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Patrick D.

Experienced music instructor for guitar, bass, and ukulele.

Experienced music instructor for guitar, bass, and ukulele.

$65/hour

  • 99 hours tutoring

About Patrick


Bio

Patrick D. is a multi-instrumentalist whose teaching method empowers students to discover their artistry through the vocabulary of theory, style, and musicianship. Shortly before beginning school at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2002, Patrick began teaching private guitar lessons in his hometown of Wheaton, IL. Berklee enabled Patrick to develop as both a performer and educator; he continued to teach throughout college and eventually accepted a position as a guitar, bass, and ukulele...

Patrick D. is a multi-instrumentalist whose teaching method empowers students to discover their artistry through the vocabulary of theory, style, and musicianship. Shortly before beginning school at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2002, Patrick began teaching private guitar lessons in his hometown of Wheaton, IL. Berklee enabled Patrick to develop as both a performer and educator; he continued to teach throughout college and eventually accepted a position as a guitar, bass, and ukulele instructor at Musical Expressions, a private studio in Naperville, IL. While at Musical Expressions, Patrick taught hundreds of students of all ages and levels--many of whom went on to become professional musicians and music educators. He also expanded the studio’s ensemble program, an initiative that taught students of all ages how to play and perform in bands. The ensembles allowed Patrick to combine his chief passions in life: teaching and performing.

Outside of lessons, Patrick can be found playing on the stages and in the venues of Chicagoland. He has performed and recorded with groups such as Chainsaw Dupont and the Blues Warriors, Harlan Flo, and The Lauren Wolf Band. His most notable performances include multiple appearances (including a headlining spot) at Chicago’s House of Blues, City Winery, Red Gorilla Music Festival, and annual spots at the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival. Patrick has also done countless solo performances at private events.


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Berklee College of Music
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Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

My Aural skills training from Berklee College Of Music includes sight-singing, melodic dictation, and rhythmic dictation for major and minor keys as well as chromatic progressions. My practical training from 15 years as an instructor specializes in chord progressions, chord voicings, and transcription of guitar solos.
General Music,

General Music

I have been studying, teaching, composing, and performing music at a professional level for over 15 years. I have a music degree from Berklee College of Music, have taught private and group music classes, recorded multiple albums, and performed extensively. Skills that I use on a regular basis include playing guitar, singing, reading music, applying music theory, and improvising.
Guitar,

Guitar

I graduated from Berklee College of Music as a guitar major in 2006. Skills that I use on a regular basis include sight-reading, improvisation, chordal accompaniment, and music theory. The genres that I am most experienced with are rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and folk. I have been teaching guitar lessons for over 15 years.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

As a published songwriter I have composed and recorded songs in the genres of rock, blues, jazz, and bluegrass. My songs have been played on radio stations such as WXRT 93.1 in Chicago, IL, Sirius XM, and various streaming platforms. I have had recorded at various studios including the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, and Rax Trax Recording in Chicago, IL. I have also produced two children's music albums for local artist Amy Peters.
Music Theory

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Johnny Cash, and Elvis

It was a good lesson. He taught me Hound Dog, and Cry Cry Cry. And how to key my guitar to how I sound. It was a good lesson....................................................

Timothy, 7 lessons with Patrick

Knowledgeable and patient with little kids

Mr. Patrick is very knowledgeable, is patient with little kids and teaches everything from scratch. He makes sure that kids understand everything in depth before proceeding to the next step.

Shweta, 9 lessons with Patrick

Very impressed!

My son is 9 years old and Patrick did a great job teaching him during his first lesson! He was patient, kind, and super knowledgeable. He’s so excited for his next lesson!

Donna, 7 lessons with Patrick

Great Lesson

I'd a great lesson! The concepts were explained well for me to understand I learned about some of the foundations of music that will help me become a better player and explore my creativity!

JoAnn, 6 lessons with Patrick

Super knowledgeable

Great lesson. Patrick keeps it moving and pushes you at just the right pace. He provided a good combination of theory and how it translates into playing. I have a lot to practice for the week but super stoked to get after it. Confident Patrick will boost my playing level.

Barry, 15 lessons with Patrick

First lesson.

My first lesson definitely went well with Patrick. He asked plenty of questions about my goals. Tested my knowledge and playing, and tried some lessons out with me. Great experience and I look forward to work on my guitar skills with him.

Jesse, 1 lesson with Patrick

Knowledgeable and patient indeed!

What more can I say! Patrick is a gifted teacher and I made a bunch of progress after just one lesson! He is very patient and his teachings built on themselves in a logical way so there was no wasted time. He had me playing a song (verrrrrry slowly!! 😊) by the end of lesson 1! Definitely recommended.

Sheryl, 5 lessons with Patrick
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$65/hour

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