Patrick Lopez
Arden, NC
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Patrick Lopez

Patrick L.

Arden, NC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I differentiate between concepts and skills, while stressing the importance of mastering both. As important as it is to understand the intervolic relationships in something like the major scale, this knowledge does little for the pianist if she or he cannot pick out the notes to the different scales in real time. In observing that each person demonstrates unique learning patterns and abilities, I have learned that some people will come to understand the conceptual through mastery of memorized tasks while some will succeed with technical mastery only after achieving some conceptual understanding.

About Patrick L.

Hi there, my name is Patrick, and I am now a new resident of the Asheville area. I am a music teacher of Trumpet, Piano, Voice and Sound Recording with more than 20 plus years of experience. Below, I relate some of my experiences and philosophies as a teacher of music since 2002.


*** Lesson Details ***
Trumpet Lessons
I have worked with adults and children, with beginners, and with more experienced players looking for a push or a new direction. I have developed many different teaching methods based on what each of my students wants to get out of lessons. The heart of most lessons I teach is learning to play or understand songs. Usually, I rely on my students to select the songs they wish to study, which I then transcribe to make personal arrangements fitted to their abilities. Of course, I will suggest or recommend songs at times. I also supply relevant exercises and music theory to accelerate the learning process.

Piano Lessons
I differentiate between concepts and skills, while stressing the importance of mastering both. As important as it is to understand the intervalic relationships in something like the major scale, this knowledge does little for the pianist if she or he cannot pick out the notes to the different scales in real time. In observing that each person demonstrates unique learning patterns and abilities, I have learned that some people will come to understand the conceptual through mastery of memorized tasks while some will succeed with technical mastery only after achieving some conceptual understanding.
Voice Lessons
Having first begun singing at 22 years old, I know first hand that it’s never to late to start singing. Having some experience in school but not fully as a professional till in my 20′s, I have learned from some of the top professionals in the South Florida area. My first vocal lessons was with Gloria Estefan’s back up singer Jon Secada. Jon has his first hit “Just Another Day” that stayed at #1 for several weeks. His one lesson really helped me use singing in my gigging around town. From that time on, I have used this technique for all my students. focusing on JUST BREATHING, has helped many of my students.

Teaching Sound Recording
Working in the early 1980s with recorded music and computers, I was introduced to the new wave of recording at its birth. At Miami Dade Community College, I taught and assisted students in Composition, Sound Development, and Sound Recording using Mac computers and PC’s. As of this day, I personally teach recording in Logic Pro, Bias Peak and Mastering using Waves plug ins and having finished products in Mp4 format and or CD’s.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mac with logic pro software instruments, piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
expect students to provide paper and pencil and put in practice time on their respected instruments at least 30 min a week

*** Specialties ***
Alfred,Hanon,Rubank Advanced Method for instruments.

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David
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I really learned a lot about how to play the piano, and it was really helpful even though I had some experience before I started taking lessons

Posted May 18, 2018
Andrew G.
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Great first lesson for my 9 year old son. Patrick is friendly, professional, and kept my son interested and engaged.

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Tino B.
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Looking forward to more sessions with this guy! I've composed two new records since i had a session with him, it seems like he's helped me from overthinking that this is hard and with all the technology there is today its just simple. just do it!

Posted May 18, 2016
Tino B.
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Hello music world this is Tino b here! I want to let everyone out there who is interested in taking their music to the next level and is searching for someone to help them do so, well look no further Patrick Lopez can help you do so. My first
lesson with him gave me my confidence back and has me producing music on a totally different/higher level.
Better writing and music composition is what im learning,
how to listen to today's music melodies and transform them into a sound of my own. Check him out!

Posted May 15, 2016
Ariane Taylor
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First lesson with Patrick felt like a match. Looking forward to doing much more with him!

Posted Apr 27, 2016
John
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After my first time meeting the guy, he came across very nice and genuinely caring about his student. He really calmed my nerves and helped me get into it. I can't wait to continue

Posted Mar 25, 2016
Christian M.
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He's very friendly, and knows his stuff. He's also super encouraging. Just an all around cool guy!

Posted Feb 4, 2016
Jaimy
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Patrick is from Miami, Fl. the capital of music. He graduated from a very reputable Arts school and it shows in his work as a musician and teacher. I highly recommend Patrick not only as a teacher but also as an entertainer.

Posted Dec 1, 2015
Neal

Patrick is an exceptional musician and teacher.I have known him for over 20 years and know him to be a person of superior talent and a dedicated musician and teacher.He is well schooled and a dedicated teacher.He has my highest recommendation.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Jason
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Patrick has been very patient with my son who is learning trumpet. He is a beginner, but he has progressed so much in the short time we have been taking lessons.

I highly recommend him! He is also an amazing trumpet player!

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Dave
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one of the best instructors I've ever met

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Peter
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Patrick is an extraordinary performer and based on personal observation, an exemplary teacher. I highly recommend him in multiple facets of music performance.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Amy
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Our son has worked with Patrick for several years. Our son has grown as a musician. Patrick is a great teacher. He constantly pushes and challenges our son to strive for more. Our son feels comfortable working with Patrick and looks forward do his lesson. We highly recommend Patrick.

Posted Nov 29, 2015
Jeff
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Pat is very knowledgeable as well as a great teacher. I highly recommend him!

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Jeff
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Pat is very knowledgeable as well as a great teacher. I highly recommend him!

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Doug
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He takes time to really bring out the best in his students. My favorite teacher!

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Valerio
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Patrick has not only deep knowledge and great communication skills. He gets straight to the point. Great teacher!

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Alex
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Patrick is a phenomenal musical talent with something so many of the great ones have - humility - which translates to incredible patience with students and an intuitive sense of how to meet and teach someone wherever they are. Highly recommend!

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Rachel
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Patrick knows everything...very knowledgeable!!! Thanks for getting me right!

Posted Nov 27, 2015
Theos
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I have known Mr. Lopez for number of years. I have found him to be a professional source of impeccable character, and irreproachable competences.

Posted Nov 27, 2015
John
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Patient and talented! Great teacher and a very nice guy. Thanks Patrick!

Posted Nov 27, 2015
James
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This is who to study with when you want to push your understanding of complex rhythms harmonies and vocal you will not be disappointed

Posted Nov 27, 2015
Ivan zerviong
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Insanely talented instructor with a wealth of knowledge to offer any serious student. I recommend him without hesitation. It would be great to dupicate him to have more great teachers. The world needs them.

Posted Nov 27, 2015

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Experience

Trumpet and Brass Instructor
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014

Charles Owen High School

Assistant Band Director
Oct 1994 - Jun 1997

Palm Springs Middle School

My job was to assist and teach students playing Piano, Trumpet, and all other instruments in band and solo setting. Last two years i was there, I was running the program as the teacher was getting ready to retire. It was a great experience working with all those young musicians.

Education

Music Performance/ Music education/Music Recording
Sep 1989 - Jun 2004

Miami Dade Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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