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Patrick L.

Arden, NC

About Patrick

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 teac
h 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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Ariane Taylor April 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson with Patrick felt like a match. Looking forward to doing much more with him!
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John March 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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
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Christian M. February 4, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
He's very friendly, and knows his stuff. He's also super encouraging. Just an all around cool guy!
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Patrick L.

Patrick L.

Greenville, SC 29613
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Jonathan D.

Greenville, SC

About Jonathan

I'm available for in-studio and online lessons and coaching.

I hold a BA and MMus in voice performance and have been teaching privately and in schools for over 15 years. I currently hold adjunct professorships at Clemson University and at Anderson University. In addition to private voice, piano, and instrumental instruction I have taught bands and choirs on multiple levels for 12 years. I feel my breadth of experience has enabled me to develop a deeper understanding of common learning traits and focus on skill based learning.

I'm comfortable teaching students of all ages including speci
al needs students, and I have developed a practice method that triples the efficiency of each hour of practice time.

You're likely to hear me say:

"Practice makes permanent."

"If a student isn't having fun, I'm doing something wrong"

"If it sounds good, it is good."
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Rebeca R. March 2, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I am grateful to Jonathan for helping me so much in such a short time frame. I have learned so much already! He is transforming the way I sing!
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Adele Earnhardt January 22, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Had a great first lesson!
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Brandon G. January 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher
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Jonathan D.

Jonathan D.

Greenville, SC 29615
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Priscilla R.

Gray Court, SC

About Priscilla

Hi! My name is Priscilla. I have been playing the violin for more than 13 years and have been teaching for about six years. I have also been playing the piano for a number of years. I graduated from Pensacola Christian College in May 2015 with a B.S. in English Education and Music. Teaching violin is one of my favorite things to do! I love teaching piano as well, especially to younger students.

I also do English tutoring. I absolutely love grammar, so if you are having trouble in that area, I can help make grammar fun for you!

I have two teaching locations, one in Greenville and one in L
aurens, so you may choose the most convenient location for you.
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Kahlum H. February 17, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My son is really enjoying learning from Priscilla. He has shown definite improvement.
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Deborah December 2, 2015
Violin · In studio
Priscilla is so nice and patient!!!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a good teacher!
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Priscilla R.

Greenville, SC 29615
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Tania M.

Greenville, SC

About Tania

I have been playing the violin for more than 20 years but my love for teaching started about 10 years ago! I became fascinated with teaching as not only I have learned so much about myself as a musician and person but most importantly I have learned how to help my students become better musicians.
As we are all so different, I believe in exploring and experimenting with the way we learn. My approach to teaching the violin is based on the student's needs, desire, and, finding the best way to help them develop as musicians. I do not use a specific method of teaching as I believe one needs to be
flexible and malleable with each individual student. I work with each student until we get the results desired.
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Delia March 31, 2016
Violin · In studio
I had such a wonderful experience with Tania as my violin teacher. I minored in music at Florida State University and was lucky enough to be her violin student for two years (August 2013-May 2015). Tania was extremely patient and encouraging, and was very skilled in teaching me how to balance focus on technical details as well as on the "bigger picture" of emotion and musicality. In my opinion and experience, Tania's greatest strength as a teacher is being very adaptable to her students' needs. When I was preparing for an important audition, her expectations and demands were where they needed to be in order for me to succeed. Months later, when I was approaching exams and graduation, she recognized that practicing every day was not my priority at that time, and she adjusted her teaching style so that I could still improve and use music as a constructive and creative outlet during those stressful times so that I could excel in my examinations.

From lesson to lesson (and in-between!), she succeeded in her best efforts in connecting with me not only as my teacher and as a fellow musician, but also as a fellow human being, pushing me to fulfill my potential in each and all of these areas. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
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Tania M.

Tania M.

Greenville, SC 29615
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$35 / 30-min
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Anthony G.

Greenville, SC

About Anthony

My name is Anthony. I've been playing and studying music for about eight years. I love my guitars, and all stringed instruments for that matter. I was in multiple bands and in that grasped the concepts of creativity in many different styles. I have no certificate or degree, but instead a love of music. I've practiced, studied, played, and practiced even more every day since the day I received my first guitar. My main goals are to teach you, the student, to be able to comfortably read music, learn the theory of your choice, and be able to write and play your own music around metronomes and othe
r instruments. But most of all we have to have fun. There's no point in taking up an instrument if you're not going to find enjoyment in it, right?
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Anthony G.

Anthony G.

Greenville, SC 29611
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