LESSONS

I’ve been a professional musician, touring nationally and internationally all my life. But there is another side to what I do. For over 30 years I’ve been teaching piano and guitar to hundreds of students, ages 5 to adult. Recently I’ve transitioned my students to Zoom and Skype lessons and it’s working well. My touring is on hold but the upside is I’m now able to add students to my schedule. 

I’m probably best known as blues/jazz/roots-rock guy but I enjoy teaching all styles (pop, video themes, TV/film music) and can turn anything into a lesson. I’m patient with beginners, and have found I can help anyone improve on their instrument. I have used lessons books, but these days I often create personalized lessons for each student using a combination of notation, transcription, video, and lots of playing by ear. Students can also access my youtube video lessons. 

Interested? Let’s talk. Email at al@alhillblues.com.

“I have to say my progression with Al has been more than I could have thought. In a teacher he’s the best I could ask for and more, and his best qualities are his great ability to take any student in almost any direction they want with music.” - Philip 

“Al had really sparked my interest in developing my fledgling piano skills. His humor and calm demeanor are really valued as I tend to be slow to learn new things. He is a very patient teacher! His knowledge of piano styles and techniques is exceptional. I can honestly say that each lesson I’ve had with Al has given me weeks worth of things to work on and develop. I’m playing far better than I ever have and I am enjoying it immensely these days. I’m using my time in self isolation to work on my new chops… Thanks Al!” - Dave Duncan, National award-winning songwriter/musician

“I found Al to be a patient and knowledgeable teacher.  He has a knack for creating arrangements that make his student's sound years ahead of their ability.” - Kathy 

4 comments

  • Sandy Adas
    Sandy Adas Lady Lake, Florida
    Well deserved! You are a first-class talent.

    Well deserved! You are a first-class talent.

  • Freddie Shaw
    Freddie Shaw Bloomington, Indiana
    Website is looking and sounding good! Just heard your radio interview with Vinnie. Thank you. Hope to meet you this year in Memphis 2018. Thanks for all the good info about blues challenge.

    Website is looking and sounding good! Just heard your radio interview with Vinnie. Thank you. Hope to meet you this year in Memphis 2018. Thanks for all the good info about blues challenge.

  • Dave Doneth
    Dave Doneth Punta Gorda Florida
    When are you coming to Florida?

    When are you coming to Florida?

  • Al Hill
    Al Hill
    Hey Dave, I'd love to come down after this plague blows over. I've played Tampa-St. Pete, Daytona Blues Fest, Miami. Orlando, Ponte Vedra & a bunch of other places I don't remember. We used to have a rental in Bradenton and would come down to work on it sometimes. I'll let you know when I'm coming back. Hope you're doing well.

    Hey Dave, I'd love to come down after this plague blows over. I've played Tampa-St. Pete, Daytona Blues Fest, Miami. Orlando, Ponte Vedra & a bunch of other places I don't remember. We used to have a rental in Bradenton and would come down to work on it sometimes. I'll let you know when I'm coming back. Hope you're doing well.

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