Timothy Hession
Washington, DC
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Timothy Hession

Timothy H.

Washington, DC
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This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. on a nationwide scale.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
We explore the fundamentals of music theory including sight reading, ear training, rhythmic and melodic dictation. Through this work, students begin to understand the language of music and utilize it in practice with voice and/or piano

About Timothy H.

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 domestically and internationally with such great acts as 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.

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 or continue their music education. I introduce fun and innovative ways to build students' musicianship and creativity while retaining classical 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.

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!!


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35 Reviews
Haughton B.
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Posted Mar 24, 2020
Nick S.
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Posted Mar 18, 2020
Norah P.
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My daughter loves her piano lessons with Tim. Great teacher!

Posted Oct 22, 2019
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Timothy was so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. Already learning new things and excited for lesson #2

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Nick S.
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I have been taking lessons from Tim for both piano and voice for over a year. Tim is a fantastic instructor, combining both piano and voice in every lesson. I have many years of classical voice training, and continuing my training with Tim has been incredibly fun because he challenges me with new styles and techniques. I was self-taught on piano, and Tim has done a great job teaching me at my level of experience.

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Harsh B.
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Awesome Guy! Great Teacher!

Posted Aug 1, 2019
Ayanna B.
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The first lesson went well and my daughter found it fun and easy

Posted Apr 3, 2019
Marlaina W.
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Tim had my daughter engaged, smiling, and trying her best on the first lesson. He is a perfect balance of “chill and have fun” with “let’s get this done.” We couldn’t be happier.

Posted Mar 26, 2019
Dirk M.
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Very educational for a complete beginner. Made me feel at ease.

Posted Oct 15, 2018
Patrick C.
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Posted Feb 21, 2018
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Tim is a very knowledgeable, skilled, and professional instructor. You can really tell he loves teaching. He will challenge you so you can improve. Yet, he makes the lessons extremely fun! I am excited to have found such an awesome teacher!

Posted Apr 21, 2017
Julia G.
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Tim is a very good instructor with a tremendous amount of patience and experience. He breaks down the topic to smaller portions of information so it is very easy to process and practice. Highly recommend.

Posted Nov 30, 2016
Julia G.
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I really enjoyed the class, Timothy explains everything thoroughly and makes is easy to grasp the material. I would high recommend him as an instructor!

Posted Oct 28, 2016
Jessica Sullivan
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Great first lesson. Very professional but fun. Excellent teacher re technique and he makes you feel comfortable.

Posted Sep 16, 2016
Nicole H.
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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! :-)

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Tondalaya H.
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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.

Posted Apr 30, 2016
Maloy Q.
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A great first lesson for my 11 year old!

Posted Mar 12, 2016
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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!

Posted Nov 5, 2015
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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!

Posted Nov 5, 2015
Jarrett Carter
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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.

Posted Nov 4, 2015
Jenny Holm
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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.

Posted Sep 5, 2015
Henry W.
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Timothy is a great teacher and you are able to learn so much
From him!

Posted Jul 10, 2015
Roberto Giberti
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Tim is great. Very competent, kind, and able to understand what and how to make you improve. Highly recommended

Posted Jul 3, 2015
Jeff H.
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Timothy is an excellent instructure. Very good discussion on theory mixed with the lesson.

Posted Jun 26, 2015
Allison F.
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First off, Timothy has an amazing voice. That's number one. Number two, he is warm hearted and makes sure you feel at home. He really takes everything he knows and teaches you along the way. I know I've made progress since I started 5 weeks ago, and I know it will just get better.

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Cruizio Z.
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He's amazing!!

Posted Jun 5, 2015
Denise G.
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I was very pleased with Timothy's friendly disposition and his warm personality. I believe I am going to enjoy my singing lessons.

Posted Jun 2, 2015
Ashley S.
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Timothy is awesome. He makes me feel very comfortable and so I don't have to hold back anything during our voice lessons. He challenges me and I already feel that I am getting back in the groove of singing properly after just 2 lessons. I would highly recommend working with him!

Posted Aug 13, 2014
Mindi W.
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It was hard to pick a lesson type, because in the four or five months I worked with Tim, I learned a lot about music theory and performing, and I'm very sad to have to take a break from my lessons.

Due to scheduling conflicts at my job, I am putting my vocal lessons on hold, and I couldn't be more bummed about it. Tim is friendly, patient, professional and seems to be able to tailor his teaching style to his students. He is encouraging, but also knows how to give constructive criticism without demoralizing his more A-type students (me). I have learned so much from him already, and I truly hope I am able to come back in the future.

Literally cannot recommend him more highly. I haven't had a more competent and inspiring teacher - for anything - in years.

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Mariko R.
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I enjoy Tim's instruction very much. Not only is he an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher he also has a good appreciation of music which he can extend to his students. I asked for a recommendation for a song I may want to learn taking my voice range and quality, and he came up with a wonderful song right away. If you are looking for a teacher who can explore the fun of music with you without being judgmental, Tim is the one!

Posted Jul 3, 2014
David C.

Excellent and Inspiring Teacher

I feel very fortunate to have connected with Tim to be my vocal instructor.

Tim is courteous, professional, enthusiastic, encouraging, and a true subject matter expert. His knowledge extends beyond vocal study broadly to music theory and to performance training; all skills which must coalesce within a student to create a competent vocal performer. That is what's happening with me under Tim's instruction.

Tim is keeping track of my vocal range which is steadily increasing, and I am hearing the results of my voice as its quality is honed to ever finer skill levels. In addition to vocal tone and quality, proper and song-appropriate diction is analyzed and adjusted, as well as breathing, posture, and projection; all while being encouraged to remember to put my own signature on a song.

I am being taught not only proper methods of singing, but a new and far deeper appreciation for the art of singing as a whole.

Thank you Tim.

Posted Nov 29, 2013
Megan C.

Fantastic teacher!

I cannot recommend Timothy enough. He is a wonderful, supportive teacher who is always encouraging, even when the student feels they aren't performing their best. He was able to tailor our lessons to match my skill level (i.e. to match the fact that I had musical experience, but not singing experience). An excellent teacher!

Posted Sep 2, 2013
Allison Y.

Tim is wonderful!

He is very encouraging and a pleasure to work with. My daughter enjoys her time with him each session.

Posted Aug 26, 2013
Allison Y.

Tim has been wonderful!

My 11 year old daughter currently takes voice lessons from
Tim and we are very pleased. In the first day, she learned that she has a two octave range and how to do vocal warm-ups (says her tone deaf mother!) Tim is professional, courteous and warm.
We are 5 lessons in and very pleased.

Posted Feb 11, 2013
Berrin T.

Overall I had a great experience

I think Tim is a great instructor. He clearly sees my enthusiasm and also my limits. He pushes me to learn faster. I really enjoy his way of teaching. It is great that he treats me as a student while teaching new things, and later as a colleague while I am practicing (for instance he plas the duets with me)

Posted Dec 8, 2012

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Singer, Pianist and Instructor
May 2010 - Present

Tim H. Music


Bachelors of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2010

University Of The Arts



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Outstanding Jazz Vocals Award
May 2010

University of the Arts

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