Udell Hicks

Udell H.

Cleveland, OH

About Udell H.

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Udell teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 1975
Last sign in: Yesterday


I have love and a great passion for music. I have been a musician for over 30 years, I have been a private instructor in piano, organ and voice for 10 years. I have trained and arranged music for several choirs and musicians. I have been music administrator for the church I attend for 12 years. I have instructed children's music classes at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. I have toured with choirs, soloist, and musicians in the United States and Canada. I play for weddings and am currently on staff as a musician at a Funeral Home.

I am a graduate of Evans Academy of Music in Buffalo, New York. I have studied music at Cuyahoga Community College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have great patience in teaching. The piano and organ lessons start with music theory which is studied each lesson. The lessons develop into learning scales, techniques, developing skills, learning to play songs. The singing lessons start with vocal scales and breathing exercises. Diction, pronunciation, and tone quality are perfected.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is at a church with separate music rooms for training. Each room has a piano and organ inside and seating is available.

*** Specialties ***
I start with description of notes, meaning of symbols, measures, lines, spaces, learning to read notes, how chords are formed, teach scales and chords, introductory theory, simple sheet music of popular songs. My genres are mainly popular music, jazz, and gospel.

Photos and Videos

Cheyene singing


Music Administrator

Jan 1973 - Present
Faith Temple Chuirch and Greater Tabernacle Church

I have over forty years experience in music administration at two churches. I have trained musicians that play piano, organ, drums guitar, and horns in accompanying choirs and soloist. I have traveled the United States and Canada performing with choirs and soloist. The type music I teach is gospel, jazz, and popular music.


Associates degree in music

Sep 1985 - May 1988
Evans Music Academy and Cuyahoga Community College

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Certified Instructor of Voice, Piano, and Organ

Aug 1990
Evans Academy of Music


Musician of the Year

Aug 1997
Call and Post Newspaper Inc.


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

May 1990

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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8 Reviews on Udell H.

Daryl J. Sep 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I'm excited! Mr.H is The Best!
April A. Aug 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Udell! He was able to quickly point out my strengths as well as weaknesses. I look forward to working with him again.
Drusilla K. Oct 10, 2014
Verified Student
Very good instructor. Has really enhanced my ability to play as well as my music ministry.
Nakia H. May 14, 2014
Verified Student

Great teacher!!
Yolanda P. Feb 12, 2014
Verified Student
Very good experence

Udell iis very pleasant and very uplifting in teaching my son. He present a comfortabe environment. He communicate to me the parent of lesson plans and lesson progress. Udell and my son conected very well. Very please with Udell.
Janna H. Dec 20, 2013
Verified Student
making progress with my child fast.

Excellent teacher! Glad we chose Udell. He does well with my daughter..
JannaH Jul 31, 2012

My child's lessons are going great. Mr. Udell makes her feel comfortable and she enjoys going to class.
AnaE1 Oct 10, 2011

Udell teaches piano to my 7 year old daughter Rachael. He is very good with kids. My daughter loves going to class and feels rather disappointed when it's over :-). She is learning very quick and Udell has been a great instructor !. My only problem is that he is quite far away from our home, so this might be an issue during the winter months..