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Billy H.

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

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

$45/hour

  • 120 hours tutoring

  • Arlington, TX 76010

About Billy


Bio

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,...

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.


Education

ntsu
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: $30 for 30 minute lesson $45 for 1 hour lesson at my recording studio in Arlington
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Arlington, TX 76010
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

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)

History

Music History

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.

Homeschool

Piano

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.

Most Popular

Piano

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.

Music

Composition (Music),

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,

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,

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.
General Music,

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,

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,

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.
Piano,

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.
Songwriting,

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.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (38 ratings)
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Reviews

Patient and Caring Vocal Coach

I have been seeking a vocal coach for some time now. I found really great vocal coaches but their was no real chemistry. Then I met BILLY. I knew after my first vocal session he was the right coach for me. BILLY is extremely patient and caring. He passes no judgment on where you currently are vocally but focuses on how to develop your vocals in preparation to become an amazing artist. I look forward to every session with him and can't wait to see how my vocals with continue to develop. If you are seeking a coach who believes in your ability to grow BILLY is an excellent choice.

Erica, 8 lessons with Billy

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, 18 lessons with Billy

$45/hour

Billy H.

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