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Billy H.

Arlington, TX

$35/hr

music theory, writing, ear, studio, from successful writer producer

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I have had a career as a songwriter and a musician for 32 years.

I have also worked as a teacher of:
*music theory
*ear training
*arranging music for the recording studio
*basics of songwriting
*audio enginnering - fundamentals & Protools software,
*music history
...and guitar and piano lessons

I have also tutored in music history, art history, American history and world history

Music Career:
I lived and worked in Nashville for 16 years as a staff writer for Sony music, Warner/Chappell music, and several other mainstream music publishers. I am the writer of the #1 country hit in 1989 - "Right From the Start" recorded by Earl Thomas Conley on RCA records. The song was also included on his Greatest Hits CD, and was used in the Paramount movie "Roadhouse" which is one of the most rerun films on television of the last 10 years. I have also written and published and produced other songs that have been played on television and radio through the years.

While in Nashville I owned & operated a recording studio that recorded songs for many famous and successful songwriters and artists, as well as major publishers and labels such as RCA, Capital, Warner Bros, Sony, Polygram, Universal, Mercury, Arista, Atlantic, Disney, Dreamworks, etc.

Now I am semi-retired living in Arlington Texas (where I grew up). I have a recording studio and I have written several non-fiction books. I enjoy working with musically gifted students - singers, songwriters, musicians - rock, jazz, blues & country music.

Testimonials

"Awesome"

- Kristi, Arlington, TX on 10/21/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer,
Video Production, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, Speech
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History,
Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Composition (Music),
Drums,
Ear Training,
General Music,
Guitar,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing, Songwriting,
Voice (Music)
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Composition (Music),
Film, Painting, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Piano,
Reading, SAT Reading,
Spanish, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TEAS
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Spanish, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I have played and taught guitar, piano, bass, and drums for 35 years, and I read music on all those instruments.

I have worked in Nashville in the recording studio every day for 15 years writing charts and transposing music to various keys, arranging and writing harmony parts for vocals, strings, horns, and rhythm section.

I have written and composed many hours of music for films, television, radio and advertisements and then arranged the parts for the various instruments and directed (conducted) the musicians as they performed it in the recording studio.

I can break down any popular song, musical theme or symphony and describe and explain the harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic content and their relationship to the composition and their relationships to each other.

I completed study of composition, arranging, ear training, and theory at college as well as with private instructors. (UTA & TCCC)

Drums

I've played drums for 30 years in studio on hundreds of recordings, and studied at North Texas State University. I also took private drum lessons from some very famous studio session musicians in Nashville. I teach all styles fropm marching- drum corp - to jazz rock country -popular grooves and fundamentals.

Ear Training

I have played and taught guitar, piano, bass, and drums for 35 years, and I read music on all those instruments.

I have worked in Nashville in the recording studio every day for 15 years writing charts and transposing music to various keys, arranging and writing harmony parts for vocals, strings, horns, and rhythm section.

I have written and composed many hours of music for films, television, radio and advertisements and then arranged the parts for the various instruments and directed (conducted) the musicians as they performed it in the recording studio.

I can break down any popular song, musical theme or symphony and describe and explain the harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic content and their relationship to the composition and their relationships to each other.

I completed study of composition, arranging, ear training, and theory at college as well as with private instructors.

English

I have special training in test studies for universities in English, grammar, writing, composition, and reading comprehension - and NOT in math. I have tutored in this area for 7 years and I also scored very high on my SATs.

ESL/ESOL

I am experienced in teaching ESL/ESOL for 7 years with various age students from various languages. I speak and read Spanish and some German.

General Computer

I have experience with powerpoint, excel, photoshop, many music and video programs for mac and pc, as well as basic website building and blog building with simple programs.

General Music

I have played and taught guitar, piano, bass, and drums for 35 years, and I read music on all those instruments.

I have worked in Nashville in the recording studio every day for 15 years writing charts and transposing music to various keys, arranging and writing harmony parts for vocals, strings, horns, and rhythm section.

I have written and composed many hours of music for films, television, radio and advertisements and then arranged the parts for the various instruments and directed (conducted) the musicians as they performed it in the recording studio.

I can break down any popular song, musical theme or symphony and describe and explain the harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic content and their relationship to the composition and their relationships to each other.

I completed study of composition, arranging, ear training, and theory at college (UTA & TCCC) as well as with private instructors.

Guitar

I have played on many recordings you have heard on tv and radio.

I have played guitar professionally in the recording studio and at live performances for 30 + years - styles...jazz, rock, country, folk, blues, others.

I have taught guitar for 30 years.

I am primarily self-taught but I have taken classical guitar in college and I have also taken private lessons from many of the most famous studio guitarists and session musicians in Nashville.

I have played and taught guitar, piano, bass, and drums for 35 years, and I read music on all those instruments.

I have worked in Nashville in the recording studio every day for 15 years writing charts and transposing music to various keys, arranging and writing harmony parts for vocals, strings, horns, and rhythm section.

I have written and composed many hours of music for films, television, radio and advertisements and then arranged the parts for the various instruments and directed (conducted) the musicians as they performed it in the recording studio.

I can break down any popular song, musical theme or symphony and describe and explain the harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic content and their relationship to the composition and their relationships to each other.

I completed study of composition, arranging, ear training, and theory at college as well as with private instructors.

Music History

I have studied music history for 35 years.
I completed several college courses in music history at UTA and NTSU.
I have read over 100 books on music history - jazz, classical, opera, country music, rock music, etc
I have been a guest speaker at several universities and colleges about the history of popular music.

I have lived and worked in the music business for 30 years day to day and watched it evolve 1st hand.
14 years working as a staff writer for:

Sony Publishing, Warner-Chappell Music, Music Daily, Peer-Talbot Publishing, EMI Music, Universal Music, and others.

Phonics

I am experienced in Phonics and have taught Phonics for 20+ years.

Piano

I have played piano professionally in the recording studio and at live performances for 30 + years - styles...jazz, rock, country, folk, blues, others.

I have taught piano for 10 years.

I have played and taught guitar, piano, bass, and drums for 35 years, and I read music on all those instruments.

I have worked in Nashville in the recording studio every day for 15 years writing charts and transposing music to various keys, arranging and writing harmony parts for vocals, strings, horns, and rhythm section.

I have written and composed many hours of music for films, television, radio and advertisements and then arranged the parts for the various instruments and directed (conducted) the musicians as they performed it in the recording studio.

I can break down any popular song, musical theme or symphony and describe and explain the harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic content and their relationship to the composition and their relationships to each other.

I completed study of composition, arranging, ear training, and theory at college as well as with private instructors.

I am primarily self -taught but have taken lessons from some of the most famous piano players and studio session musicians in Nashville.

Public Speaking

I have been a guest speaker for colleges and universities and songwriting groups talking about songwriting. I had to learn how to come up with a message, stay on message, and take questions. I also had to learn how to fit your message to the audience and to the amount of time allowed. I focus on delivery and diction - being heard and speaking clearly, and also how to deal with nervousness if necessary.

My experience in this area is documented by my recordings of my appearances - and my improvement as I went along. I have been a guest speaker at music seminars at the following locations:

University of Texas at Arlington
Tarrant County Community College
Vanderbilt University
Middle Tennessee State University
Belmont Christian University
Nashville Songwriters Association
Songwriters Guild
ASCAP
BMI
SEASAC
Ft Worth Songwriters

SAT Reading

I was one of the highest SAT scores in my school 15 years ago, and since then I have coached about 20 kids in the areas of reading comprehension and writing; and also grammar. I have coached study for SAT specifically to my 3 children and a class of 12 others.

I have also spent 25 years working as a writer of books, articles, and as a songwriter, receiving many awards.

I also read and write beginner-level Spanish.

Sociology

I have completed Sociology in high school, and Sociology 1 & 2 in college, making As in all classes. I have also completed Anthropology and read over 20 books on the combined subjects.

Songwriting

I have been employed as a staff song writer for a total of 12 years by Sony, warner Bros, EMI and Universal music publishing companies. During this time I wrote and recorded 100s of songs and helped many other writers.

I am the writer of many songs that have been published and recorded including a song that was a #1 country hit on the Billboard charts.

I have worked in Nashville in the recording studio every day for 15 years writing charts and transposing music to various keys, arranging and writing harmony parts for vocals, strings, horns, and rhythm section.

I have written and composed many hours of music for films, television, radio and advertisements and then arranged the parts for the various instruments and directed (conducted) the musicians as they performed it in the recording studio.

I can break down any popular song, musical theme or symphony and describe and explain the harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic content and their relationship to the composition and their relationships to each other.

I completed study of composition, arranging, ear training, and theory at college (UTA & NTSU) as well as with private instructors.

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Education

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Awesome — My son plays piano, double bass, and harp but he has really been wanting to learn guitar for a while. I am glad we found Billy. He is very patient and flexible. He is a wealth of knowledge not only for guitar but other music aspects. He relates to my son very well. ...

— Kristi, Arlington, TX on 10/21/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Billy will travel within 25 miles of Arlington, TX 76013.


About Billy

I have had a career as a songwriter and a musician for 32 years.

I have also worked as a teacher of:
*music theory
*ear training
*arranging music for the recording studio
*basics of songwriting
*audio enginnering - fundamentals & Protools software,
*music history
...and guitar and piano lessons

I have also tutored in music history, art history, American history and world history

Music Career:
I lived and worked in Nashville for 16 years as a staff writer for Sony music, Warner/Chappell music, and several other mainstream music publishers. I am the writer of the #1 country hit in 1989 - "Right From the Start" recorded by Earl Thomas Conley on RCA records. The song was also included on his Greatest Hits CD, and was used in the Paramount movie "Roadhouse" which is one of the most rerun films on television of the last 10 years. I have also written and published and produced other songs that have been played on television and radio through the years.

While in Nashville I owned & operated a recording studio that recorded songs for many famous and successful songwriters and artists, as well as major publishers and labels such as RCA, Capital, Warner Bros, Sony, Polygram, Universal, Mercury, Arista, Atlantic, Disney, Dreamworks, etc.

Now I am semi-retired living in Arlington Texas (where I grew up). I have a recording studio and I have written several non-fiction books. I enjoy working with musically gifted students - singers, songwriters, musicians - rock, jazz, blues & country music.

Testimonials

"Awesome"

- Kristi, Arlington, TX on 10/21/13
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Education

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Education

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Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Arlington, TX 76013

Billy’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer,
Video Production, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, Speech
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History,
Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Composition (Music),
Drums,
Ear Training,
General Music,
Guitar,
Music History,
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing, Songwriting,
Voice (Music)
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Composition (Music),
Film, Painting, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Piano,
Reading, SAT Reading,
Spanish, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TEAS
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Spanish, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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