Udell Hicks

Udell H.

Cleveland, OH
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Theory is a very important part in learning to play and sing. I teach the meaning of notes, the types of notes, and how to read notes. I teach the meaning and purpose of the music, staff, timing,accidentals, phrases, and all other fundamentals of theory.
My method of teaching makes it fun and easy to learn.

About Udell H.

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.


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22 Reviews
Crystal H.
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Udell is very knowledgeable and patient!

Posted Jun 14, 2020
Olivia P.
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I like having voice lessons in the privacy of a building other than my home.

Posted May 1, 2020
Rafael A.
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Very kind and helpful man. Was very patient with me and explained everything well. I have zero complaints

Posted Feb 15, 2020
Gideon I.
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It was a great introductory class

Posted Aug 3, 2019
Matthew H.
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Wonderful experience...

Posted Jan 12, 2019
Ronald J.
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Excellent teacher. Patient, kind and very informative. glad to have met him.

Posted Sep 28, 2018
Santino G.
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Patient , kind , takes his time with you

Posted Jun 14, 2018
Karen L. Mallory
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A great instructor!! Mr. Udell helped in showing me the correct breathing technique and how to enunciate properly. Look forward to the next session.

Posted Dec 9, 2017
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He was really patient with me, a beginner.

Posted Mar 21, 2017
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It was an amazing first singing lesson!! Udell is an excellent teacher. I can't wait for the next lesson. I learned so much in one lesson it was unbelievable. It is going to be a journey that I look forward to. I believe in time I will reach my goal of being able to sing Praises "in tune" for the Lord.

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Ella I.
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We really enjoyed our first lesson! Great, patient instructor. Looking forward to the next time!

Posted Sep 19, 2016
John L.
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He is a good instructor. He teaches how to breathe and make a good sound.

Posted Mar 2, 2016
susan jones
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good teacher--kind, patient and knowledgeable

Posted Feb 24, 2016
Azza A.
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100 stars! Excellent! He is a great man! Recommend!

Posted Dec 10, 2015
Daryl J.
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I'm excited! Mr.H is The Best!

Posted Sep 26, 2015
April A.
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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.

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Drusilla K.

Very good instructor. Has really enhanced my ability to play as well as my music ministry.

Posted Oct 10, 2014
Nakia H.


Great teacher!!

Posted May 14, 2014
Yolanda P.

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.

Posted Feb 12, 2014
Janna H.

making progress with my child fast.

Excellent teacher! Glad we chose Udell. He does well with my daughter..

Posted Dec 20, 2013


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

Posted Jul 31, 2012


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..

Posted Oct 10, 2011

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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



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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