Timothy Hession

Timothy H.

Washington, DC

About Timothy H.

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Timothy teaches: Ages 7 to 70
Teaching since: August 2008
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Overview

I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. With over 15 years of experience, in both piano and voice, I've had to opportunity to perform, both domestically and internationally, with such great acts as Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and many others. I served as lead singer, pianist, and co-songwriter for a number of independent bands covering numerous genres including, but not limited to, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, and A Capella.

Since moving to Washington DC, I've immersed myself within the local music community playing a handful of group and solo acts. I currently maintain a home music studio well equipped with musical instruments and music technology. I'm constantly practicing, writing, and recording to improve myself as an artist.

My teaching style is unique and individualized to each student. I set personalized goals to make every lesson a success, and I push my students to get the most out of themselves just like I do myself. I'm always enthusiastic and humor driven to create a personable learning environment for students of any age. Music is my life, and I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to share my greatest passion with the hope that my students, too, will fall in love with music!

*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson environment is laid back and stress-free. I like my students to feel inspired and encouraged as they begin, and/or continue, their music education. I introduce fun and innovative ways to build students' musicianship and creativity while retaining classic methods to develop strong technique and proper performance and practice habits.

For beginners, we'll be exploring the basics of either piano, or voice, while focusing on proper technique, basic theory, and a solid skill set. Within 3-6 months, my students are able to read music and understand the language of it.

For intermediate-advanced, we'll focus on building musicianship and skill sets by furthering studies in music theory, varying styles of repertoire, proper techniques that will greatly improve your piano and/or voice abilities, songwriting, improvisation, and live performance skills. We can also cover the basics of recording so you not only have tangible evidence of your improvement over time, but the know-how to create your own music!

I ask that my students come prepared to every lesson with the motivation and commitment to learn something new each week! Lessons are a fun and creative way to discover yourself as an artist and a person, so let's get started!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha CLP-550 Upright Electric Piano, 13" MacBook Pro and iPad mini (Apple), ProTools9 (Avid), LogicPro8 (Apple), MBox Interface System (Avid), M-Audio 25 key Midi Controller, MXL4000 Condenser Microphone, Shure SM-58 Dynamic Microphone,, BeatsStudio Studio Headphones (beats by dr. dre), HD280 Pro Studio Heaphones (Sennheiser) and G900DX Studio Headphones (Gear One).

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Experience

Singer, Songwriter and Pianist

May 2010 - Present
Tim H. Music

Education

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance

Sep 2006 - May 2010
University Of The Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Jazz Vocals Award

May 2010
University of the Arts
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22 Reviews on Timothy H.

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Jessica Sullivan Sep 16, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Very professional but fun. Excellent teacher re technique and he makes you feel comfortable.
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Nicole H. Jun 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson with Timothy was great! He is very friendly and informative. He takes his time and makes you feel at ease. I am anticipating my next lesson.

Thanks Timothy! :-)
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Tondalaya H. Apr 30, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
To early but he didnt give me written home work. 1st day so far so good. He is very knowledgeable and made me feel at home. We laughed a lot. Good for the soul.
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Maloy Q. Mar 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
A great first lesson for my 11 year old!
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Dara Nov 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Tim is patient, kind, and enjoys seeing and commending progress. As a song writer, I've worked with him on not only vocals for my album but writing melodies as well. He has a deep understanding of music theory and enjoys creative collaboration.

I recommend him enthusiastically!
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Dara Nov 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Tim is patient, kind, and enjoys seeing and commending progress. As a song writer, I've worked with him on not only vocals for my album but writing melodies as well. He has a deep understanding of music theory and enjoys creative collaboration.

I recommend him enthusiastically!
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Jarrett Carter Nov 4, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tim is the best! I feel at ease and free to sing out-- totally a no judgement zone. He has a great enthusiasm that's very encouraging.

Not only have I learned a lot in a brief time, but I have more confidence to sing now. I'd definitely recommend him to anybody looking for a vocal instructor.
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Jenny Holm Sep 5, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I always look forward to my lessons with Tim. He's helping me bring out the natural strengths in my voice while also working in a targeted way on the areas that give me trouble. I leave each lesson feeling encouraged and with a goal to work towards.
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Henry W. Jul 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Timothy is a great teacher and you are able to learn so much
From him!
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Roberto Giberti Jul 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tim is great. Very competent, kind, and able to understand what and how to make you improve. Highly recommended