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Patrick L.

Arden, NC

About Patrick

Hi there, my name is Patrick, and I am now a new resident of the Asheville area. I am a music teacher of Trumpet, Piano, Voice and Sound Recording with more than 20 plus years of experience. Below, I
relate some of my experiences and philosophies as a teacher of music since 2002.

*** Lesson Details ***
Trumpet Lessons
I have worked with adults and children, with beginners, and with more experienced players looking for a push or a new direction. I have developed many different teaching methods based on what each of my students wants to get out of lessons. The heart of most lessons I teach is learning to play or understand songs. Usually, I rely on my students to select the songs they wish to study, which I then transcribe to make personal arrangements fitted to their abilities. Of course, I will suggest or recommend songs at times. I also supply relevant exercises and music theory to accelerate the learning process.

Piano Lessons
I differentiate between concepts and skills, while stressing the importance of mastering both. As important as it is to understand the intervalic relationships in something like the major scale, this knowledge does little for the pianist if she or he cannot pick out the notes to the different scales in real time. In observing that each person demonstrates unique learning patterns and abilities, I have learned that some people will come to understand the conceptual through mastery of memorized tasks while some will succeed with technical mastery only after achieving some conceptual understanding.
Voice Lessons
Having first begun singing at 22 years old, I know first hand that it’s never to late to start singing. Having some experience in school but not fully as a professional till in my 20′s, I have learned from some of the top professionals in the South Florida area. My first vocal lessons was with Gloria Estefan’s back up singer Jon Secada. Jon has his first hit “Just Another Day” that stayed at #1 for several weeks. His one lesson really helped me use singing in my gigging around town. From that time on, I have used this technique for all my students. focusing on JUST BREATHING, has helped many of my students.

Teaching Sound Recording
Working in the early 1980s with recorded music and computers, I was introduced to the new wave of recording at its birth. At Miami Dade Community College, I taught and assisted students in Composition, Sound Development, and Sound Recording using Mac computers and PC’s. As of this day, I personally teach recording in Logic Pro, Bias Peak and Mastering using Waves plug ins and having finished products in Mp4 format and or CD’s.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mac with logic pro software instruments, piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
expect students to provide paper and pencil and put in practice time on their respected instruments at least 30 min a week

*** Specialties ***
Alfred,Hanon,Rubank Advanced Method for instruments.
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Andrew G. August 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson for my 9 year old son. Patrick is friendly, professional, and kept my son interested and engaged.
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Tino B. May 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Looking forward to more sessions with this guy! I've composed two new records since i had a session with him, it seems like he's helped me from overthinking that this is hard and with all the technology there is today its just simple. just do it!
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Tino B. May 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Hello music world this is Tino b here! I want to let everyone out there who is interested in taking their music to the next level and is searching for someone to help them do so, well look no further Patrick Lopez can help you do so. My first
lesson with him gave me my confidence back and has me producing music on a totally different/higher level.
Better writing and music composition is what im learning,
how to listen to today's music melodies and transform them into a sound of my own. Check him out!
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Patrick L.

Patrick L.

Arden, NC 28704
(22)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Laura S.

Asheville, NC

About Laura

Laura has taught throughout her musical career and loves nothing better than to introduce students of all ages to the magic of creating their own music! As a teacher, she focuses on balancing inspirat
ion and explanation. Inspiration: because if you don’t love your music, what’s the point? And technique: because if it’s easy to play and sounds good, you’ll keep coming back for more!

Laura has a BA in Violin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee School of Music, has taught privately for nine years, and plays in several bands. Laura has taken firsts in her age division at several fiddle contests, including the California and Nevada Oldtime Fiddle State Champions, Western Open Championships and top 5 in the National Oldtime Fiddle Championships.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide sheet music for new tunes, stickers, and a basic fix-it kit for common instrument issues. I also try to keep backup books and a shoulder rest around at my studios so if someone forgets their equipment we can still make good use of the lesson.

I expect the student to provide their instrument, shoulder rest/end pin stopper, notebook, device for recording music, folder/binder for loose papers, and books. I don't require lots of books - just ones you'll use!

*** Travel Equipment ***
See Studio Equipment, above.

*** Specialties ***
I love teaching oldtime, bluegrass, country and celtic fiddle - most of what I do as a performer fits in along those lines. I teach Suzuki method violin as well. My Suzuki teacher learned directly from Shinichi Suzuki!

I encourage all my students to improvise, to try different musical styles, and to experiment with composition. My goals are to share my own love for music, and enable students to discover their unique musical voice.
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Jennifer M. February 25, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Even though my wifi wasn't working well, the lesson was great!
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Sue February 18, 2016
Violin
Ok instructor but she was asked to leave
Music academy of Asheville
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Carol S. February 11, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Laura, is amazing! I am over the moon pleased. She is professional, knowledgeable, & pleasure to work with. I am a mature student with no music background. And looking forward to my next lesson with Laura S.
Feel she is the perfect fit for my music lessons. Happy, Happy, Happy 😊😊😊🎻🎻🎻
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Laura S.

Laura S.

Asheville, NC 28801
(16)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC

About Stephanie

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano instructor with over 25 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Mus
ic Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

Some people have difficulty reaching a teachers' studio. For this reason, I have perfected my ability to teach via Skype or FaceTime. It is an advantage for my students to be instructed by a quality teacher. One of the advantages for me is that I can see what is going on bigger than in real life. It's worth a try, isn't it?

*** Lesson Details ***
All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 10-15 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

You will benefit most by booking your lessons in advance by the semester, or at least by the month. Frequent cancellations will result in dismissal, as I wish only to teach committed, sincere and serious students...don't worry, my lessons are fun, and you will enjoy my sense of humor!

*** Studio Equipment ***
For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

*** Specialties ***
I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.
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Barbara July 20, 2016
Viola · Online
My son really enjoyed the lesson and he start to practice daily.
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Nancy Lease June 15, 2016
Organ · Online
Verified Student
I really enjoy my lessons with Stephanie. She is well organized and very patient. I find my lessons very enjoyable and look forward to accomplishing the tasks she sets for me.

Nancy
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Annika January 15, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
The first lesson was a little stressful for my daughter but Stephanie made her feel comfortable and not overwhelmed.
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Stephanie Q.

Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC 28804
(13)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC

About Kendra

I have a love of music that never grows thin. My studies initiated with a purely classical approach leading to the scholarships I received to further my education. Performing with various orchestras
, musical theater, opera, and small ensembles fulfilled my childhood desires. Later in my career, I expanded my studying and performing in other musical genres that have included jazz, rock, blues, folk, latin and many more. Working with various talented musicians encouraged a new line of study in improvisation I hadn't acquired during my classical studies and performance. Provided with the opportunity to study, perform, and record in classical and alternative styles has only increased my love of music and ability to reach my students at a more personal level.
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Emma M. August 8, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Kendra is very patient and kind; my daughter loves her!
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Vanessa B. July 27, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Kendra is the best.
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Samuel L. July 13, 2016
Viola · Online
Verified Student
Kendra is an amazing viola teacher. Since this was my first online lesson ever, I was skeptical at first. However, Kendra's kindness and positive attitude assured me that I had made the right decision. She covers many aspects of both the technical parts of handling the viola, as well as perfecting intonation and handling a wide variety of styles of music. She also is attentive to specific needs, and accomodates for different paths depending on individual goals. Thanks for all you do for me Kendra!
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Kendra R.

Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC 28739
(8)
starting at
$22 / 30-min

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