Dennis H
Orlando, FL
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Dennis H

Dennis H.

Orlando, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I will help you develop your skills on the guitar from sight reading to chord comping. I work with students from all levels of proficiency from beginners to advanced. I will focus on your individual needs and custom design a learning program for you.

About Dennis H.

With a bachelor's degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career.
My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply it to the fretboard to unleash your creativity. If you are looking to advance your style beyond what you thought you could not play, let's get started with some lessons.
With certification on ProTools, I have recorded and worked with Jon Anderson(Yes), as a producer and engineer. I can teach you the art of recording and editing for music production.

*** Lesson Details ***
Fretboard fingering positions.
Music Theory.
Scales and modes.
Fingerpicking.
Hybrid Picking.
Legato vs. Staccato playing.
Reading charts.
Comping
Soloing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
ProTools 11.2 fully equipped recording studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide instruments, amplification. Also audio equipment for teaching digital recording.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in jazz performance, progressive rock, music theory, guitar technique.

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Posted Dec 11, 2016
Vipin
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It's been a great experience taking lessons from Dennis. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is very patient and clear in his teaching instructions. He also takes the time to explain the theory behind the instructions and strives to keep every session interesting and fun.

Posted Dec 6, 2015
Rick Payne
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Dennis makes you comfortable right away. Very easy to relate to. He moves at a pace his students are comfortable with. I look forward to MANY more lessons.

Posted Aug 8, 2015
Timothy Z.

Excellent Teacher

Dennis is an all around great teacher. He is easy and comfortable to work with, but knows exactly how and when to get things done. Most importantly for me, Dennis was able to let me know which things I needed to work on to better my musicianship while also helping me figure out how to utilize what I had already accomplished to achieve new goals. As a metal player getting into jazz improvisation I had some really strong skills and many things that needed serious work. Dennis was able to help me use my strengths from previous experience to become better at something entirely new.
Mindful of tradition, but more interested in innovation, Dennis has a vast knowledge of modern styles, chord progressions, chord shapes, and scales you can't just learn from any guitar teacher. You can hear it on his record; Dennis is just as much of an individual in his playing as he is in his teaching. Unfortunately due to relocation I can no longer take lessons from Dennis but he got the ball rolling for me into new worlds of guitar playing and musical thinking that has been incredibly valuable to me.

Posted Dec 14, 2013
Pati V.

Guitar Instructor

I decided to re-kindle my guitar playing skills after putting down the instrument for several years and not knowing what results to expect. I was amazed to find my ability to play quickly returning while taking lessons with Dennis. He was patient, encouraging and always professional and courteous. I am now practicing every day and continue to progress. I would encourage anyone seeking a skilled and talented instructor to sign up with Dennis. He has versatility with many different styles of playing and accomplished at them all.

Posted Dec 11, 2013
Sasha D.

Take Lessons From This Guy!

I was fortunate to meet Dennis and partake in six months of intensive weekly sessions which were no-nonsense. My instrument of choice is the acoustic and electric guitar.

Dennis adds a shade of color to the audible realm of musical expression that invites all practitioners to give ear to Dennis' command of the guitar. Ask him what he's been working on lately and he will show you something; it's more than enough to inspire you to keep learning and discover your own musical voice.

Dennis was humble in sharing his credentials and is a continuous student of learning himself. He clearly shows no bias and imparts his knowledge to anyone willing to learn.

Due to relocation, we could no longer meet up in person for lessons. But now that Dennis is geared up to provide teaching services online, I can still effectively take lessons regardless of location.

Posted Nov 24, 2013
Rachel R.

From the moment you meet Dennis, you know he has "that musical something."

From the moment you meet Dennis, you know he has "that musical something." Dennis' teaching style is genuine, present, and easy to understand. Further, he has the ability to take his natural gift for music, schooling, and experience in the studio to help you create a musical journey and to capture sound like no one else can. I would recommend Dennis to students of any age or professionals at any level. He's just that good!

Posted Nov 20, 2013

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Experience

Guitar and Bass Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

School Of Rock

Music instructor and performance director for SCHOOL of ROCK, Orlando, Florida. My role is to prepare students showcasing their talents in authentic rock shows in the greater Orlando, Florida area. Recent performances included The Wall by Pink Floyd, complete album.

Guitar and Bass Instructor
Oct 2012 - Present

Guitar Center Studios

Guitar / Bass / Audio Engineering / Music Theory / instruction from beginners to advanced. Styles ranging from classic rock to jazz and classical guitar.

Session Guitarist
Feb 1990 - Oct 2012

Pyramid Recording Studio

I have recorded with jazz legend Larry Coryell, Mark Egan (Bassist for Sting), Thierry Arpino (Jean Luc Ponty), Jon Anderson (Vocalist for Yes), Kool and the Gang, Gloria Gaynor, and more.

Education

Bachelor Of Arts
Sep 1980 - Jun 1983

Rutgers University

Music
Sep 1979 - May 1982

Rutgers University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Hungarian

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Pro Tools Certified
Jun 2011

CMA of NYC

Professional Engineer with over 30 years experience.

Affiliations

BMI
Feb 1990
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Audio Engineering Society
May 1987
Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

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