Pat Parra

Pat P.

Portland, OR

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:

I went from a shy, insecure and depressed teen with social anxiety, to being happy and confident through improvisation, freestyling and songwriting. With now over 20 years of performing and writing songs...

I would love to share the joy and transformation of music with you. I am the top rap, and songwriting teacher on Udemy. I also have a yt channel called "How To Freestyle Rap" with over 10,000 subscribers where I share songwriting tips and how to improve your freestyle rap skills to be a better songwriter.

In my lessons I will take you through a 3 part proven system to learn how to write and perform your own songs.

1st. You will start with learning to improvise lyrics so you can easily come up with your own lyrics for songs.

2nd. We will work on delivery and pro level flow so you are proud of how you perform your songs and lyrics.

3rd. We will get into advanced songwriting skills to help you organize your lyrics so you are writing high quality lyrics every time.

Imagine waking up tomorrow with the ability to easily improvise your own lyrics over any beat or instrumental music.

This is all possible with my training.

The great thing about learning songwriting with these 3 steps is you will learn a lot faster. In fact most students get comfortable improvising their own lyrics on the first day.

I look forward to working with you or your student.


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Freestyle Rap Instructor
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
San Jose Jazz Camp

I taught high schoolers how to freestyle rap and improvise lyrics for emotional expression at a Jazz Camp in California.


Masters in Psychology
Aug 2005 - Aug 2007
University Of Santa Monica
Aug 2000 - Aug 2004
University Of California Berkeley


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Best Selling Instructor
Jan 2017

Best selling rap and freestyle instructor on Udemy

Photos & Videos

A quick video of me teaching you how to unlock extra vocabulary hiding in your brain while freestyling and writing songs.
Photo by Pat P.

I teach you how to write songs easier by starting out with improvising or freestyle rapping.
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1 Review

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Brian May 23, 2018
Hip Hop & Rap · Online

great working with Pat. His insight and knowledge in breaking down the fundamentals of freestyle rapping, were amazing. I'm not a beginner, but having the foundation is always a tool to have in the back of your mind when writing raps. Working with Pat has inspired me to release my second hip hop album which should drop early next year!!

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