Passionate performer

Talented guitar teacher

Learn to play music

…you like to hear

ABOUT PAT

Playing Guitar for more than 30 years in Orange County.

Pat the performer: He has had the privilege of playing with many great bands, including Blues Gone South at the House of Blues, in Anaheim in which he headlined for the Chicago Blues Night; performed with Kofi Baker, the son of the famous Ginger Baker, from Cream.  Pat also plays regularly with  Dr. Drew and The Crew Band, E-Ticket, Exit Stage Left, and The Clones. He has regular gigs with other groups a few times a month. See Shows for upcoming performances.

As for recording work, Pat is endorsed by Studio 1 (Love and Laughter Music) in Anaheim, has worked on several projects at IAM Studios in Irvine as well as Maranatha Studios in Costa Mesa.

Pat the teacher: After leaving a full time career outside the music industry a few years ago, Pat returned to his first love and began teaching others. He teaches both acoustic and electric guitar and considers these popular instruments very user friendly for people of all ages.

About_Pat-and-Dr-Drew-Band Click below and listen to Pat play at a variety of concerts.

“I bring all my experience from music theory courses, the studios and live performances to your music lesson. There is no pressure or deadlines,
I like for each student to learn at their own pace. My goal is to teach you some very practical music skills and have fun while you’re at it.”

GOOD GUITAR

Repetition is the key to becoming a good guitar player. Pat asks all his students to practice at least half an hour each day, and more if their schedule allows. You might look cool holding a guitar and showing off a few chords but real advancement will happen with hours and hours of playing.

 

 

LESSONS

As a beginner, you will learn basic chords, rhythms, strumming, and other helpful skills that will lead you towards your first song. You will also be learning some music by ear, training yourself to recognize the sound of notes. Students can also learn sight reading, the written notes on sheet music,  if they are interested. These are options but not a requirement to play guitar.
At this stage, you will expand your knowledge of chords, song patterns, ear training, and the ability to hear recorded music, recognize notes and start to play them. Sight reading will be advancing , if the student is interested. The major, minor, and dominant scales will be taught and you will also start memorizing basic scales for playing solos.
By now, you should be able to hear a song and identify basic chords, song patterns, and basic riffs for playing solos. Writing and arranging your own songs are possible. Arranging techniques will be taught at this level. For soloing, you will use and demonstrate riffs pulled from the Major, Minor, and Dominant families. Altered chords such as C7#9, Ami7b5, and others are also part of the lessons. As an advanced student you should consider joining a band with players at your level. Performances will help improve skills and build more confidence.
As someone serious about entering the music industry either full or part time, Pat will teach the art of networking, locating booking agents, marketing, and self-promotion through a range of special contacts and recommendations. Most people at this level locate other musicians and form bands which perform for fun or on a part-time professional level. They enjoy performing at clubs, house parties, church functions, and all kinds of venues.
In addition, they can learn how to assemble a promotional marketing pack, which includes items like their band’s CD, song list, photos, biographies, and website[s].

Prices for Lessons:
$32 = 1/2 hour private lesson  $64 = one hour private lesson  $136 = group lessons for 2 students (4 lessons per month)   *prices subject to change

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
CAL-STATE FULLERTON UNIVERSITY
COACH HOUSE (San Juan Capistrano)
DISNEYLAND
HOUSE OF BLUES (ANAHEIM)
KNOTT’S BERRY FARM
KUCI (radio concerts)
KWAVE (radio concerts)
MULDOON’S (Fashion Island)
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
PHIL TRANI’S  (Long Beach)
TREASURE ISLAND (Las Vegas)
TRINITY BROADCAST NETWORK (TV concerts)
UCI  (Irvine)

 

L.A.& Code Bluz  – Pat on electric guitar at Suzy’s Ragin Cajun Cafe


Pat playing electric guitar with Blues Gone South at Silverado Canyon, CA


PHOTOS

 
 
 

Over the years Pat Hurley has rocked out and even sang the blues with several bands that have performed in clubs throughout Orange County and Los Angeles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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