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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 teac
h 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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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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Ariane Taylor April 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson with Patrick felt like a match. Looking forward to doing much more with him!
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Patrick L.

Patrick L.

Charlotte, NC 28223
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Phil B.

Kannapolis, NC

About Phil

In addition to earning degrees in music from San Francisco State University (B.M.) and The University of North Texas (M.M.) I have completed the teacher education program at Old Dominion University. I continue to engage in a diverse career as a professional tubist. This experience consists of extensive freelance work such as orchestral playing, chamber music occasions and commercial entertainment. More permanent positions include my service in The United States Continental Army Band, Ft. Monroe, VA, and the 380th Army Reserve Band, Richmond, VA and as a musician at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg
, VA during the 2011, 2012 and 2014 seasons. In addition to time spent in fine ensembles such as the Virginia Wind Symphony, University of North Texas Wind Symphony and the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, I have had the great fortune of time spent as a marching member of the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.
While pursuing a master’s degree in tuba performance I was active as a private lesson teacher at the middle and high school levels. I continue to teach students privately. Experience in teaching adults includes work as a private ear-training and sight-singing tutor at the collegiate level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Cerveny "Piggy" Model CC tuba
B&S "Sinfonie" Model F tuba
Dr. Beat Metronome
Professional Recordings
Hi Fi Stereo
Music Stands

*** Travel Equipment ***
Cerveny "Piggy" Model CC tuba
B&S "Sinfonie" Model F tuba
Dr. Beat Metronome
Professional Recordings

*** Specialties ***
I have had experience performing and teaching music of various styles including Orchestra/Concert band, Classical/Solo, Jazz and Pop.
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Joanna V. December 6, 2015
French Horn · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Becker is fantastic. My son has Asperger's and Phil was wonderfully patient. He often adapted the lesson based on my son's focus. Mr. Becker pushed my son to learn and excel but only as much as he could take without getting frustrated. In a short time, he learned the horn a did really well. I was very pleased and would definitely recommend Phil Becker to anyone.
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Phil B.

Phil B.

Kannapolis, NC 28081
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Joseph R.

Charlotte, NC

About Joseph

Joseph Rincon has been honing his abilities in guitar for over seventeen years and has performed extensively throughout the east coast. He earned his B.M. in Performance degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as receiving a formal recognition as “Outstanding Performer” by the faculty of the department of music. He also received two additional recognitions and scholarships from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for his exceptional skill in music performance.

Over the years, he has been recognized for his outstanding musicality and his passionate perfor
mances. His guitar playing and musicianship has been described as “a combination of deep and moving musical ideas with beautiful sound and refined technique”. His performances are energetic and highly expressive, whether he is performing for a large audience or a small and intimate gathering.

In addition to frequently performing in the Charlotte, Lake Norman, and surrounding areas, he is also an inspired music teacher. He teaches various styles of guitar, including electric and steel-string acoustic guitar, as well as different musical genres such as rock, blues, and folk. As an instructor, he wants to share his love of music with his students, and his goal is to awaken the musical potential in them. He is a highly dedicated professional with a desire to not only teach students how to play the guitar but to learn how to use the guitar as a vehicle of musical expression.
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Richard P. January 19, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joey is a very talented musician and he is an excellent teacher. He's very patient and I have learned something new with every lesson. I would definitely recommend Joey for a beginner or someone like me who already has some experience.
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Lula A. January 10, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joey R. He really wants to share his experience. And over all he is patient and repeated many times to make sure if you catchup .He is the best instructor I found
Current student Lula
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Brenda Phillips January 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I purchased acoustic guitar lessons for my husband as a Christmas gift and he took his first lesson on January 2nd 2016. I accompanied my husband to his lesson and met Joey. He is a very nice and personable guy. My husband was very pleased with his first lesson and said Joey was an excellent teacher with a lot of knowledge and patience. My husband already knows the basics of guitar playing but had hit a roadblock and couldn't seem to go any further without some good instructions. Some people are good at playing but just don't have the skill and patience for teaching others but Joey does. Mu husband learned some new things with his first lesson and came with some homework. Way to go Joey!
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Joseph R.

Joseph R.

Charlotte, NC 28203
(16)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jon S.

Concord, NC

About Jon

Jon started playing music in 2007 at the age of 12 first starting on acoustic guitar and then adopting electric guitar and bass guitar as well. He has played in many local bands and directed the Remix Worship Band at Concord First Assembly from 2012-2015. Some of his directorial duties included training beginner musicians to play their instruments, how to perform in a live situation, and how to play with a band. He specializes in rock and roll (both new and older styles), metal, blues,and worship music but has experience playing and performing all genres.He has travelled all over the United S
tates performing with bands and playing conferences and camps to all ages. He is currently pursuing a degree in Guitar Performance and being classically trained by master guitarist Charles Vaughn at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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Wayne R. May 23, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My son enjoyed his first lesson and he is enthusiastic to learn more
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Someshwar S. May 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
It was great and learnt some basics from him in the first class.
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Stephanie N. April 26, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I have never had any type of music lesson before and online at that. Jon is amazing as an instructor and a human! He is personable and caters to how you will be able to learn best and is motivating and encouraging at the same time. He is an awesome guitar player and really knows his stuff. I went through atleast 20 profiles before I decided to use Jon and I'm glad I did! one of the best online purchases I've made (and I'm a Prime Amazon junkie! :)
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Jon S.

Concord, NC 28027
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$20 / 30-min
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John B.

Charlotte, NC

About John

Hello!
My name is John Bishop. I can't wait to meet you and introduce you to the wonderful world of music!

I have been involved with music since my teen years. I have had a lot of fun in my life playing various instruments in school bands, local and regional talent shows and festivals. I was a founding member of a popular local Cajun Band - "Carolina Gator Gumbo" for 12 years. I have performed and appeared on Network and local TV, Radio, and done studio recordings. I have performed in Bluegrass and Old Time Bands as well as Swing/Jazz Bands.

I would love to introduce you to m
usic so you can begin to have fun too - whether playing for your own pleasure, with your friends - or as a career. I hope to hear from you soon so we can discuss your goals.

I've been teaching private lessons part time off and on since 1971. My passion is to help my students read music and to play guitar, dobro or mandolin as well as other instruments. I earned an AFA in Music from Central Piedmont Community College. I'm a patient and flexible person and my teaching style is coaching and encouraging and fun!

I use various methods of teaching in my one on one lessons including books, handouts, internet sources, and smart phone technology and apps. I do my best to tailor lessons to suit your individual needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Cassey May 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
John Bishop has been such an amazing gift to inspire and teach. He caters the curriculum to your speed but still challenges you to go higher in your understanding of music theory. A wealth of knowledge he brings to the table; I would highly recommend him as your instructor!
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Lou May 28, 2016
I have taken two guitar courses with John.
At the time a very new (but older) beginner guitar player, and I was really impressed with his patience and gentle way of steering us all in the right direction. His musical background and experience, both performing and with music theory, are evident in his course..He totally understands the stress of performing, in my opinion, and helps the student deal with that fact.
We moved right into basic theory when appropriate. John also had a steady stream of email lesson-correspondence, elaborating on issues discussed or observed in class. A large amount of information was covered in this way. The class didn't end when we left each day.
His enthusiasm was always apparent and kept us all engaged and wanting to do improve.. I continue to recall things that he said in class.
I recommend John without reservation.
Lou (who now considers himself closer to an "intermediate" guitar player. in part thanks to John.)
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Cindy May 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Oh my, where to start. Such fun getting lessons from this wonderful man. We laughed a lot. I learned so much and was not stressed at all. I would highly recommend John for anyone at any age. So laid
back and the patience of a saint. Thank you for everything.
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John B.

John B.

Charlotte, NC 28269
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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