Search
Dave H.'s Photo

Dave H.

Music Producer, Songwriter, and Piano Study. Pro Tools help.

Music Producer, Songwriter, and Piano Study. Pro Tools help.

$50/hour

  • 180 hours tutoring

About Dave


Bio

Enjoy working with those eager to learn of all ages. Experienced Songwriter, Music Producer, and Piano/Keyboard teacher with a demonstrated history of working with electronic music as a published artist (Album 10 in progress). Skilled in Audio Engineering (Pro Tools LinkedIn Skill Assessment badge) and Music Technology (MS in IT). Songs written in several genres from jazz and rock, to most electronic styles. Familiar with Ableton Live & Push 2, Korg Gadget, Apple Garageband, IzoTope...

Enjoy working with those eager to learn of all ages. Experienced Songwriter, Music Producer, and Piano/Keyboard teacher with a demonstrated history of working with electronic music as a published artist (Album 10 in progress). Skilled in Audio Engineering (Pro Tools LinkedIn Skill Assessment badge) and Music Technology (MS in IT). Songs written in several genres from jazz and rock, to most electronic styles. Familiar with Ableton Live & Push 2, Korg Gadget, Apple Garageband, IzoTope Production Suite, Komplete plugins, analog and digital synthesis, etc.)

A keyboard player since 5 years old, I can provide instruction on piano, digital keyboard, or synthesizer incorporating theory, improvisation, and songwriting. I have consulted, written curriculum and taught to individuals, as well as, commercial studios at both the personal and college level on electronic music since MIDI was introduced.


Education

(B.S.) Penn State University
Plant Science
Bloomsburg University of PA
Masters
Leading Change Institute - Fellow 2013
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Free initial orientation and discovery session. Discounts available for multiple hours.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/14/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I built a music studio in 1983 when MIDI was introduced, producing commercial music for radio advertisements and video training. Also consulted and trained individual musicians, school districts, universities, and private studios for over 30 years. I currently teach electronic music production part-time at the university level and have produced seven of my own albums, currently finishing my eighth.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I combine traditional methodology using the John Thompson series with practical theory. Where I differentiate myself from other instructors, is my teaching the student how to improvise to create their own songs. I am a Music Producer and Songwriter, using keyboards as my primary tool. I began classical piano training at 5 years old and continuing through college. After graduating from college, I started to give lessons to all ages and have continued to this day for the beginner and intermediate student.

Most Popular

Piano

Piano

I combine traditional methodology using the John Thompson series with practical theory. Where I differentiate myself from other instructors, is my teaching the student how to improvise to create their own songs. I am a Music Producer and Songwriter, using keyboards as my primary tool. I began classical piano training at 5 years old and continuing through college. After graduating from college, I started to give lessons to all ages and have continued to this day for the beginner and intermediate student.

Music

Music Production,

Music Production

I built a music studio in 1983 when MIDI was introduced, producing commercial music for radio advertisements and video training. Also consulted and trained individual musicians, school districts, universities, and private studios for over 30 years. I currently teach electronic music production part-time at the university level and have produced seven of my own albums, currently finishing my eighth.
Piano,

Piano

I combine traditional methodology using the John Thompson series with practical theory. Where I differentiate myself from other instructors, is my teaching the student how to improvise to create their own songs. I am a Music Producer and Songwriter, using keyboards as my primary tool. I began classical piano training at 5 years old and continuing through college. After graduating from college, I started to give lessons to all ages and have continued to this day for the beginner and intermediate student.
Songwriting

Songwriting

In addition to assisting other musicians for years, I have published seven albums and am completing my eighth. I have written for many different genres. Currently teach composition part-time at the college level. I have written commercial music, training videos, and many collaborations. I can combine lessons with skills in Music Production, for which I'm also qualified.

Summer

Piano

Piano

I combine traditional methodology using the John Thompson series with practical theory. Where I differentiate myself from other instructors, is my teaching the student how to improvise to create their own songs. I am a Music Producer and Songwriter, using keyboards as my primary tool. I began classical piano training at 5 years old and continuing through college. After graduating from college, I started to give lessons to all ages and have continued to this day for the beginner and intermediate student.

Examples of Expertise


Dave has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (65 ratings)
5 star
(65)
4 star
(0)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Show reviews that mention

All reviews

Highly recommended!

Dave is not only easygoing and patient, but he has an excellent fund of knowledge which he extends in an understandable progressive format. He will tailor your work to your specific needs. Very highly recommended

Michael, 4 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable and patient instructor.

Dave is a great teacher and has a great deal of experience and knowledge of pro tools. I would recommend him to anyone looking to expand their skills and knowledge of pro tools and music production.

Adam, 13 lessons with Dave

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Not only did Dave provide me with excellent customer service, he had an open-and-honest style of teaching. I learned the power of master plugins, Ozone 9 and Tonal Balance Control in our first lesson and I look forward to more sessions with Dave.

Monica, 1 lesson with Dave
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your positive comment! You had an interesting project, too. Regards, Dave

Another great lesson

I am learning important tools to really make music. Dave is clear and patient and has really helped me Make progress learning Protools. Every lesson is packed full of information

Shira , 22 lessons with Dave

Great teacher!

Dave is very patient and full of knowledge. He guides you but also makes sure your hands on so you learn. I look forward to more tutoring from Dave. 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Brandon, 15 lessons with Dave
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Brandon! Great to watch your progress in just a couple days.

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

The ProTools Fast Start went really well... - Good experience with Dave and he has a unique ability to cut through to the most relevant needs. I will be continuing with the training sessions.

Tony, 5 lessons with Dave

Great, very kind instructor!

Very knowledgable about electronic music production. I'm excited to learn more about Pro Tools and how to write and compose my own music! Dave is patient, friendly, and has years of experience teaching.

Carolyn, 5 lessons with Dave

Beginner's Pro-tools 2021.3

Dave taught me a lot about putting up the equalizers and the reverb for each channel. Then he taught me about the actual use of the eq and reverb, to get each instrument and voice sounding the way I wanted. He is a patient and methodical teacher, pausing and answering questions as I needed. He also taught me a number of useful "tricks" and tips that I hadn't expected. I would gladly recommend David to anyone.

Dennis, 19 lessons with Dave
Contact Dave

Response time: 33 minutes

$50/hour

Dave H.'s Photo

Dave H.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Dave

Response time: 33 minutes