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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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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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Jaimy December 1, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
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.
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Neal November 30, 2015
Music Performance
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.
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Patrick L.

Patrick L.

Greenville, SC 29613
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$30 / 30-min
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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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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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Diego L. November 17, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a beginner who has learned so much in just 5 lessons, and I plan to continue soon. Besides that, Mr. Doyle is a kind teacher who is passionate about teaching his students, and makes one feel at home.
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Jonathan D.

Greenville, SC 29615
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$30 / 30-min
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Clinton R.

Travelers Rest, SC

About Clinton

Hello, my name is Clinton. I specialize is acoustic/traditional music. I have a bachelor's degree in Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music from East Tennessee State University (class of 2014). My performance history includes many styles, ranging from Bluegrass to classical and styles in between like jazz and blues. I have taught private lessons since 2008 to a wide variety of students of different ages and skill levels. My areas of focus at East Tennessee State University were upright bass/bass guitar and the mandolin family of instruments. But I also teach guitar and I intentionally apply mus
ic theory skills to all students.
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Clinton R.

Travelers Rest, SC 29690
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$20 / 30-min
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Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC

About Kendra

I have a love of music that never grows thin. My studies initiated with a purely classical approach leading to the scholarships I received to further my education. Performing with various orchestras, musical theater, opera, and small ensembles fulfilled my childhood desires. Later in my career, I expanded my studying and performing in other musical genres that have included jazz, rock, blues, folk, latin and many more. Working with various talented musicians encouraged a new line of study in improvisation I hadn't acquired during my classical studies and performance. Provided with the opp
ortunity to study, perform, and record in classical and alternative styles has only increased my love of music and ability to reach my students at a more personal level.
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Alisa February 4, 2016
Violin · Online
Not only is Kendra a gifted musician, she has the ability to teach, which is a rare talent. I'd highly recommend Kendra for beginning to advanced students!
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Charity August 25, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
My daughter loved it!
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Heidi S. July 3, 2015
Violin · Online
Kendra has been tutoring one of my daughters for about 2-1/2 years, and tutored my other daughter for about 6 months. We have been extremely pleased with the progress they both have made working with Kendra. She is very good at identifying where a student needs to make corrections and does it in a way that is positive and easy to understand. She is excellent at helping students find their own voice - interpreting the music and infusing creativity and meaning into each piece. We really appreciate how she has individualized her teaching approach to each of my girls' needs and goals, and how she is always positive and enthusiastic about their progress. When Kendra moved out of state, we opted to continue lessons with her online rather than find a new local teacher because she has been (and continues to be) such a great instructor. I highly recommend Kendra as a violin/viola teacher.
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Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC 28739
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$20 / 30-min
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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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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.

Priscilla R.

Greenville, SC 29615
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$25 / 30-min

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