Billy Herzig

Billy H.

Arlington, TX
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have mostly taught beginner drummers to get the basics down. -separating the limbs to work independently - rudiments - basic beats and grooves used in popular music - and how to read it and write it on paper if you are interested.

also - "how to count" ...and "understanding song structure"

I have also worked with a few excellent, established drummers on "what to play in the studio" and how to be a good session to be consistent and simplify.... etc
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Billy teaches



Billy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
March 1980

I teach my students how to understand how music is put together so they can learn even more on their own.

I read, write, and play all styles and I focus on teaching the student fundamentals that work in all styles of music ....AND I get them going on the style they are interested in - pop, rock, country, folk, etc.

I have spent my entire life in the music industry and I can show you how to use what I teach to apply to the real world. I have also been a successful songwriter and I can work with students to learn about song structure and song writing.

I am also good at preparing students for college music classes.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to break it down into small steps and accomplish them, then move on to the next.

Each person learns differently and I am good at connecting with how you learn - then we can use a book or CD or not according to your needs.

I have several books to choose from as well as CDs and other tools. BUT .....some things are learned best through 1 on 1 instruction and explanation without a book.

I like to see progress every week and I usually do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording studio w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs instrument only to start and discuss from there.
I have many tuners, metronomes, props, books, etc

*** Specialties ***
I teach using modern popular songs as vehicles but back up examples with theory and some reading and ear training.
I usually get quick results and my students can understand the music as well as play it.

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Guitar & Piano Teacher
Jan 1980 - Sep 1984
C & S Music

I taught lessons at C&S Music in Ft Worth back in the '80s.
Then I had a 20 year career in the music business as a songwriter, studio musician and studio owner/engineer.

In Nashville I owned Grey House Studio and Zig Productions - and was also a staff writer for Sony, Warner, and Universal publishers.

I currently produce CD projects in my Arlington Studio and still teach lessons a few days a week.

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teaching musical instruments
Feb 2010 - Mar 2010
diane remerson teaching community

8 Reviews

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Gracelynn B. Jul 6, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Really good at understanding where I made mistakes and very good atmosphere 😊

John Scott May 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Billy is a great teacher with a wealth of music knowledge and experience! Our 9-year old son is taking guitar lessons with him. Billy has met him right where he's at, and has made the lessons fun and engaging for my boy. GREAT WORK, BILLY!!!

Robert (Bob) W. Jan 25, 2016
Piano · In studio

He's a good teacher. Great with all ages, very patient with elders. Helped me achieve my goals with over 100 lessons

Donna C. Sep 9, 2015
Ukulele · In studio

Since this was the first time venturing into playing an instrument and reading music, Billy was very patient with me. I left the lesson knowing more about the ukulele, the C scale, and the C F & G chords. I highly recommend Billy.

Chinonye Nwaokelemeh Aug 16, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

Great teacher and very knowledgeable. Laid back but still pushes you beyond your current comfort zone with each lesson. Always felt I learned something new and important each time to help with my development as a beginner bass player!

Phil H. Jan 7, 2015
Piano · In studio

Nice guy, very laidback, very instructive, fun to work with, very mellow and talented

Robert (Bob) W. Oct 29, 2014
Piano · In studio

Billy's patience and understanding is great in teaching me Piano. Most enjoyable.

Karen S. Apr 28, 2013
Singing ·

voice lessons

billy is a awesome guy and a great teacher I would recommend him to anyone and most diffinitely keep my daughter there until she knows everything about singing.

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