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Location
River Campus Center 259F

What area do you teach?

Guitar, Music Appreciation, Jazz Appreciation, UI100

Education/Degrees:

2008 Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Graduate Performance Diploma, Classical Guitar
2006 Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Masters of Music, Classical Guitar
2004 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
Bachelors of Music, Classical Guitar

Your philosophy of teaching:

It is my goal as an instructor to provide students with a worthwhile experience at Southeast. My approach in the classroom is to convey the genuine enjoyment I get from working with students while also taking their education seriously. I make a genuine effort to be approachable at all times and to always have an interest in helping with the student experience. We are all unique individuals with a great many things to offer and I am committed to putting each of my students in a position where they can excel.

Why did you decide to teach?

I have been fortunate to have had numerous amazing teachers over the years. The impact that they have had on my personal development has been one of the most positive aspects of my life. For me, it only made sense to pass their ideals on to my own students.

Professional Highlight

My students have been accepted into graduate programs at Northwestern University, Indiana University, The Peabody Conservatory and The University.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions

  • Winner of Artist Presentation Society Auditions (2011)
  • Awarded “Best Graduate Performance” at The Peabody Conservatory (2008)
  • Southeast Missouri State University Concerto Competition winner (2003)

Organizations with which you are involved

  • The Community Music School

Best advice for students

You'll get out of it what you put into it.

It is my goal as an instructor to provide students with a worthwhile experience at Southeast. My approach in the classroom is to convey the genuine enjoyment I get from working with students while also taking their education seriously.

Patrick Rafferty, Instructor