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George F. H.
Cleveland, Ohio
IMPORTANT - REGARDING MY AVAILABILITY PLEASE NOTE: The availability listed on the calendar is NOT my FULL availability. Because I am a full-time teacher AND performer, my schedule flexes throughout the year and the hours listed are a limited window of what I may actually have for you. I am very flexible and try to accommodate everyone. Depending on the time of year, I usually have night hours on two days a week and teach on many Saturday mornings / afternoons as well. Click on the 'Ask George F. A Question' button on the right if you have any questions about availability or be sure to ask your TakeLessons rep about the schedule as you go option when you set up lessons for the first time so we can find a time that works for both of our schedules. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching method is very practical and customized to every individual. I do not believe that you can use the same style with every student because everyone learns differently. With any instrument I teach, I usually approach things from a three-part method, technique, theory, and application. Examples of technique for vocal performance: Beginners : resetting the body and preparing it for singing, proper breathing technique, vocal warmups, etc. Advanced: vocal warmup routine / stretching, how to achieve dynamic range, extend your range, control and power, pitch control Examples of theory for vocal performance: Beginners: relating notes you are hitting with your voice to a guitar or piano; intermediate ear training. Advanced: how to find harmony, key building, study of how vocal lines relate to chord patterns, improvisational technique. Application instruction for vocal performance: Beginner: singing songs by the student's favorite artist. Advanced: instruction of where the voice fits into the mix of range, power and personality. I also do hybrid lessons (guitar/voice, bass/voice, guitar/bass etc). With singers, I can also aid the student in choices they make with original material as well. After 3-6 months, as long as the student is practicing, be comfortable with how their vocal mechanism works and have better control/command of their tool. All this depends on if the student is an absolute beginner of has been playing/singing for a few years. As far as materials I ask students of ANY instruments I teach to bring a HARD cover binder with about 30 sheets of looseleaf in it. With every lesson, I enter the date into the binder and the student will walk away from the lesson with 3-5 very achievable goals, which will be entered into their binder. No books required up front for vocal instruction. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in recording studio / basement, internet acess, amps provided (bass and guitar), parents can sit in on lessons Styles/Genres: Metal, Rock, Pop, Metal, Some Classical, Country, Folk, Gospel
About George F. H.

IMPORTANT - REGARDING MY AVAILABILITY PLEASE NOTE: The availability listed on the calendar is NOT my FULL availability. Because I am a full-time teacher AND performer, my schedule flexes throughout the year and the hours listed are a limited window of what I may actually have for you. I am very flexible and try to accommodate everyone. Depending on the time of year, I usually have night hours on two days a week and teach on many Saturday mornings / afternoons as well. Click on the 'Ask George F. A Question' button on the right if you have any questions about availability and/or be sure to ask your TakeLessons rep about the schedule as you go option when you set up lessons for the first time so we can find a time that works for both of our schedules! I've been playing and singing music professionally for about 25 years. As a family man and father of two, I also I earn my living and support my family with music. I have a very student-driven teaching style, work with students of all ages, with focus on helping the student achieve his or her individual goals, small or large. I try to keep the lessons fun but focused at the same time. I bring a balanced and personalized teaching style to my lessons, based on a well rounded education and wide range of real-world life experience. I have a B.A. in Liberal Arts and have performance experience on many different fronts, from local rock cover bands to Top 40, from acoustic soloist to fronting a nationally touring Metallica tribute. I come from a musical family - my father is also a pro musician. The biggest thing I've learned as a teacher of guitar, bass and voice is teaching the instrument has only made me a bigger student. The learning process never ends and that is one of the great things about music. No matter where you are with the instrument - a beginner picking it up for the first time, or a seasoned pro of 10 years that just needs help "putting it together," I believe I can help you to get wherever you want to go. Regarding availability - make sure to inquire if you don't see a time open that suits you - I am flexible. I perform 4-6 times a week and teach full time. Flex lessons tend to work very well.

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George F. H.
Cleveland, Ohio
IMPORTANT - REGARDING MY AVAILABILITY PLEASE NOTE: The availability listed on the calendar is NOT my FULL availability. Because I am a full-time teacher AND performer, my schedule flexes throughout the year and the hours listed are a limited window of what I may actually have for you. I am very flexible and try to accommodate everyone. Depending on the time of year, I usually have night hours on two days a week and teach on many Saturday mornings / afternoons as well. Click on the 'Ask George F. A Question' button on the right if you have any questions about availability or be sure to ask your TakeLessons rep about the schedule as you go option when you set up lessons for the first time so we can find a time that works for both of our schedules. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching method is very practical and customized to every individual. I do not believe that you can use the same style with every student because everyone learns differently. With any instrument I teach, I usually approach things from a three-part method, technique, theory, and application. Examples of technique for vocal performance: Beginners : resetting the body and preparing it for singing, proper breathing technique, vocal warmups, etc. Advanced: vocal warmup routine / stretching, how to achieve dynamic range, extend your range, control and power, pitch control Examples of theory for vocal performance: Beginners: relating notes you are hitting with your voice to a guitar or piano; intermediate ear training. Advanced: how to find harmony, key building, study of how vocal lines relate to chord patterns, improvisational technique. Application instruction for vocal performance: Beginner: singing songs by the student's favorite artist. Advanced: instruction of where the voice fits into the mix of range, power and personality. I also do hybrid lessons (guitar/voice, bass/voice, guitar/bass etc). With singers, I can also aid the student in choices they make with original material as well. After 3-6 months, as long as the student is practicing, be comfortable with how their vocal mechanism works and have better control/command of their tool. All this depends on if the student is an absolute beginner of has been playing/singing for a few years. As far as materials I ask students of ANY instruments I teach to bring a HARD cover binder with about 30 sheets of looseleaf in it. With every lesson, I enter the date into the binder and the student will walk away from the lesson with 3-5 very achievable goals, which will be entered into their binder. No books required up front for vocal instruction. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in recording studio / basement, internet acess, amps provided (bass and guitar), parents can sit in on lessons Styles/Genres: Metal, Rock, Pop, Metal, Some Classical, Country, Folk, Gospel
About George F. H.

IMPORTANT - REGARDING MY AVAILABILITY PLEASE NOTE: The availability listed on the calendar is NOT my FULL availability. Because I am a full-time teacher AND performer, my schedule flexes throughout the year and the hours listed are a limited window of what I may actually have for you. I am very flexible and try to accommodate everyone. Depending on the time of year, I usually have night hours on two days a week and teach on many Saturday mornings / afternoons as well. Click on the 'Ask George F. A Question' button on the right if you have any questions about availability and/or be sure to ask your TakeLessons rep about the schedule as you go option when you set up lessons for the first time so we can find a time that works for both of our schedules! I've been playing and singing music professionally for about 25 years. As a family man and father of two, I also I earn my living and support my family with music. I have a very student-driven teaching style, work with students of all ages, with focus on helping the student achieve his or her individual goals, small or large. I try to keep the lessons fun but focused at the same time. I bring a balanced and personalized teaching style to my lessons, based on a well rounded education and wide range of real-world life experience. I have a B.A. in Liberal Arts and have performance experience on many different fronts, from local rock cover bands to Top 40, from acoustic soloist to fronting a nationally touring Metallica tribute. I come from a musical family - my father is also a pro musician. The biggest thing I've learned as a teacher of guitar, bass and voice is teaching the instrument has only made me a bigger student. The learning process never ends and that is one of the great things about music. No matter where you are with the instrument - a beginner picking it up for the first time, or a seasoned pro of 10 years that just needs help "putting it together," I believe I can help you to get wherever you want to go. Regarding availability - make sure to inquire if you don't see a time open that suits you - I am flexible. I perform 4-6 times a week and teach full time. Flex lessons tend to work very well.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2006

Education

B.A. LIberal Arts

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks Spanish

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George is truly a great instructor. As someone who did not learn anything in music besides a year in my youth, George helped me to understand the importance of technique, and breathing while singing. He knows what he is teaching, and goes above and beyond to make sure you are following what he is instructing you to do. You can't go wrong with George if you want to learn anything music!

Posted Mar 16, 2021

Fantastic first lesson, really looking forward to learning more. George is a great guy and great teacher, I feel like I'm in great hands.

Posted Dec 30, 2019
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First lesson was impressive. George is clearly fluent in the language of music. He was able to identify problems with my singing (which were not exactly what I thought they were)and give me solutions for them. He explained this to me in terms I understood. The hour with him was the most targeted constructive time I’ve had in my journey to become a singer.For lesson one, you can’t ask for more than that.

Posted Oct 17, 2019
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Full Time Private Instructor / Full Time Musician
Apr 2007 - Present
Balanced Entertainment / Furious George H
B.A. LIberal Arts
Sep 1993 - May 1998
Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts
Jun 1993 - Jun 1998
Cleveland State University
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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