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Hadi S.

Customized Piano and Music Theory Lesson, Stylistic Playing

Customized Piano and Music Theory Lesson, Stylistic Playing

$60/hour

  • 37 hours tutoring

  • Brookhaven, PA 19015

About Hadi


Bio

I am a working musician (my band performs >50 times in a year) in the Philadelphia area. I play piano, electric piano and hammond organ. With my band, I play Funk, New Orleans, Classic Rock and Blues and I also perform piano solo in Jazz, Pop/Rock and Blues.

I have been playing keys for over 20 years and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a major in Jazz Composition and Music Production & Engineering. I have taught students, teenagers, adult and small children as young as 5...

I am a working musician (my band performs >50 times in a year) in the Philadelphia area. I play piano, electric piano and hammond organ. With my band, I play Funk, New Orleans, Classic Rock and Blues and I also perform piano solo in Jazz, Pop/Rock and Blues.

I have been playing keys for over 20 years and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a major in Jazz Composition and Music Production & Engineering. I have taught students, teenagers, adult and small children as young as 5 years old. My teaching is focused on stylistic piano playing (chord playing, improvisation, transposition) for students over 10 years with at least 1 year continuous piano training. I certainly welcome piano training for beginners as early as preparatory level. Digital piano and digital hammond organ are available at my house for piano tutoring should you choose to come to my location.

My graduate study was in Acoustics. I am an acoustical consultant and also an audio engineer. I specialized in room acoustics and electro-acoustics (loudspeaker design). I have a studio at home and open to audio tutoring (recording and mixing) request as well.

I am originally from Indonesia and have already published two books. I can help with Indonesian language tutoring for English native speakers. I have done many seminars/workshops both in English and Indonesian.

I welcome tutoring requests in Music (Piano, Composition/Arranging), Music Theory, Music Production or other Audio/Acoustics related topics.

Steven, an advanced piano student, has completed several months of jazz piano study with me. He submitted a review thru other place describing: "Working with Hadi is a true pleasure. He has an immense amount of knowledge and experience to boot. Hadi is extremely easy to work with and has tons of patience while in the lesson. He has a keen ability to analyze where you are as a player and build a personalized plan to reach your goals. I highly recommend him as a teacher for pursuing jazz piano as well as other contemporary styles."

For beginner, assuming a student has never played a piano and is 10 years old or older, lessons will focus on fundamentals of technique and sight reading classically oriented material. I follow piano curriculum developed by John Thompson and Alfred. For students under 10 years of age without any prior piano training, a preparatory book may be used. After a minimum 6-12 months of continuous piano lessons (assuming a weekly schedule), music theory will be introduced, along with chord playing.

What do you offer for a non-beginner?

For non-beginner, assuming a student has had a minimum of one year of continuous piano training, depending on the lesson customization, lessons will be based around the Alfred and/or John Thompson curriculum, and music theory and chord playing will be introduced. Should a student already know chord playing, I will fast forward the lesson to sight reading lead sheet/fake books and learning pop, rock or jazz piano playing styles (left and right hands). I will also teach how to transpose (play in different keys) with approximately 6-9 months of intensive training.

I have taught few classical pianists (with Bachelor's and/or Master's music degree) who intend to learn modern piano playing such as Pop/Rock/Jazz/Blues styles. Throughout my 10+ years of teaching experience, I have developed a guideline and a private curriculum to introduce chord playing effectively, train left hand movement based on a certain style, and how to speak in musician's language. In addition, I will teach students how to learn a certain music feeling (ie a pop song shall sound like a pop song and a jazz song shall sound like a jazz song).

Training to 'get' a certain music feeling is not a hard lesson; however, it is a tricky process and requires specific customization based on the student's skill. I have found various ways such as shifting the metronome counting, creating different beat subdivision for the same song and guiding with simplified written improvisation which can help students to understand different styles of music.

Hadi
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Education

Berklee College of Music
Jazz Comp-Production
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Travel fee will be added in addition to the hourly rate.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 7 miles of Brookhaven, PA 19015
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/30/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. I can teach composing skill in Jazz or contemporary music, as well as music arrangement. My home studio is equipped with MIDI equipment and is able to teach composition/arrangement using the appropriate technology/tools.

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. My master's was in Acoustics. I worked professionally for 7.5 years in a loudspeaker manufacture as sound system designer and loudspeaker engineer. My current business is in audio/acoustics field and music production is a part of my work. I also have a small recording studio at home and have developed a home audio production curriculum for teaching audio.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. My principal instrument was piano. I'm an active musician in Philadelphia region. I play keys in the band (hammond organ, piano/el. piano, etc). I have been teaching adults, teenagers and also 5-12 years old. I can teach beginner up to stylistic piano playing. I have a lot of teaching resources and have a personal basic syllabus for teaching beginner.

Language

Indonesian

Indonesian

I am a native Indonesian who lives in USA (for study and work). I can teach Indonesian language to other English speaking person.

Most Popular

Piano

Piano

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. My principal instrument was piano. I'm an active musician in Philadelphia region. I play keys in the band (hammond organ, piano/el. piano, etc). I have been teaching adults, teenagers and also 5-12 years old. I can teach beginner up to stylistic piano playing. I have a lot of teaching resources and have a personal basic syllabus for teaching beginner.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. I can teach composing skill in Jazz or contemporary music, as well as music arrangement. My home studio is equipped with MIDI equipment and is able to teach composition/arrangement using the appropriate technology/tools.
Music Production,

Music Production

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. My master's was in Acoustics. I worked professionally for 7.5 years in a loudspeaker manufacture as sound system designer and loudspeaker engineer. My current business is in audio/acoustics field and music production is a part of my work. I also have a small recording studio at home and have developed a home audio production curriculum for teaching audio.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. Prior to Berklee I was trained under ABRSM for classical music theory. As a part of piano teaching, I usually teach music theory to students who already have a minimum of one year continuous piano/music training. My specialty is in contemporary/jazz music theory and is able to provide customized music theory lessons.
Piano

Piano

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. My principal instrument was piano. I'm an active musician in Philadelphia region. I play keys in the band (hammond organ, piano/el. piano, etc). I have been teaching adults, teenagers and also 5-12 years old. I can teach beginner up to stylistic piano playing. I have a lot of teaching resources and have a personal basic syllabus for teaching beginner.

Summer

Piano

Piano

I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. My principal instrument was piano. I'm an active musician in Philadelphia region. I play keys in the band (hammond organ, piano/el. piano, etc). I have been teaching adults, teenagers and also 5-12 years old. I can teach beginner up to stylistic piano playing. I have a lot of teaching resources and have a personal basic syllabus for teaching beginner.

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