Hadi Sumoro

Hadi S.

Brookhaven, PA
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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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Hadi teaches



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

Teaching since:

I am a working musician (my band performs >50 times in a year) in the Philadelphia area. I play piano, electric piano and hammond organ. With my band, I play Funk, New Orleans, Classic Rock and Blues and I also perform piano solo in Jazz, Pop/Rock and Blues.

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 years with at least 1 year continuous piano training. I certainly welcome piano training for beginners as early as preparatory level. A baby grand piano is 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.


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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.

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.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


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


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.

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

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

Performing A Child is Born, Winter 2011
Performing one of my composition, Dirty Politics, Spring 2013
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Mike D. Jun 20, 2017
Indonesian · Online

Good start, Terima caseh, Hamid

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