Stuck in a rut trying to play guitar / bass? I’ve studied music around the world and figured out how to teach it best and I can share that with you.
I love teaching and I’ve studied how to do it under professional pedagogic instructors in Finland, a country consistently in the top 2 educational rankings, I've been teaching for 19 years privately. In 2017 an old student and colleague wrote the winning Portuguese Eurovision song contest song contest, and I have more success stories from ex-students.
Here's some feedback from recent students:
"Paddy has been a superb teacher who has helped me develop many aspects of my musicianship. I would highly recommend him as a teacher!” - Pat, Jazz improvisation student
"Very enjoyable class. Paddy was a great teacher and there was a good balance of technique and the philosophical.” - Michael, guitar student
"Cara will definitely be continuing lessons with Paddy next term. He’s fantastic with her. In the space of just this term she’s gained the confidence to sing in front of her class, audition for and get a solo in her school carol service which she will be performing on Wednesday. She loves it.” - Vocal student parent feedback
I specialise in learning by ear, funk, pop, jazz, improvisation, world music, songwriting and I also play bass, piano & guitar, so you know you are getting the full perspective.
Learn in a relaxed one-to-one environment, I’m flexible with times - all ages welcome
My rate: Hour €50 per lesson
Introductory offers: 5 lessons for the price of 4 if you pay upfront.
Vouchers available. Get in touch!
About me: Patrick stefan is an Irish-Dutch singer and wayfarer; born in Co. Clare, he’s travelled & lived in different corners of the world from Scandinavia, Brazil to Africa. Inspiration for his songs come from a colourful background of experience: learning tribal songs in Mali, jazz guitar in Boston, folk singing in Helsinki and drumming in north Brazil. After much Wayfare, Patrick stefan is releasing his debut album of songs in September 2022.
Patrick was a Fulbright scholar at Berklee college, but opted to follow the path of his folk-singing-father while lending his side-man skills to a list of diverse acts like Niwel Tsumbu, rising stars Aby Coulibaly & Monjola, fiddler Martin Hayes (with the award-winning instrumental group Ensemble Ériu), Loah, Lisa Canny, Fehdah and 2017 Eurovision winner Luisa Sobral.
After racking up 400k+ streams on 'Superman' - a soulful lockdown collaboration featuring Uly, Rob de Boer, Hozier’s drummer & James Vincent McMorrow’s bass player, - Patrick was tipped as a Hot Press 'Hot for 2021' pick, has featured on Spotify & RTE playlists and was a 2FM pick for their Electric Picnic stage. Patrick was tipped by the likes of Nialler9, District and BBC’s Across The Line programme, who all praised him for his ability to blend global music to folk, RnB & jazz into one colourful sound.
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