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
Ron Hartwell's Summary
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
- 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.
Also inquire about:
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
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.
$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
Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman
Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea
Ralph Towner, Jan Gabereck
Toshiko Akoshi, Thad Jones
Mr. Hartwell gave me much more than musical content. He provided both context and depth due to his personal performance.
We are very satisfied with Mr. Hartwell. He provides musical knowledge and instrumental skills in a way that us engaging and entertaining.