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I offer lessons in:

  • Adult Piano Methods
  • Children's Piano Methods
  • Ear Training
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Improvisation
  • Mandolin
  • Early Childhood Piano
  • Recorder
  • Sight Singing
  • Songwriting
  • Irish Traditional Tin Whistle
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Vocal Improvisation
     
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    Pat CannonOffering private lessons in
    Brunswick, Maine
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    At this stage in life, I am choosing to do those things that are most important, energizing and fun. I have always found great enjoyment performing and playing various styles of music AND come alive when guiding others to make time for music in their lives. (I have taught music privately, in public and private schools, community centers and churches for 25 years!)

    Currently I enjoy playing for family dances and jam informally with friends and family.

    I love gardening, dancing, travel and making a difference in people's lives.

    My Musical Education Background

    SCHOOLING

    Graduated from Berklee College of Music
    BA Goddard College (Education)
    Kodaly Studies - Level 1 & II Louisiana, and NYU
    Orff Studies Hartt School of Music
    Choral Conducting - Doreen Rao

    EXPERIENCE TEACHING

    Boston YMCA
    14 Years teaching Pre K-8 General Music, Band and Chorus - Public & Private Schools
    10 Years Family Music Group Classes - Ages 0-4,
    Suzuki Style Keyboard ages 5-9 at Portland Conservatory, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth
    3 years children's choir director
    Private lessons, Piano, guitar, voice. Have also given lessons for trombone, sax, clarinet, flute, and mandolin.

    PERFORMANCE

    Oratorio Chorale, Downeast Singers, Zemya, Maine Mass Choir, The Sirens



    Genres and Subjects Taught

    Piano - great with young beginners.
    I tune in to the strengths of each student, and design lessons that are fun, motivating based on the individuals learning style.

    Enjoy working with adults finding their way back to playing music--or total beginners!

    ALSO offer guitar lessons

    Lesson Rates

    $25 half hour lesson

    Ages / Skill Levels Taught

    Can work with young kids when they're ready --that age can be anywhere from 4-6--call me, we'll figure out where to begin.

    Lots of experience with Elementary Age students!

    Adults--give it a try!

    My Certifications and Awards


    Orff Level I
    Kodaly Levels I & II
    Maine K-12 Music Teacher Certification
    Early Childhood Music Studies (Dr. John Feierabend, Rob Sayer)

    Awarded a Berklee Alumni Grant for Family Music in the community

    My Musical Influences


    "If it sounds good, it IS good" Duke Ellington
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