicians). I've also been a full-time music educator for over 5 years, with specialties in piano performance, music composition, and jazz improvisation. During that time I've helped high school and adult students get into the colleges of their choice, including some of the top conservatories in the country:

Peabody Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, and San Francisco Conservatory (SFCM).

I've also helped other obtain more modest goals, such as simply going to college for music, improving their composition skills for their own enjoyment, or giving performance critiques to help win competitions.

Availability & Preferences

Evenings after 6 pm, Eastern Time.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Adam

Nov 14, 2020
Highly recommend getting a Qi Gong lesson from Adam! He's great to work with as a student too, very perceptive and always brings a good attitude.
Sep 04, 2020
Enjoyed a far ranging discussion with Adam, although the service offering was a 30 minute software development consult. I am finding it takes a while get to know the person, so that the right questions can be asked, and the right language can be used. I was happy to find that Adam was immediately conversant with deep level programming "talk" and therefore *did* help with a one or two of the more arcane details I was after. Thank you for your time, Adam, and looking forward to the next one, whenever that is. Clarenceshow more
Aug 05, 2020
Adam is super helpful and informative as a teacher and quick to learn and inquisitive as a student. He is a great communicator and a huge asset to th...e Simbi community! show more
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Aug 02, 2020
Thanks for reaching out :) A pleasure to work with.
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Jul 30, 2020
Adam was incredibly understanding when I had to re-schedule my session! Looking forward to working with him in the future!
Jul 29, 2020
Adam is great to work with! Great sense of humour and a is quick and perceptive both as a voice student and as a Qi Gong instructor. I am super exci...ted to continue our exchanges! :Dshow more
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Feb 15, 2020
Adam is knowledgeable, quick, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Let me know how what we talked about helps!
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Apr 05, 2019
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Mar 17, 2019
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About Adam Edison

I'm a professional full-stack web developer, amateur composer of music, professional music teacher, avid gamer hobbyist, and fitness enthusiast. Full-stack web developer: * 10 years of experience,... 5 in production * Project Manager (Agile/Scrum) * Software Developer (JS, CSS, HTML5, PHP, Java, jQuery, Boostrap) * Software Engineer in Test (JUnit, Mocha, Chai, Selenium IDE) * QA Composer: * Classical chamber music * Jazz chamber and ensemble music * Solo piano works Professional Music Teacher: * 7 years as a full-time business, just recently closed, but still offer occasional music composition lessons, remotely * Taught mainly piano performance, jazz improvisation, and music composition (heavy on music theory) Qi Gong and Tai Chi Practitioner: * Since freshman year in college, total of 15 years show more

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