Patrick J.

Patrick J.

6 Reviews
Orlando, FL

About Patrick J.

Background Check: Last verified 06/26/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 1 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 1 to 99


Patrick J. is a lifelong musician and entertainer. He has experience playing many different
instruments and enjoys playing all kinds of music. In addition to writing, recording and teaching,
Patrick has toured the country with various musical acts, as well as toured as a stand-up comedian. He
has also done extensive acting work, which led to him being featured on The Home Shopping Network
for Esteban Guitars.

These various pursuits have given Patrick a fun inviting personality that students take to immediately.
Patrick has a laid back approach that combines the students' interests with a more formal pursuit of
musical ideas. Music should be fun, and Patrick strives to maintain that attitude through his lessons.

"It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It's what you leave behind you when you
go." - Randy Travis

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will get a combination of technical drills, theory lessons, songwriting tips, ear training, and anything else that pertains to the instrument as a whole. I combine what they want to know with what they need to know. I am entertaining and fun, so the learning process never gets too serious. I don't have a set curriculum. I tailor it to the individual based on their experience and vision. In 3-6 months with me a student can expect to have a great appreciation for his/her instrument, a wealth of knowledge, and the skills to put them on the path to great musicianship.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Kit, Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Basses, Keyboard, Trumpet, Pedal Steel, Sitar, Amplifiers, FX Pedals, Video/Audio Production Studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, drum sticks, practice pad, blank sheet music, iPad, handouts, stickers and candy =)

*** Specialties ***
Guitar and Bass: beg to adv
Drums: beg to adv
Piano: beg to inter
Pedal Steel: beg to inter
Trumpet: beg to inter

Rock, Metal, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Ska, Funk, Punk

Photos and Videos

TakeLessons Commercial.


Lesson Instructor Oct 2009 - Present
Avalon School of Music

Guitar, bass, drums, piano teacher


Master of Information Sciences Aug 2001 - Apr 2002
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance May 1997 - Apr 2001
University of Florida

Languages Spoken

Polish Professional Proficiency

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is excellent I signed up for guitar lessons in May of this year and it's made all the difference in the world. My instructor is a great teacher. He's very knowledgeable and has a great ear for music. This product is easy to use and always up to date and the billing and scheduling is clear and easy to understand and navigate. I am very pleased with this product. September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick has been, in a word, AMAZING Our son has made incredible progress in only three months that he's been jamming with Patrick, who is professional, always on time, and really cares about our son's progress -- and that he's having fun. We would both recommend Patrick in a heartbeat to any other family looking for a young, talented, and affable online teacher. May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good teacher Patrick explains things well. He presents lessons so that they are easy to understand and follow. He gives music for me to practice in addition to helping me practice music for my school band. He is flexible with lesson scheduling when I have a conflict. February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Instructor Amber's musical talents have been blossoming with Patrick's instruction. Amber appreciates Patrick's patience and his confidences in her abilities to advance. Patrick combines the students potential with the students previous knowledge in music when developing a lesson plan that immerses the student into music. Amber really enjoyed music theory and finger exercises. Thanks Patrick for your work with Amber and her brother Mike. November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick is a wonderful music teacher! Mr. Patrick Janka is unusually talented and well versed in a wide variety of musical instruments. My son had taken lessons elsewhere both in private and in the public school system but Patrick's ability to teach in a fun, relaxed style finally broke through to my son. Yes, music theory was a part of the lessons, but technique and playing really fun songs is what caught my son's attention. Patrick was very patient and his feedback was always in a positive manner. Patrick was truly encouraging. After about 6 months of lessons, Patrick encouraged both of my kids to enter a recital with other local Take Lessons kids and the experience was wonderful! My kids were hesitant at first, but Patrick constant confidence in their ability to play won them over. Patrick Janka is a GREAT music teacher! November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drum feedback Patrick is a great teacher and makes learning fun.I highly recommend Patrick. February 27, 2012