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Michael Sommerville, B.Mus

Toronto ON | M4E 1X1

About me

McGill Music Grad in Performance and Music Technology. I have ~20 years of teaching experience, and teaching is a passion for me. I have 6 'Compositions' available for purchase on all major Digital Music distributors (iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, etc..,), released through various Record Labels, and have charted in the Top 5.

Specialties

Counterpoint. Theory. Working knowledge of Music Software for Education. Sequencing. Technique. Alto and Tenor Saxophones.

Lesson details

Students can follow the RCM Syllabus and prepare for their RCM Exams, or we can assess your interests, goals, and abilities to have individualized, Tailor-Made Lesson Plans.
Students studying Sound Design and Music Technologies are encouraged to start with Shareware software while the basics are understood; afterwards it's important for the Student to invest in some entry-level Gear.

Education and Accreditation

McGill University B.Mus, Performance/Music Technology

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 2pm-6pm
Sunday - Closed

Teaching location

Students Home

Genre

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

Methods

Alfred Method
Faber and Faber
Kodály Method
Royal Conservatory of Music
Suzuki Method

Instruments and Subjects

guitar
pedagogy
piano
saxophone
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English
French