Dwight Hill

Dwight H.

Fort Washington, MD

About Dwight H.

Background check: Last verified 02/08/2016
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Dwight teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2004
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Overview

Are you looking for a seasoned musician to help you achieve your goals of learning to play an instrument? Look no further! I'm a veteran performer and instructor with more than 20 years experience playing and 10 as a music coach. Be it piano, bass, drums, or guitar, I can provide the help you need. My overall teaching philosophy emphasizes technical mastery of the instrument, strong music reading and theory, along with creativity and improvisation to turn you into a well rounded player. I've studied and performed a number of genres, and stay current on the latest in gear and trends in order to remain on the forefront as a competent musician. I'm formally trained, having taken piano lessons since youth, and studying jazz and orchestra in both high school and college. I have experience playing over a wide range of other genres (blues, country, funk, rock, metal) and can help you learn, whatever your goals might be.

During lessons, we will go over the fundamentals that make a strong musician. By learning the rudiments first, each of my students is able to develop a strong bedrock upon which a personal playing style can be built. In addition to note-reading, technique drills, and timing exercises, we will also learn popular songs that reinforce each of the lessons covered, so that you can see the application of every new concept we encounter.

My home studio is equipped with a wealth of high-end gear, to maximize the lesson experience:

Full Size Upright Piano
Roland 5-piece Electric Drum Kit
Pearl 5-piece Acoustic Drum Kit
Schecter 5-string Fretless Bass
Yamaha 5-string TRBX305 Bass
Fender 5-string Deluxe J-Bass
Ibanez Jetking II Guitar
Schecter Maus C-7 Guitar
Peavey MAX 115 II Bass Amp
Fender Champion 100 Amp

I welcome prospective students of almost all ages and skill levels, as long as they are ready to learn and have a great time doing so. I hope to see you soon, and would love to help you in reaching your own personal musical goals!

Photos and Videos

Live on stage.

Experience

Music Instructor

Sep 2004 - Present
Self Employed

I've been providing quality music lessons to interested students since college. Working as a professional musician and instructor, I have conducted private training for students interested in learning to play instrumental music (drums, piano, guitar, and bass) both from my home studio, and through various music stores and services.

Education

Music Performance

Sep 2004 - May 2008
Hampton University

Photography

Sep 2004 - May 2008
Hampton University

Graphic Design

Sep 2004 - May 2008
Hampton University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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23 Reviews on Dwight H.

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Amari Aug 1, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My Grand Daughter's first lesson was great. Dwight is very knowledgeable. He was able to teach Amari with her wanting to learn.
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Matt M. Jul 9, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson went great. Dwight is very knowledgeable and professional. He was able to teach and be constructive without me feeling frustrated or criticized. Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Kyla M. Mar 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter and I have loved the lessons to date and can't wait to continue to learn.
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Dhakshan R. Mar 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dwight is awesome!! I purchased the lessons as a surprise bday gift for my boyfriend, who has never played a guitar. Dwight is patient, friendly, and very informative. I would absolutely recommend him...I'm actually thinking of taking piano lessons from him for myself.
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Jeremy Feb 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was nervous going in, but he was very focused on the music and didn't dwell on the mistakes I made.
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Sherri Nov 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Very professional and patient. This was my first time taking piano lessons, so I was a little nervous. He made me feel very comfortable because he was patient and reassuring. YES! I would recommend him.
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Brandon L. Oct 17, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dwight is the best teacher I have worked with ever! He teaches his students how to play the instrument, and he teaches at a good pace for you. Dwight is a dynamite bass player, and he knows theory so that is a tremendous combination. I seen him play the piano, drums, and guitar and he is excellent at those instruments.

The other thing that i like about Dwight is that he push his students. As a guitar player, it is important that students push there fingers to try new things. Dwight lets his students step outside of the pocket with solos and we can improv based off of what we know.

Dwight is very patient, and he never gets frustrated or angry when you mess up. I have a number of occasions when i mess up. It is either because i am nervous or my fingers get crossed up. But, he is very professional and he wants the best for his students. I highly recommend that you sign up for Dwight right after your finished looking at this review. I promise you won't regret it.

DWIGHT YOU ARE THE MAN!
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Fred L. Sep 21, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I had the pleasure of watching Dwight teach my son for a month (June 2015) to present and became enamored with his teaching style. It motivated me to stop sitting on the 'sidelines' and join the party.

I have been around 'bigger named' instructors who placed more emphasis on themselves than the actual development of their students. Dwight is the polar opposite. Knowledgeable, professional, courteous, patient, accessible and understanding. Moreover, I have seen Dwight teach at the pace that is best for the students and yet he gently pushes the student and challenges them to reach their potential.

If you live in the DMV and are looking for a Bass instructor who has talent (multi-instrumentalist), drive and the skill to raise musicians then look no further than Dwight Hill. You will not be disappointed!
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Veleda H. Sep 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Hill is a excellent instructor, he is always very professional and so very patient. He ensures the student understands what they are learning before moving on to the next lesson . He is able assess and adjust the lesson plan to the students learning ability and pace.
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Elise M. Sep 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome introduction to piano. Wasted no time getting started. Professional.. I'm excited about the next session!!!!
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