Teaching

Besides my work as a composer, arranger, conductor and producer, I also teach lessons and classes on topics related to my areas of expertise. I teach via skype and at my studio in Jersey City, NJ.

Lessons, classes, workshops and ensemble coaching on location are also an option. For inquiries, please CONTACT me.

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)
Rafael Piccolotto de Lima advising middle and high school teachers on how to prepare their students for the Fairchild music composition competition. Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Miami. 2014.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima advising middle and high school teachers on how to prepare their students for the Fairchild music composition competition. Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Miami. 2014.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima coaching CCI Award winners at Frost School of Music. 2013.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima coaching CCI Award winners at Frost School of Music. 2013.

Teaching experience:

  • 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-present – Private lessons.
  • 2008 – Brazilian Jazz Ensemble (teaching assistant at UNICAMP, Brazil).
  • 2006–2007 – Saxophone Teaching Assistant at UNICAMP.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima coaching CCI Award high-school winners. Miami. 2012.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima coaching CCI Award high-school winners. Miami. 2012.

AWARDS

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

  • Latin Ensemble (2013) - see video below.
  • Classical Ensemble (2013)
  • Latin Ensemble (2015)
  • Latin Ensemble (2016)