Patrick grew up in a musical family and learned to play the guitar and bass at an early age. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 11 and he is grateful to have had that foundational instruction in music theory. Though his specialty is stringed instruments, Patrick composes songs on the piano and acknowledges it as a vital part of any musician’s development.
After playing the bass in numerous jazz bands, symphonies and rock bands in high school, Patrick went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in music performance on the upright bass. He continues to play in bands and write songs when he is not teaching.
Patrick has not only taught music, but also English as a foreign language to Indonesians in Bali for three years. He sees a strong relationship between learning a language and learning to play music. Patrick is excited to continue passing on his extensive knowledge of music to enrich the lives of youngsters at Music & Beyond!
Patrick only teaches on Saturdays.
California native, Matt has grown up performing and teaching electric bass and acoustic guitar. Beginning in middle school, he has spent over 12 years playing music. Eventually, he would go in to get a Bachelor of Arts degree from the SMC music program. While he was in school he played in multiple ensembles including Jazz band, Sports Band, Worship Teams, and Choir. Now, Matt works with students to help them make music fun and fulfilling part of their lives to. His goal is to be attentive to the student and to pass on the lessons he learned may years ago..