Hadi Sumoro

Hadi S.

Brookhaven, PA
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Lesson Details

Music Recording

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I graduated from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition and Music Engineering and Production. My master's was in Acoustics. I worked professionally for 7.5 years in a loudspeaker manufacture as sound system designer and loudspeaker engineer. My current business is in audio/acoustics field and music production is a part of my work. I also have a small recording studio at home and have developed a home audio production curriculum for teaching audio.
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About

Hadi delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 60

Teaching since:
2001

Since 2009, I have completed over 600 public music performances as a part of a band and as a solo keyboardist. I have performed at over 50 different venues in Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York City, Baltimore and New Jersey area. I mainly play piano, electric piano and Hammond organ. As member of a band, I have played Funk, New Orleans, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz and Fusion. As a solo pianist, my playing style is more into Jazz easy listening (swing, bossanova, foxtrot), Pop/Rock Standard, Blues/New Orleans easy listening and ragtime.

I have been playing keys for over 20 years and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a major in Jazz Composition and Music Production & Engineering. I have taught students, teenagers, adult and small children as young as 5 years old. My teaching is focused on stylistic piano playing (chord playing, improvisation, transposition) for students over 10 year old with at least 1 year continuous piano training. I certainly welcome piano training for beginners as early as preparatory level. Digital piano and digital Hammond organ are available at my house for piano tutoring should you choose to come to my location.

My graduate study was in Acoustics. I am an acoustical consultant and also an audio engineer. I specialized in room acoustics and electro-acoustics (loudspeaker design). I have a studio at home and open to audio tutoring (recording and mixing) request as well.

I am originally from Indonesia and have already published two books. I can help with Indonesian language tutoring for English native speakers. I have done many seminars/workshops both in English and Indonesian.

I welcome tutoring requests in Music (Piano, Composition/Arranging), Music Theory, Music Production or other Audio/Acoustics related topics.

Hadi
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Reviews from other places:

Steven M - November 28, 2017
Piano Lessons
Working with Hadi is a true pleasure. He has an immense amount of knowledge and experience to boot. Hadi is extremely easy to work with and has tons of patience while in the lesson. He has a keen ability to analyze where you are as a player and build a personalized plan to reach your goals. I highly recommend him as a teacher for pursuing jazz piano as well as other contemporary styles.

Chloe K - February 7, 2018
Mr. Hadi is a very patient and knowledgeable piano teacher. My son definitely enjoys learning piano and music theory with him. I can see that Mr. Hadi keeps a progress chart for each of his students,. My son is just a beginner level student, but he still gets personalized content from Mr. Hadi.

My goal is not to show off my son's piano skill at family gathering, but to encourage him appreciate and enjoy music. Thanks to Mr. Hadi for helping me reaching this goal.

Velisia C - February 11, 2018
It was my first piano learning lesson, and Hadi is the greatest teacher. As an adult, I thought it will be hard to understand the material but Hadi gave a very good explanation. Quick responses, and absolutely great value for a private lesson. He is so patient. Worth it!!!

Chris D - February 23, 2018
Hadi S is an excellent teacher, and an even better player. As a teacher, he's patient, knowledgable, and provides excellent advice that helps you develop your skills. And as a player, he is as good as it gets. He can play just about anything. Best was that he takes the time to speak with you and ask what kind of atmosphere you want to create with music, and then does exactly what was asked.

Emily B - March 2, 2018
Lessons are easy to understand. Very good at explaining what you are doing wrong and how to fix your mistakes. Music choice is also always fun making practicing more enjoyable.

Charmel G - March 27, 2018
Hadi is very personable and knowledgeable. He helps my daughter feel comfortable and confident with her skills and abilities. He is also very accommodating. I'm glad to have found Hadi....

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Experience

Keyboardist
Aug 2010 - Present
New Pony

New Pony delivers a soulful, driving, deep-in-the-pocket brand of funk and soul with a a little southern flavor that practically dares audiences not to move. Live, the chemistry between the band members fuses through a kind of musical alchemy into an infectious electricity wherever they play. Fortunately, their new CD, "Make Your Move," captures their live sound in all its funky, fire breathing splendor. The song writing is polished, the musicianship is accomplished and tight, and the rhythm section lays down a groove as wide as a boulevard and as tight as a wire, while the horn section erupts like a flashes of lightening. The Philadelphia City Paper recently said of them, "they groove, they rock, they make you dance and they throw one of the best parties around."

Since forming in 2006, New Pony has established themselves as one of the most sought after and entertaining bands on the local and regional scenes. Their schedule takes them to most of the top venues in Philly, as well as all over Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Northampton, Berks, and Chester counties. The band also makes regular trips to Baltimore, NYC, Delaware, and the Jersey shore. They've been a featured performer at some of the region's top festivals, and they've opened for a number of national acts including Bonerama, The Budos Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bernie Worrell, Papa Grows Funk, The Main Squeeze, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

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Principal Consultant
Sep 2007 - Present
HX Audio Lab, LLC

Acoustical Consultant
Sound System Design/Optimization
Loudspeaker Design

Senior Measurement Technician
Jul 2007 - Mar 2015
Community Professional Loudspeaker

Sound System Design, Loudspeaker Measurements, Loudspeaker Data Formatting, Filter Development.

Keyboardist
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Kaligata Band

Jazz Experimental/Fusion Band

Piano Teacher
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Silver Music Studios

Piano lesson for all levels at Silver Music Studios in Broomall/Drexel Hill, PA.

Education

Audio Sciences (Acoustic Study)
Sep 2005 - May 2007
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Jazz Composition
Sep 2001 - Dec 2004
Berklee College of Music
Music Production and Engineering
Sep 2001 - Dec 2004
Berklee College of Music

Languages

Indonesia
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Piano Grade 4
Jul 1999
The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music

Classical Piano Certification

Music Theory Grade 5
Jul 1999
The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music

Classical Music Theory Certification

Organ P3B
Dec 1998
Technics Music Academy

Organ Certification

Affiliations

Audio Engineering Society
Nov 2004

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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Photos & Videos

Photo by Hadi S.

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Let It Be Piano Cover (360 Video)
Feb 2017
What A Wonderful World (360 video) March 2017
Reharmonizing Misty
Photo by Hadi S.

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As a part of my band, New Pony, Fall 2016
Photo by Hadi S.

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Performing A Child is Born, Winter 2011
Performing one of my composition, Dirty Politics, Spring 2013
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4 Reviews

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Sophia T. Nov 8, 2018
Indonesian · Online

Teresa H. Aug 29, 2018
Piano · In home

Hadi has been a fantastic instructor for my 15 year old son, who was a complete beginner. Under Hadi's patient guidance and thoughtful plan, he is playing well and really enjoys the lessons. I would highly recommend Hadi to anyone regardless of experience level. He has expert knowledge but can talk to and work with novices to get them playing right away.

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Jonathan G. Jul 20, 2018
Piano · In home

Hadi was excellent. I booked Hadi to teach my mom for her birthday. It was always her goal to learn piano. Hadi's teaching methods are custom to each student and his patience and positive attitude creates a perfect learning environment. I would highly recommend.

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Mike D. Jun 20, 2017
Indonesian · Online

Good start, Terima caseh, Hamid

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