Ian Payne
Atlanta, GA
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Ian Payne

Ian P.

Atlanta, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I like to make music lessons fun! We'll learn material chosen by both the student and the teacher to ensure that our lessons are inspiring and engaging. We'll work hard to improve your skills and technique while also learning songs of your choosing. I began taking piano lessons when I was 7. I recently studied with the respected jazz pianist, Dr. Stephen Anderson, during my four years at the University of North Carolina. In high school, I played piano in numerous rock and jazz groups. In college, I played piano in the University Jazz Combos for four consecutive semesters. Today, I'm an experienced jazz and pop/rock pianist. I also play keyboards with the touring rock act, Frute. If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced pianist or keyboardist, I would love to give you lessons. I hope I can help you out on your musical journey!

About Ian P.

Thanks for checking out my page! My name is Ian and I've been a musician for most of my life. I teach piano, electric bass and voice. I graduated in May of 2021 with a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have been playing the piano for 15 years and the electric bass for 7 years. I am currently a certified music instructor with Eclectic Music in Atlanta, GA. I also am a touring musician, playing keyboards and singing in the rock act, Frute. When I'm not playing music, I'm reading science fiction and fantasy books. I also enjoy rock climbing and hiking. If you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced pianist or keyboardist, I would love to give you lessons! If you are a beginning bassist or vocalist, I can also help you out. I love music, but most of all, I love playing music with other people. I hope I can help you out on your musical journey!

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Patrick James
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Ian was very knowledgeable and easily understood. He made learning the basics and expanding upon them easy. Ian made learning piano a conversation between myself and the keys. He set clear goals and gave appropriate feedback depending on my performance. I genuinely enjoyed adlibbing with him even if I didn't quite get it every time.

Posted Jun 16, 2021

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Experience

Music Instructor
Aug 2021 - Present

Eclectic Music

Certified music instructor with Eclectic Music in Atlanta, GA.

Keyboardist and Vocalist
Apr 2019 - Present

Frute

I am the keyboardist and vocalist in the touring rock act, Frute.

Bassist and Vocalist
Aug 2018 - May 2020

Carolina Bluegrass Band

Was the bassist in the Carolina Bluegrass Band at UNC for four consecutive semesters.

Piano Teacher
May 2018 - Mar 2020

Self-Employed

Taught beginner, intermediate, and advanced jazz students in Chapel Hill, NC. I was recommended to prospective students by Dr. Stephen Anderson, professor of jazz studies at UNC. I also taught classical and contemporary genre (pop/rock) lessons to beginner students in Atlanta, GA.

Actor/Singer
May 2014 - May 2015

Fabrefaction Theatre Company

Acted and sang in a professional production of Westside Story. Also performed in productions of Les Miserables and Legally Blonde.

Education

BA in Music
Aug 2017 - May 2021

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

High School Diploma
Aug 2013 - May 2017

The Westminster Schools

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
Jun 2021

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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