Music Theory/Aural Skills Tutoring
“Scott is one of the best teachers I’ve had at Eastman. He is so articulate and knowledgeable. He could always answer any question and is extremely concerned with students.”
—Teaching evaluation by Eastman School of Music student
LEARN FROM AN EASTMAN GRADUATE WITH ADVANCED DEGREES
Encore Music Creations is pleased to offer individual and small-group tutoring in music theory and aural skills. Prepare for entrance exams, get extra help for class, or simply further your own knowledge from a graduate of and former instructor at the world-renowned Eastman School of Music’s Department of Music Theory. Instruction ranges from fundamentals to graduate-level topics in tonal and post-tonal theory.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Encore co-founder Scott Perkins earned his Ph.D in composition with minors in music theory and music history from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He received his master’s degrees in music theory and music theory pedagogy from Eastman, and he holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in music theory and composition with a sub-concentration in vocal performance from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Scott also participated in workshops in music theory pedagogy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he worked with such leading scholars and teachers in the field as William Caplin, Jane Piper Clendinning, Gary Karpinski, Steve Larson and Joseph Straus.
Scott taught eleven undergraduate and graduate review courses at Eastman in ear training and music theory. He designed and taught second-year honors ear-training and sight-singing courses to the some of the school’s most advanced undergraduate students in those subjects. For two years, Scott was also a member of the music theory and composition faculty at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Scott taught musicianship at Depauw University in Indiana for four years, earning high praise from his students.
Read what Eastman students said in their evaluations of Scott’s teaching:
- “Scott is one of the best teachers I’ve had at Eastman. He is so articulate and knowledgeable. He could always answer any question and is extremely concerned with students.”
- “Scott displays a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge towards this theory course. I highly appreciate the way he presents materials for us because he makes himself very clear while delivering. He is simply amazing!”
- “Scott Perkins was incredibly patient and understanding. He always came up with at least 3 solutions to every problem or query. By giving us multiple options of how to break down what we were hearing he helped us all improve the way we aurally analyze music.”
Encore Music Creations is based in New Haven, CT. Long-distance tutoring through Skype is possible. Please contact us for scheduling and pricing.