Instructor
Joined in
2019

Mike P

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Cool Days End

Current Projects

Solo Album

Education

B.A degree music from William Paterson University 1989

Favorite Bands

The Greatful Dead, Santana, Beatles, Genesis, Rush, Yes, E.L.P, King Crimson, Return To Forever, Eric Clapton, Led Zepplin, Cream, Mountain, Deep Purple

Favorite Instruments

bass guitar, piano, cello, viola, Ukulele

Levels Taught

All

Specialties / Genres Taught

Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Rock Band, finger picking technique, improvisation, songwriting and arrangement, rock band director

Teaching Experience

30 years

About Mike P

I started playing guitar at the age of 13, and quickly found music to be a focus of interest and
academic pursuit. I graduated in 1989 from William Paterson University with a B.A. in music with emphasis in education and classical guitar studies. I have been teaching for 30years and use a variety of teaching techniques to teach my students. I look to customize lessons to accommodate each student's interests and keep lesson fun., Reading notation, reading tablatures, learning improvisation, song structure are all aspects of my teaching techniques as well as teaching a variety of styles including rock, blues , jazz and classical guitar style. I have performed in many different situations ranging from live band , off broad theater, and studio productions The last original band i was involved with, Cool Days End, opened for many national acts such as Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws,Mountain, Steel Mill, Foghat, and Peter Framtom. I am currently working on an original project that will be released this year.
As a teacher i look to inspire the artist in the student and make music become a fun enjoyable part of life
Livingston NJ Music & Arts 973-716-0400 LIVINGSTON NJ