Frankie Price
Salem, MA
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Frankie Price

Frankie P.

Salem, MA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have written and recorded well over 100 professional level songs. I teach how to understand diatonic structure and chord resolution and how, once you know the "rules" you can break them all to play exactly what you hear should be in the song.

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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30 Reviews
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Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!

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

Posted Jan 23, 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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good first steps

Posted Jul 31, 2020
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Works with you to find the best way forward for YOU. Fantastic instructor.

Posted Jun 12, 2020
Aidan B.
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Frankie focuses on the piece at hand and doesn’t overload me with information

Posted May 2, 2020
Georgia A.
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It was only my first lesson but I've had to take lessons constantly during my younger years and it was always made difficult to understand. Frankie let me choose what I wanted to learn and has made it easy to get excited about it.

Posted Apr 25, 2020
Edward W.
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He is nice help with my strings . Looking forwards to next lesson

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Chris N.
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Frankie is absolutely amazing!!! He's highly recommended and solve the critical issues very quickly and efficient !!! Really appreciated his work !

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Mary Krull
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Frankie helped me with my clarinet tone within the first 15 minutes of the first lesson, and gave me many more helpful playing tips throughout the hour. He was really interested in what my goals were. Looking forward to many more lessons with Frankie.

Posted Oct 21, 2019
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It's so rewarding to meet a teacher on the same page with me. Very personable, knowledgable and sets direction/goals clearly.

Posted Mar 1, 2019
Dwonka "Dee" C.
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I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
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Frankie tailors each music lesson to my needs and interests, while sharing his extensive knowlege of music, theory, and playing technique. I have enjoyed each lesson over past 8 years, as he has encouraged me to grow and develop my own knowledge and skill. An excellent instructor!

Posted Sep 10, 2018
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Frankie's knowledge and his ability to teach in a way that's easy to learn make him the greatest.

Posted Aug 7, 2018
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Frankie has been my piano instructor for several years now. He's always on-time, communicates well, and treats my house with respect (my instructions are at home). He's let me learn at my own pace while challenging me to do things the "correct way." And he doesn't mind the occasional side-discussion on music theory or history.

Posted Aug 6, 2018
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I'm very grateful to have had Frankie as an instructor. He taught me how to be a better musician in addition to teaching me how to play the guitar. I understand so much more about music, composition, playing in ensembles, among other aspects of making music thanks to him. He was always patient with me and found ways to make me excited about playing everyday-even if my assignments were practicing difficult chords or scales. Truly a fantastic musician and leader.

Posted Aug 6, 2018
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I have been learning music from Frankie for a couple years now. He has always been extremely knowledgeable about music. Whether I want to learn guitar scales or learn to write songs, he is always able to help. He is also very supportive, friendly, and interested in your well-being as a person and as a music student.

Posted Aug 5, 2018
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Great teach great musicion really knows how to work with you. Does play the jeprody theme when you are trying to think though

Posted Aug 3, 2018
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You would be hard pressed to find a teacher as dedicated to his craft and teaching than Frankie. As a beginner he understood the challenges and frustrations of a newbie guitar player. He was always patient and quick to point out progress. He starts with the basics and builds on that knowledge so you know both theory and technique. Every week brings a new challenge to improve, expand and grow. All with Frankie’s wonderful guidance.

Posted Aug 3, 2018
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I've been taking guitar and songwriting lessons with Frankie for over 5 years now, and I'm so glad I found him! Very patient, easy-going and excellent teacher. Lately we've been working on songwriting, and his expertise is top notch. He lets you go at your own pace and cater's to your style. Thanks Frankie!!!

Posted Jul 31, 2018
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Frankie has been very patient with my 9 year old son who is learning the clarinet, My son is enjoying his lessons.

Posted Jul 18, 2018
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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.

Posted Jun 27, 2018
Steve J.
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Excellent first lesson

Posted Jun 19, 2018

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! :)

Posted Jun 10, 2017
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Great, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend.

Posted Dec 29, 2016
Skye B.
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He quickly assess my dayghter's level and began immediately teaching her new notes and how to read music.

Posted Apr 30, 2016
Henry M.
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Great instructor. Explains things clearly. A pleasure taking the lessons each week.

Posted May 14, 2015
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Posted Mar 23, 2021
Allison T.
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Posted Jun 27, 2018
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Posted Mar 5, 2018

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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.


Doctorate of Musical Arts
Sep 2013 - Apr 2020

Boston University

Teaching Diploma - Music Instruction
Nov 2018 - Nov 2018

University of West London

Master of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2011

Boston University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2006

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Distance Education Instructor
Aug 2020

International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC)

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

Boston University

Good Clinical Practice Course (US FDA focus)
Apr 2017

Boston University

Human Subjects Protection Training: Social & Behavioral
Apr 2017

Boston University

Information Privacy and Security for Faculty
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

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


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.
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.
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.
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.
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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