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Peter H.
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Have fun learning Ukulele!
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Ukulele is loads of fun, and is a great, easy instrument to learn for both kids and adults. I have many years experience as a teacher of all ages and enjoy developing a special rapport with kids to help keep them interested in their lessons. Let’s get started!
About Peter H.

Music has been the focus of my life since I was 10 years old. I love teaching students of all levels, ages, and styles! I feel that proper technique is essential for students to attain their goals. I start beginners correctly, so they don’t run into issues later, and have a great rapport with kids. I can help intermediate and advanced students correct issues that are hindering their progress. I teach students the whys of playing, not just the hows. Students’ goals are of utmost importance to me, and I customize my lessons to best help them achieve whatever they want to do. Lessons should not only be informative, but lots of fun! Let’s get going! After graduating Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, I began my career in Atlanta, playing guitar and bass with many internationally known artists. I was also guitarist for the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Fox Theater Orchestra, Theater of the Stars Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony, and played with the touring productions of many Broadway shows. I taught the Jazz Program at Georgia State University for 6 years, which included improvisation, arranging, theory, guitar labs, small groups, guitar, and bass at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree levels. I later moved to Chicago and enjoyed a thriving career as one of the city's top studio musicians, playing electric and acoustic guitars, bass, ukulele, dobro, mandolin, slide guitar, lap steel, and banjo on records and hundreds of national and international commercials. I also played with Jazz sax great Richie Cole, Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, and rock musicians bassist Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones/Sting), guitarist Jeff Baxter (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), and drummer Todd Sucherman (Styx). I currently live in the Detroit area. I have made my living solely as a musician for my entire adult life.

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Peter H.
Teaches Online
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Have fun learning Ukulele!
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ukulele is loads of fun, and is a great, easy instrument to learn for both kids and adults. I have many years experience as a teacher of all ages and enjoy developing a special rapport with kids to help keep them interested in their lessons. Let’s get started!
About Peter H.

Music has been the focus of my life since I was 10 years old. I love teaching students of all levels, ages, and styles! I feel that proper technique is essential for students to attain their goals. I start beginners correctly, so they don’t run into issues later, and have a great rapport with kids. I can help intermediate and advanced students correct issues that are hindering their progress. I teach students the whys of playing, not just the hows. Students’ goals are of utmost importance to me, and I customize my lessons to best help them achieve whatever they want to do. Lessons should not only be informative, but lots of fun! Let’s get going! After graduating Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, I began my career in Atlanta, playing guitar and bass with many internationally known artists. I was also guitarist for the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Fox Theater Orchestra, Theater of the Stars Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony, and played with the touring productions of many Broadway shows. I taught the Jazz Program at Georgia State University for 6 years, which included improvisation, arranging, theory, guitar labs, small groups, guitar, and bass at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree levels. I later moved to Chicago and enjoyed a thriving career as one of the city's top studio musicians, playing electric and acoustic guitars, bass, ukulele, dobro, mandolin, slide guitar, lap steel, and banjo on records and hundreds of national and international commercials. I also played with Jazz sax great Richie Cole, Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, and rock musicians bassist Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones/Sting), guitarist Jeff Baxter (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), and drummer Todd Sucherman (Styx). I currently live in the Detroit area. I have made my living solely as a musician for my entire adult life.

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Peter is a master musician. We used him for years while he was in Savannah. Our daughter started with him when she was six. He is patient and engaging. Probably our favorite part about the Peter Hennes experience is his ability to connect with young minds at their level - I can appreciate this much more since our covid in-house learning experience. From a parent's perspective, Mr. Hennes is pleasant, flexible and a pleasure to work with - we asked for our daughter to focus on different things multiple times and he made it easy. He also turned into a family friend of ours during his time living in Savannah; we wish him the best!

Posted Jan 10, 2022
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I've been a self taught guitarist for over 20 years until I started taking lessons with Peter. I was interested in improving my technical & improvisation skills as well as learning music theory & harmony in relation to Jazz. Peter has been a great teacher and is very knowledgeable about Jazz Theory/Composition and even simpler topics like fingerings or questions about gear. I've only been taking lessons for a couple of months and already notice big improvements in my playing ability & understanding of music theory & harmony. I highly recommend Peter as a teacher for a student of any skill level.

Posted Dec 10, 2021
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Peter has been teaching my 14yo for a couple years now and transitioned him from electric to jazz guitar, preparing him for auditions for the band in high school. My son as a freshman made the advanced band which I credit to Peter’s help in getting him up to speed through a pandemic! Great teacher!

Posted Dec 8, 2021
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Sep 2021 - Present
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Mar 2017 - Present
Portman’s Music
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
Guitarist, Bassist, and Multi Instrumentalist
Aug 1979 - Present
Self Employed
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE * Several thousand live jobs of all sorts – Wedding and corporate event bands, Rock bands, Jazz bands, Country bands, Fusion bands, and more. * Studio Musician – played on thousands of regional, national, and international commercials on all types of guitars, bass, banjo, dobro, mandolin, lap steel, and ukulele, as well as several albums. * 2002-2016 – Leader of the Peter H. Orchestra – one of Chicago’s top wedding and corporate event bands. LIVE PERFORMANCE- SINGERS AND GROUPS * Frank Sinatra * Liza Minelli * Joel Grey * Patti Page * Clint Holmes * Danny Gans * Danny Thomas * Bobby Vinton * Julie Budd * Bob Hope * David Brenner * Bernadette Peters * Diahan Carroll * Marvin Hamlish * John Gary * Rich Little * Debbie Reynolds * Robert Goulet * Gordon MacRae * Anna Maria Alberghetti * Hal Linden * Anita Bryant * Perry Como * Lennon Sisters * Ben Vereen * Pete Barbutti * Donald O’Connor * Anthony Newley * Mitzi Gaynor * Nancy Wilson * Bill Conti * Frankie Laine * McGuire Sisters * Suzanne Somers * Diamonds * Freda Payne * Gloria Loring * Crystals * Drifters * Del Shannon * Platters * Danny and the Juniors * Marvellettes * Leslie Gore * Coasters * Herman’s Hermits * Shirelles LIVE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE – BROADWAY SHOWS, TRADE SHOWS, AND OTHER * Atlanta Ballet * Atlanta Pops Orchestra * Atlanta Symphony * Fox Theater Orchestra * Theater of the Stars Orchestra * Pontiac * Cadillac * Coke * Evita * Grease * My One and Only * A Chorus Line * 42nd Street * Pippin * La Cage Aux Folles * Big River * Nunsense * Anything Goes * Opportunity Knocks (played on the movie soundtrack) * Richie Cole * Larry Coryell
Owner
Jun 2001 - Dec 2016
Peter H. Productions, Inc.
I had an 11-14 piece band that played high end weddings and corporate events in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest.
Teacher
Sep 1982 - Jun 1988
Georgia State University School of Music
I taught the entire Jazz Program except Jazz History and Jazz Band: Improvisation, Theory, Arranging, Jazz Lab, Guitar Lab, Jazz Guitar, and Bass.
Teacher
Jan 1980 - Aug 1982
Ken Stanton Music
Guitar and bass lessons.
Teacher
Aug 1978 - Aug 1979
Acton Music
Guitar lessons
Professional Diploma in Arranging and Composition
Sep 1974 - Jun 1978
Berklee College of Music
Pre Med
Jan 1973 - Jun 1974
University of Michigan
Pre Med
Sep 1972 - Dec 1972
Wayne State University
Diploma
Sep 1968 - Jun 1972
The Hotchkiss School
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
American Federation of Musicians
Aug 1979
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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