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Luke P.
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Learn guitar from a conservatory teacher!
Come one, come all! Time to learn the guitar! If you have been playing for many years and want to break out of a rut, or if you just got your first guitar and suspect that there is a better way to learn than trying to sort through the haphazard offerings on youtube, I welcome you. Sign up for a lesson and come on over. I think we will have fun and you be happy to find yourself learning to play this great instrument. Stick around and you will be surprised at how far you can take it.
About Luke P.

Welcome to my Take Lessons profile, and thank you for your interest lessons. I'm a full time musician and music educator based in Winston Salem, NC. I've spent my life loving music and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to share that love with my students. My own obsession with music began as a kid listening to the radio. I was transfixed by the pop songs of my youth from artists such as Tina Turner, U2, and Dire Straits. I started playing guitar for fun as a teenager, and my favorite music at that time was a mix of alternative pop bands like REM and Midnight Oil along with all the great music of the 60s and 70s, especially Neil Young, Dylan, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan. As my love of music and guitar continued to grow, it expanded to include the great artists of many styles and eras, such as the beautiful classical playing of Andres Segovia, the stunning bluegrass flatpicking of Tony Rice, and the elegant sophistication of early jazz masters Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. I found, as so many others have, that music is an endless world of inspiration and possibility. Rather than specialize in a single style - though I do have a Masters Degree in classical guitar performance, and currently teach at a conservatory - I have chosen instead to indulge my enthusiasm for various styles and approaches. I've played in bands and ensembles in virtually every style, including rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk, classical. I even spent several years studying Indian classical on the sarod. This diversity enriches my playing, teaching and writing, and affirms my belief that music is a universal language, and all the streams converge in the fundamentals of rhythm, pitch and harmony. Though my main interest is the guitar, I am constantly pushing myself to learn new instruments and skills. Drums, piano, hand percussion, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass and singing are all instruments I am working to become more proficient on, along with various styles of guitar. I also love writing songs, and producing them in my home studio. Teaching is also one of the great joys in my life, and I feel very lucky to make my living doing something I love. Many years of teaching full time have helped me become a skillful teacher and better musician. I believe everyone's life is enriched by learning to play music, and I'm happy to be a part of that process for so many people.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2003

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Master of Music

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Teaches ages 5+

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Luke P.
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Learn guitar from a conservatory teacher!
Come one, come all! Time to learn the guitar! If you have been playing for many years and want to break out of a rut, or if you just got your first guitar and suspect that there is a better way to learn than trying to sort through the haphazard offerings on youtube, I welcome you. Sign up for a lesson and come on over. I think we will have fun and you be happy to find yourself learning to play this great instrument. Stick around and you will be surprised at how far you can take it.
About Luke P.

Welcome to my Take Lessons profile, and thank you for your interest lessons. I'm a full time musician and music educator based in Winston Salem, NC. I've spent my life loving music and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to share that love with my students. My own obsession with music began as a kid listening to the radio. I was transfixed by the pop songs of my youth from artists such as Tina Turner, U2, and Dire Straits. I started playing guitar for fun as a teenager, and my favorite music at that time was a mix of alternative pop bands like REM and Midnight Oil along with all the great music of the 60s and 70s, especially Neil Young, Dylan, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan. As my love of music and guitar continued to grow, it expanded to include the great artists of many styles and eras, such as the beautiful classical playing of Andres Segovia, the stunning bluegrass flatpicking of Tony Rice, and the elegant sophistication of early jazz masters Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian. I found, as so many others have, that music is an endless world of inspiration and possibility. Rather than specialize in a single style - though I do have a Masters Degree in classical guitar performance, and currently teach at a conservatory - I have chosen instead to indulge my enthusiasm for various styles and approaches. I've played in bands and ensembles in virtually every style, including rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk, classical. I even spent several years studying Indian classical on the sarod. This diversity enriches my playing, teaching and writing, and affirms my belief that music is a universal language, and all the streams converge in the fundamentals of rhythm, pitch and harmony. Though my main interest is the guitar, I am constantly pushing myself to learn new instruments and skills. Drums, piano, hand percussion, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass and singing are all instruments I am working to become more proficient on, along with various styles of guitar. I also love writing songs, and producing them in my home studio. Teaching is also one of the great joys in my life, and I feel very lucky to make my living doing something I love. Many years of teaching full time have helped me become a skillful teacher and better musician. I believe everyone's life is enriched by learning to play music, and I'm happy to be a part of that process for so many people.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Master of Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Luke is a knowledgeable and skillful guitar teacher. He is very patient with my son. Flexible to teach what my son needs in his guitar learning journey.

Posted Aug 17, 2021
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Great first lesson! Luke is very patient and was able to explain things in a way I could understand. I have no prior musical training.

Posted May 19, 2020
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Luke is knowledgeable and personable. He is a clear communicator too. I have looked for a guitar teacher for two years now. Finally my search is over.

Posted Mar 29, 2020
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Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present
UNCSA
Working with talented young students on all aspects of artistic development, including technique, repertoire, memorization, interpretation and performance.
Instructor
Jul 2005 - Present
UNCSA Summer Session
In this two or one week intensive, students are immersed in the wonderful world of the nylon string guitar. They attend courses and workshops on technique, reading, performing and many other aspects of music. I teach classes, give private lessons, coach ensembles and assist in a variety of other ways to ensure a happy and education experience for all attendees.
Freelance music teacher
Jun 2000 - Present
Luke Payne
Teaching music has been my life's work. I've taught literally thousands of lessons to students of all ages, levels, and in virtually every style.
Performing Artist
Jan 2000 - Present
Luke Payne
For the past twenty years, I have been fortunate to supplement my teaching career with steady work as a performing musician. I have played countless gigs, including countless bars, clubs, theaters, weddings, even the nationally syndicated radio show Mountain Stage. Mostly an electric guitar slinger, I've also performed as a singer songwriter, a lap slide player, a bassist, a classical guitar soloist, and on ukulele and sarod.
Instructor
Sep 2007 - Apr 2015
UNCSA Community Music School
Offering private lessons to the community that honor the legacy of great artistry and arts education associated with UNCSA.
Instructor
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Grace Academy of Music
Teaching private guitar lessons to students of all ages.
Instructor
Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
Winston Salem State University
Creating and teaching a course for non-majors interested in learning to play the guitar. Also, teaching private lessons for majors. Covering all areas of musicianship as related to the guitar.
Instructor
Sep 2004 - Jul 2006
Suzuki School of the Arts
Teaching students according to the Suzuki method, individually and in groups.
Master of Music
Sep 2003 - Jul 2006
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1994 - Jul 1999
Berea College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Suzuki guitar instructor.
Sep 2006
Suzuki Association of the Americas.
A proven method of music instruction pioneered by violinist Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method is used all around the world to train classical musicians on various instruments. The method emphasizes learning by ear, peer reinforcement through use of standardized repertoire and involving students in groups, enlisting the parents as additional teachers, and many other components.

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Instructor details
Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Upton St
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$45
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30