About Harold L.

Harold teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 1995
Last sign in: Within two months


A Dean Music Institute instructor and attended the University of South Carolina with a major in music. I enjoy teaching children and adults. “It is most rewarding to see a student learn to play a famous classical piece.” Some of my students worked with and opened for such stars as Latoya Jackson, James Brown, Bobby John Gospel, Calvin Richardson and Babyface. In Addition, my experience includes jams, gigs and opening performances for Paramount entertainment (Carowinds theme park) The Okaysions "I'm a girl watcher", The drifters, Clarence Carter, Pink, Arnemus Pyle ( Drummer for Lynard Skynard), The Manhattans, The Dell (From the movie the five heart beats), Louis Bellson (famous Jazz Drummer), Darius Rucker (lead singer for Hootie and the Blowfish), John Blackwell (Drummer for "Prince" and Justin Timberlake) and Millie Jackson just to mention a few. Teaching is what he loves to do and is his passion.

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This is a small collection of pieces I find to be great pieces for muscle memory and theory studies.


Music Instructor

Jan 2011 - Present
Dean Music Institute

Music Instructor for Classical, Rock and Blues piano. Guitar and Bass Guitar instructor for Rock, Blues and Jazz Guitar. Also, music theory instructor. I teach sight-reading, as well as, ear training.


Music Composition Major/Music Education Minor

Aug 1985 - May 1988
USC Columbia S.C.

Music Composition Major/Music Education Minor

Aug 1984 - May 1985
Limestone College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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3 Reviews on Harold L.

Serita Nov 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
I've been taking lessons for over a year with Harold, an I just love him. I'm what you might call a challenging student. As an adult student, I don't always want to practice and when I get to class it shows. But Harold being the PATIENT and calm teacher that he is, always has encouraging words for me. He takes the time to make sure that I understand the lesson and finger position. He has a great personality and he's really good with kids.

Thanks for being YOU!
Cindy Oct 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Harold is a wonderful piano teacher who understands needs of students. My 8 year old daughter has been taking private piano lessons from Harold for over a year. His teaching methods are very effective. He keeps the kids challenged while making it fun. Harold is very patient and supportive as a teacher. He gives his full attention to my daughter and chooses songs that are tailored to her strengths, weaknesses and interests. We are very glad we met Harold and hope to continue with him for a long time. Thanks Harold.
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Valeria Oct 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
I have been taking piano lessons with Harold for nearly a year, and find him to be an exceptional teacher. He approaches each lesson with patience and encouragement. He has given me the skills and confidence to play complex rhythms that I would have never thought I could play. In addition to the productive lesson time, Harold gives innovative tips for getting the most out of your practice time at home.

Whether you don't know a sharp from a flat, or already have some musical knowledge under your belt, lessons with Harold will be a great asset on your road to playing beautiful music!
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