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Ronald Hartwell Music

Vandalia, OH 45377 (map)


Lessons Offered

Bass, Clarinet, Composition, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

Online via Webcam


About Me

Ron Hartwell's Summary

Projects include:
Different Hats Dance Orchestra
- Swing, Jazz, Dixieland, Jump Jive & Wail

Lizz & Rex Jazz Combo
- Jazz Standards, Broadway & Hollywood Show Tunes, Bossa Nova

Retrospect Jazz Ensemble
- Post Modern Bebop & Neo Classical Swing

OtherWize H2H
- World Beat, Classical, Jazz, Fusion

Workshops Performances and Compositions for:
• Musical Organizations
• Educational & Development Programs
• Childhood and Early Music
• Elders & Senior Hostel Programs
• International Events
Ronald Hartwell has been performing, teaching, composing and enjoying music for over thirty-five years.

He regularly entertains audiences in formal and informal settings. He combines a deep love of traditional musics from across Europe and the Americas with a flair for innovation, improvisation and composition. He is equally at home performing musical theater and jazz laced rendition of popular songs as he is in the concert hall. Performances regularly include the best of Broadway, Jazz Classics, gems from the rich heritage of North / Central / South America and Europe.

Ronald Hartwell has studied historical art music of North America and Europe at the U of A, jazz, theater and composition at Berklee College. His mentors have included Peter Walker (Julliard) for Piano Proficiency, Richard Herman (Indiana) Flute, Joseph Viola (Conservatories de Paris - Marcel Mule)Saxophone and Ernest Dalwood (Cambridge - BBC and ESO) Clarinet.

In addition to instrumental studies he has studied voice with Carole Forte and acting with Rylan (L.B.) Brenner.

He advised the Center for Human development on musical, audio and film needs for over fifteen years. He currently acts as an advisor to Dabico Music and Art as well as Development for Dabico Artist Factory, Dayton Ohio. Musical settings have included principal chair in U of A opera orchestras(Die Zauberflautte & Cosi Fan Tutti), musical director in dance bands and many jazz and popular combos.

Specialties
Musical Director
Producer
Composition
Arranging
SB Clarinets
ATB Saxophones
Flutes
Piano
Keyboards

Also inquire about:
Workshops
Piano and Voice Performance
Instrument Lessons, Piano Lessons Dayton, OH

My Musical Education Background

40 years performing and 35 years teaching.

Berklee College if Music '81 Professional Music

U of A Fine Arts Associate in Performance

Banff School of Fine Arts

Mount Royal University AP Theory & Performance

Genres and Subjects Taught

Jazz
Blues
Classical
World Beat

Lesson Rates

Pre-paid as low as $20 per lesson.

Four lessons for $110 at my studio $140 at your home.

Twelve lessons $240 at my studio $ 375 at your home.



Single lessons

$60 per hour at my studio $75 at your home.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

4 to 104

My Certifications and Awards

BA Music Berklee College

My Musical Influences

Mozart, Bach
Stravinsky, Bartok
Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman
Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea
Ralph Towner, Jan Gabereck
Toshiko Akoshi, Thad Jones


Service Area


Student Reviews




Clayton, OH

Mr. Hartwell gave me much more than musical content. He provided both context and depth due to his personal performance.




Dayton, OH

We are very satisfied with Mr. Hartwell. He provides musical knowledge and instrumental skills in a way that us engaging and entertaining.


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