Pianist / Vocalist
About Patrick Durkin:
Patrick Durkin is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music and a published singer and songwriter. He has performed as a solo pianist and vocalist throughout the New England area, the Caribbean, and in Europe. His repertoire includes music from the 1900's to the present day, with a broad range of classical compositions, jazz standards, and Broadway show tunes.
Patrick entertains both as a solo pianist and a self-accompanied vocalist. He is one of New England's premier Dueling Pianists, and has become a regular performer over the past several years at many of New England's finest establishments.
As a Piano Teacher:
I've been teaching the Piano for the past ten years. Nothing brings me greater joy than inspiring a student, no matter his or her age, to play this wonderful instrument, learn their favorite songs, and experience the wonderful satisfaction I experience everytime I sit behind those 88 keys.
My teaching style is this: I begin with instruction books so that my students can learn and grasp the fundamentals of music. I soon accompany this by writing arrangements of their favorite songs, and arrangements of songs that I feel will broaden their appreciation of music while introducing them to all styles of music.
I often suggest to my students that we compose a song together. Something they can claim as their own. We all deserve our own "Piano Man".
I teach in Sudbury, MA on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and in Franklin on Thursdays at my students houses.
Please feel free to contact me for rates, time availability and references.