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I offer lessons in:

  • Bagpipes
  • Composition
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Popular Piano
  • Classical Piano
  • Uilleann Pipes
     
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    Casey MullenOffering private lessons in
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    I teach Piano/Music Theory and Composition lessons. I hold a Master's Degree in Music Composition from New York University and a BA on Piano and Composition from Miami University so I have a strong foundation on both piano and music theory. I am currently working toward a PhD in music compsotion at Rutgers University.

    I have also played the bagpipes for 14 years and have competed at the top level in bagpipe competitions. I offer lessons on Highland bagpipes, Smallpipes, and Irish Uilleann pipes.

    My Teaching Background
    I have several years of experience teaching piano to people of all ages and have taught piano at a professional studio. I have a classical music background but also enjoy playing and teaching popular music, jazz, composition or any combination the student is interested in. I have also tutored in music theory, and offer both traditoinal composition lessons and electronic music composition lessons.

    I have also taught bagpipes for a number of years and have experience leading the Mad Anthony Wayne Pipeband in Cincinnati and the Celtic-Fusion group Knocknagael. I have had students as young as 6 and as old as 60 and can teach any style of bagpipe playing.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I believe learning music should be fun and challenging. I try to balance catering to a student's specific interests while also expanding the student's base of knowledge. Music lessons should not only encourage growth of technical proficiency but also creative and expressive growth.
    I like to cover music theory and history topics as they are relevant to what we are playing to give the student a richer understanding of the music. From traditional classical music, to popular music, accompaniment and song writing, I am very interested in tailoring lessons to individuals so you get the maximum learning musical experience and enjoy what you play!

    Rates And Availability
    I have a home studio but may also arrange to come to you for lessons depending on the location. Rates vary depending on the length of lesson and what kind of lesson you are looking for, please inquire for specific rates.