EDUCATIONAL

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EXPERTISE

  • Classical Composition

  • Jazz Composition

  • Classical Music Theory

  • Jazz Theory

  • Harmony

  • Orchestration

  • Arrangement

  • Brazilian Music Styles

  • Music Analysis

  • Conducting

  • Ensemble Performance

  • Recording basics for musicians (pro tools)

  • Mixing and Mastering basics for musicians (pro tools)

  • Video editing basics (final cut)

EXPERIENCE

  • 2008-present – Private lessons.

  • 2011-2016 – Teaching assistant at Frost School of Music, University of Miami. During this period I assisted  classes in jazz composition, arranging and recording technology, conducted classes on Latin Big Band music, Recording Ensemble and prepared special seminars about Brazilian music.

  • 2014-2015 – Advised middle and high school teachers on how to prepare their students for the Fairchild music composition competition. Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Miami.

  • 2013-2014 – CCI Award coaching for mid and high-school winners, Miami.

  • 2008 – Brazilian Jazz Ensemble teaching assistant.

  • 2006–2007 – Saxophone teaching assistant at UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil).

AWARDS AS AN EDUCATOR

I led 4 ensembles to win Graduate Downbeat Awards as a teaching assistant at Frost School of Music, University of Miami:

  • Latin Ensemble (2013)

  • Classical Ensemble (2013)

  • Latin Ensemble (2015)

  • Latin Ensemble (2016)

IN-PERSON

I occasionally teach classes, workshops, masterclasses as a guest professor. Recent activities include an arrangement masterclass at SESC (São Paulo), a big band workshop at UNICAMP (Campinas State Univesity), and a jazz ensemble workshop at Gene Harris Jazz Festival (Boise, Idaho).

I teach private lessons at my apartment in Jersey City, NJ.

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ONLINE

I teach online private lessons via zoom/skype.

I have online courses available here on my website. (click here to learn more)

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