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University of Miami - Jazz Pedagogy (Master's)
University of Miami - Studio Jazz Writing (Master's)
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… Read more
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 best sound, he has been able to answer like it was his thesis topic.
Patrick is a great tutor! He is patient and takes enough time after the lesson to discuss student's progress. He records at home the example pieces for student. From his own practice experience he knows exactly what student needs! He teaches the technique, he shows the difficult part and plays together with student. My son loves him!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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