Frankie Price

Frankie P.

Salem, MA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing various woodwind instruments for almost my entire life. I focus on tone, intonation (staying in tune), and the confidence needed to be a strong melodic player.
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Frankie teaches



Frankie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
July 1997

Being a Berklee College of Music Graduate with a Masters in Music
Education from Boston University, I have been playing for almost 30
years and teaching private lessons for 15+, I am a Professional
Instructor that has the ability and resources to teach several styles
ranging from Rock to Classical to Jazz to Country to Metal. In other
words, anything you want to learn I can teach you or your child using the songs and exercises necessary to help you become a real musician.

*** Lesson Details ***
The lessons are tailored to you and your wants as a musician. Whether
you have an electric, acoustic, or classical guitar, along with various method books, I have the music,
print outs, and instructional material to make sure you progress as you

The lessons will help you learn to play guitar through chord diagrams,
theory, charts, examples, and exercises, as well as anything you hear on
the radio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a lot of guitars, amps, pedals, woodwind instruments, keyboards, and recording equipment. Instruments everywhere!

*** Travel Equipment ***
The students should have their own instrument and method book. Other that that, I provide all other handouts and supplemental material and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
I work the most in rock, bluegrass, country, contemporary, and jazz styles.

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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.

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Program Coordinator / Consultant
Jan 2016 - May 2016
St. Paul’s Foundation Ryan’s Guitars Project

• Develop and author the curriculum used in the Ryan’s Guitars Program.
• Identify, interview, and hire qualified instructors.
• Provide oversight and instruction to the program’s instructors.
• Offer guidance, criticism, and the analysis of student progress and participation in the Project.

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Freelance Mix Engineer / Production Assistant
Sep 2006 - Apr 2007
Hendrickson Audio / Avatar Studios

• Assisted Mix Engineer to the only Engineer-in-Residence at Avatar Studios.
• Worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Tal Wilkinson, and Dream Theater.
• Recalled all mix information including the Pro Tools HD setup with a Yamaha DM2000 Console including microphone choice, microphone placement, outboard gear, and patchbay information.
• Maintained the media inventory, equipment, and outboard gear.

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Doctorate of Musical Arts
Sep 2013 - Present
Boston University
Master of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2011
Boston University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2006
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Information Privacy and Security for Faculty
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

Boston University RCR Program for Doctoral Candidates and Post-Docs: Social & Behavioral
Apr 2017
Boston University

Blackboard and Online Teaching Certification
Jun 2012
Mountain State University


Gear Endorsement from Black Market Custom (Guitar Division)
Jul 2011
Black Market Custom Music Equipment
String and Swag Endorsement
Jan 2007
Dunlop Guitar Company
Pedal Endorsement
Jan 2007
MXR Pedals
Winner of Dunlop's Band of the Week Contest
Jan 2007
Dunlop Guitar Company
Don Puluse Award for Outstanding Musicianship
May 2006
Berklee College of Music
Berklee Achievement Scholarship
Sep 2005
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

A Youtube video to help you work through your patterns for memorizing the major and minor scales.
Photo by Frankie P.

CAGED Major Chords
Chromatic Scales
Building Pinky Strength
Up and Over Exercise
Photo by Frankie P.

Photo by Frankie P.

Photo by Frankie P.


8 Reviews

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Bill Jun 27, 2018
Banjo · Online

This was an excellent first lesson. Frankie was patient, engaged, knowledgable, and very helpful. He was able to assess my skill level after talking a bit and had a clear plan to help me begin to learn to play the banjo and understand why I am playing what I'm playing. I'm looking forward to practicing and seeing where this all goes.

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Allison T. Jun 27, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Steve J. Jun 19, 2018
Banjo · Online

Excellent first lesson

Lisa Mar 5, 2018
Banjo · Online

Anetta Jun 10, 2017
Piano ·

Frankie teaches the perfect mix of fun and serious technique! His care to make sure the student not only learns but understands why and what they are learning has me excited to stick with piano for the long haul! I can't wait to se what future lessons bring! :)

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Matthew Dec 29, 2016
Banjo · In studio

Great, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend.

Skye B. Apr 30, 2016
Clarinet · In home

He quickly assess my dayghter's level and began immediately teaching her new notes and how to read music.

Henry M. May 14, 2015
Banjo · In home

Great instructor. Explains things clearly. A pleasure taking the lessons each week.

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