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Frankie P.
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Play guitar like Jimi Hendrix — learn from a sought-after instructor.
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My primary ensemble focus at Berklee revolved around the classical guitar. I emphasize the PIMA method and the understanding of chord structures.
About Frankie P.

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University. Playing an instrument is such an enjoyable way to spend your time, and I know that learning to play something new in any style of music, whether it be Classical, Blues, Pop, Bluegrass, Country, or Rock, is a challenge, but I can help. I have available slots every day; once we figure out a time that works, I'll have a better idea of how to teach you so we can get down to playing some music. Please feel free to contact me. I am happy to set up a session to talk and introduce myself. I will gladly answer any questions you may have. Take care, and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Teaching Diploma - Music Instruction

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Classical Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$54
60 minutes
$67
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!

Posted Mar 10, 2021
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Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!

Posted Jan 24, 2021
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A great first step for me to start my guitar journey, Frankie is very helpful ! 11/10 would recommend to everyone

Posted Oct 17, 2020
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Owner / Lead Instructor
Jul 2018 - Present
Private Company
I am the owner and lead instructor for my own business. I teach and play many instruments including, but not limited to: Guitar, Woodwinds, Piano, Banjo, Ukulele, and Mandolin As well as: Theory, Songwriting, and Composition If you have an interest in something that is not on the list, ask, and I’ll make it happen. I tailor the lessons to you and your interests. I want you to understand the “why” of your instrument rather than the “put your fingers here” approach. In my lessons I teach and help you to understand: Chords, Scales, Music Theory, Note Reading, Rhythm, Improvisation, and Songwriting Techniques along with any other topic you have an interest in learning.
Director of Curriculum and Program Development / Lead Instructor
Apr 2008 - May 2018
Private School of Music
• Director and Music Instructor for Private and Group Lessons, Harmony, Theory, and Performance Ensembles. • Teach guitar, bass, clarinet, saxophone, and piano lessons to students of all ages and backgrounds. • Responsible for group and individual woodwind lessons focusing on overall technique and musicality, including facility, breath, phrasing, dynamics, and articulation. • Proficiency on recorder, flute, clarinet, soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, piano, and guitar. • Teaching of rote songs to establish early tonality and rhythm. • Instill various rhythmic concepts, including fast, slow, and steady beats enhanced through specific instruments. • Test each student’s ability to listen and play instruments with other students, a metronome, and to pre-recorded music. • Impart specialized knowledge of theoretical music learning and instrumental performances through a variety of exercises, activities, and structured practice.
Teaching Diploma - Music Instruction
Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
University of West London
Doctorate of Musical Arts
Sep 2013 - Apr 2020
Boston University
Master of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2011
Boston University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2006
Berklee College of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certified Distance Education Instructor
Aug 2020
International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC)
Information Privacy and Security for Faculty
Apr 2017
Boston University
Boston University RCR Program for Doctoral Candidates and Post-Docs: Social & Behavioral
Apr 2017
Boston University
Human Subjects Protection Training: Social & Behavioral
Apr 2017
Boston University
Good Clinical Practice Course (US FDA focus)
Apr 2017
Boston University
Blackboard and Online Teaching Certification
Jun 2012
Mountain State University
Statement of Accomplishment – Songwriting
May 2013
Berklee College of Music
Gear Endorsement from Black Market Custom (Guitar Division)
Jul 2011
Black Market Custom Music Equipment
Winner of Dunlop's Band of the Week Contest
Jan 2007
Dunlop Guitar Company
String and Swag Endorsement
Jan 2007
Dunlop Guitar Company
Pedal Endorsement
Jan 2007
MXR Pedals
Don Puluse Award for Outstanding Musicianship
May 2006
Berklee College of Music
Berklee Achievement Scholarship
Sep 2005
Berklee College of Music
Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2018
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Technology in Music Education
Aug 2018
The mission of TI:ME is to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching and learning in music.
D'Adarrio Education Collective
Aug 2018
a global community of music educators who are committed to inspiring the next generation of lifelong musicians. Our program provides music teachers with access to resources and other tools to help support their role in education. The Education Collective will grow to include opportunities to network with other teachers, share your knowledge and content, and attend special educational events. Our goal is to support those that support the future of music.
Berklee College of Music Alumni
Dec 2006
The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits. Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.
BMI
Aug 2003
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Instructor details
Classical Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$54
60 minutes
$67
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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