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Gordon Cobb

Vancouver BC | V6B 6J7

About me

Gordon received his BFA from SFU and his MMus in Composition for New Media from the London College of Music in the UK. He is currently a PhD candidate in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University where he is researching multimodal composing practices and transformative music engagement in music video production with urban youth. His work as a music composer and sound designer has been showcased in many public venues, including two Olympic Games commissions (Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010), the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights 2011, the New York City Ballet, and the Cedar Lake Ensemble, New York; on television with The Knowledge Network, and most recently with The National Film Board of Canada where he was the recipient of a 2013 Leo Award nomination; and in Vancouver with various progressive dance companies, such as Emily Molnar Dance, MovEnt, and Amber Barton Funk. He is the Artistic Director of Cobb House Studio, a children’s production company specializing in film and music production (www.cobbhousestudio.com).
He has also worked for over a decade in children’s arts education for various local arts institutions such as The Sarah McLachlan School of Music, The Arts Umbrella, and the Shadbolt Centre.
Gordon is a registered music teacher with the Royal Conservatory.

Specialties

I love to teach beginner and intermediate students and enjoy exploring a variety of styles, from Royal Conservatory & classical music to jazz & blues, pop music, and musical theatre. I prefer to teach students up to a grade 7 level.
I also teach song writing, film production, music video production, and sound design for film from my studio in Yaletown. I also run a variety of film and/or music camps during school breaks.

Education and Accreditation

Bachelors of Fine Arts from SFU, Masters of Music from the London College of Music (UK), PhD in Arts Education (ABD)

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$50 - $59

Availability

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Folk
Improvisation
Jazz
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Canada Conservatory
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults

Languages

English