Adam Munzert graduated with his Bachelors of Music from Christopher Newport University where he engaged in a variety of musical pursuits including composition studies with Dr. Christopher Cook, piano studies with Prof. Beth Tomessetti and Dr. Jeremy Reger, and tuba studies under Rodney Martell. During his time at CNU, he engaged in his studies through playing with the Christopher Newport University Band, Orchestra, and Men's Choir, as well as through solo playing of piano and tuba, chamber performances, and arranging performances of his compositions. He has been a member of both the Prince William County Band and is a proud alumnus of the Youth Orchestra of Prince William. He is now a local freelance composer, pianist, tubist, and music teacher in the northern Virginia area.
My teaching philosophy is one that revolves around honestly assessing the skills and abilities of students, helping them to see and understand their skills and progress, and consistent encouragement of their success and improvements no matter what skill level. These are reinforced by consistent repetition of ideas in different contexts. This way, concepts seeming abstruse to a student, such as ear training, are seen in their playing, the songs they hear on the radio, and in the sheet music that is in front of them. This is accomplished by modeling the concepts shown, application of theory to paradigmatic pieces, quizzes, and games. This way music is not drudgery, but a joy.