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Patrick S.

Miami, FL

$80/hour

Music Teacher, Saxophone, Piano, Composition, Theory, Arranging

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 43 ratings
Effective and Exactly What I was Looking for
— Jonathan, Miami, FL on 4/6/14

$80/Hour


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University of Michigan
University of Miami - Jazz Pedagogy
Master's
University of Miami - Studio Jazz Writing
Master's

Education

University of Michigan

University of Miami - Jazz Pedagogy (Master's)

University of Miami - Studio Jazz Writing (Master's)

About Patrick

I've been making music for almost twenty-five years and I've been teaching for the last ten. I recently completed a Master's degree in Studio Jazz Writing at the University of Miami on a full tuition scholarship. While there I played in the GRAMMY - nominated Concert Jazz Band along with other ensembles. I am currently the house saxophonist at BB King's Blues Club in West Palm Beach where I also write the horn arrangements. In addition to teaching privately in the area, I also teach at the Superior Academy of Music. Artists I have worked with include Dave Koz, Bruce Hornsby, Chris Potter, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Patti Austin. I teach saxophone and piano as well as arranging, composition, and music theory. I've been making music for almost twenty-five years and I've been teaching for the last ten. I recently completed a Master's degree in Studio Jazz Writing at the University of Miami on a full tuition scholarship. While there I played in the GRAMMY - nominated Concert Jazz Band along with other ensembles. I am currently the house saxophonist at BB Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Miami, FL 33145
In-person lessons

"Effective and Exactly What I was Looking for"

- Jonathan, Miami, FL on 4/6/14

"Very patient"

- Mali, Miami, FL on 7/29/13
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training,
General Music,
Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Saxophone,
Songwriting
History:
Music History

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Composition (Music)

I have a Master's Degree in Studio Jazz Writing and have written for everything from instrumental duos to full orchestra and big band. I am proficient in the notation software Sibelius. Lessons focus on whatever particular ensemble the student wishes to write for and also include score study.

Ear Training

I try to develop a student's ears from the ground up. Lessons include studying interval relationship, identifying a root note, identifying chord qualities and general transcribing. I will often sit at the piano, play examples and have the students either duplicate them on their instrument or notate it on staff paper. I have a Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy and another Masters in Studio Jazz Writing. I have a working knowledge of Jazz, Pop, and Classical theory. I play piano and have taught students with no previous musical experience how to read and perform.

General Music

I've been making music for 25 years. I play 6 instruments (at varying levels) and have taught age ranges from 9 to 50. I have a Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy and another Masters in Studio Jazz Writing. I have a working knowledge of Jazz, Pop, and Classical theory. I play piano and have taught students with no previous musical experience how to read and perform.

Piano

I've taken ten years of classical lessons and perform regularly in a jazz and pop context. I also teach private lessons to beginning to intermediate players. Focus includes finger technique, scale work, and etude study. For aspiring jazz pianists, I focus on ii-V-I voicings and applying those voicings to jazz standards.

Saxophone

I have played the saxophone for 20 years and have been teaching lessons for 10. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies and a Master's Degree in Jazz Pedagogy. The saxophone was my principal instrument in both of these degrees. I focus on tone exercises, scale exercises, and etude study. For my jazz students, I also include improvisation and transcription work.

University of Michigan
University of Miami - Jazz Pedagogy
Master's
University of Miami - Studio Jazz Writing
Master's

Education

University of Michigan

University of Miami - Jazz Pedagogy (Master's)

University of Miami - Studio Jazz Writing (Master's)

Effective and Exactly What I was Looking for

If you want a personable teacher who really knows his music (he can equally competently teach piano, saxophone, theory and software production -- all at a high level), Patrick is a good bet. In my case, I got more than I had expected. Every question I have asked him, whether it be about songwriting software or what chord to use in a song or what kind of mouthpiece for the saxophone gives it the be

— Jonathan, Miami, FL on 4/6/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 15 miles of Miami, FL 33145.