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Peter H.
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Have fun learning guitar, bass, or uke with experienced degreed professional! All levels & ages.
I graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music and have been teaching all levels, ages, and styles for many years. My students have ranged in age from six years old to eighties. With children, I develop a special rapport that keeps students interested in their lessons. With intermediate and advanced students, I evaluate each student's strengths and weaknesses and customize their lessons to help them gain a thorough knowledge of their instrument and the musical concepts involved in whatever style they desire to play. I believe in teaching not only the hows but also the whys of playing. Proper technique is vital to long term success. I start beginners correctly and coach intermediate and advanced students to correct technical flaws that keep them from attaining their goals. I have taught beginners through professionals, including Bachelors and Masters Degree students in Guitar, Bass, Improvisation, and Theory at university. Many of my students have studied with me for years. Music has been my entire life, and I love teaching! I have played all types of gigs as a professional: backing up famous singers, doing Broadway shows, studio work, playing with the symphony and ballet, Jazz groups, Rock groups, weddings, corporate events, and just about everything else. Guitar, Bass, Uke, or Theory: whatever you want to learn, I can teach you!
About Peter H.

Music has been the focus of my life since I was 10 years old. I love teaching students of all levels, ages, and styles! I feel that proper technique is essential for students to attain their goals. I start beginners correctly, so they don’t run into issues later, and have a great rapport with kids. I can help intermediate and advanced students correct issues that are hindering their progress. I teach students the whys of playing, not just the hows. Students’ goals are of utmost importance to me, and I customize my lessons to best help them achieve whatever they want to do. Lessons should not only be informative, but lots of fun! Let’s get going! After graduating Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, I began my career in Atlanta, playing guitar and bass with many internationally known artists. I was also guitarist for the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Fox Theater Orchestra, Theater of the Stars Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony, and played with the touring productions of many Broadway shows. I taught the Jazz Program at Georgia State University for 6 years, which included improvisation, arranging, theory, guitar labs, small groups, guitar, and bass at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree levels. I later moved to Chicago and enjoyed a thriving career as one of the city's top studio musicians, playing electric and acoustic guitars, bass, ukulele, dobro, mandolin, slide guitar, lap steel, and banjo on records and hundreds of national and international commercials. I also played with Jazz sax great Richie Cole, Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, and rock musicians bassist Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones/Sting), guitarist Jeff Baxter (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), and drummer Todd Sucherman (Styx). I currently live in the Detroit area. I have made my living solely as a musician for my entire adult life.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 1980

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Professional Diploma in Arranging and Composition

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Peter H.
Teaches Online
Have fun learning guitar, bass, or uke with experienced degreed professional! All levels & ages.
I graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music and have been teaching all levels, ages, and styles for many years. My students have ranged in age from six years old to eighties. With children, I develop a special rapport that keeps students interested in their lessons. With intermediate and advanced students, I evaluate each student's strengths and weaknesses and customize their lessons to help them gain a thorough knowledge of their instrument and the musical concepts involved in whatever style they desire to play. I believe in teaching not only the hows but also the whys of playing. Proper technique is vital to long term success. I start beginners correctly and coach intermediate and advanced students to correct technical flaws that keep them from attaining their goals. I have taught beginners through professionals, including Bachelors and Masters Degree students in Guitar, Bass, Improvisation, and Theory at university. Many of my students have studied with me for years. Music has been my entire life, and I love teaching! I have played all types of gigs as a professional: backing up famous singers, doing Broadway shows, studio work, playing with the symphony and ballet, Jazz groups, Rock groups, weddings, corporate events, and just about everything else. Guitar, Bass, Uke, or Theory: whatever you want to learn, I can teach you!
About Peter H.

Music has been the focus of my life since I was 10 years old. I love teaching students of all levels, ages, and styles! I feel that proper technique is essential for students to attain their goals. I start beginners correctly, so they don’t run into issues later, and have a great rapport with kids. I can help intermediate and advanced students correct issues that are hindering their progress. I teach students the whys of playing, not just the hows. Students’ goals are of utmost importance to me, and I customize my lessons to best help them achieve whatever they want to do. Lessons should not only be informative, but lots of fun! Let’s get going! After graduating Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, I began my career in Atlanta, playing guitar and bass with many internationally known artists. I was also guitarist for the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Fox Theater Orchestra, Theater of the Stars Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony, and played with the touring productions of many Broadway shows. I taught the Jazz Program at Georgia State University for 6 years, which included improvisation, arranging, theory, guitar labs, small groups, guitar, and bass at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree levels. I later moved to Chicago and enjoyed a thriving career as one of the city's top studio musicians, playing electric and acoustic guitars, bass, ukulele, dobro, mandolin, slide guitar, lap steel, and banjo on records and hundreds of national and international commercials. I also played with Jazz sax great Richie Cole, Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, and rock musicians bassist Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones/Sting), guitarist Jeff Baxter (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), and drummer Todd Sucherman (Styx). I currently live in the Detroit area. I have made my living solely as a musician for my entire adult life.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1980

Education

Professional Diploma in Arranging and Composition

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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