Piano/Voice/Performance/Drums/Songwriting/Voice 101/Piano 101
A 2011 graduate of the Millersville University Music Department, Connor Patterson began teaching in Media PA, while he was still at Millersville. Like many others, Connor began music at a young age in a church choir led by Dr Gene Paul Strayer of the Curtis Institute and affiliated with the London based, Royal School of Church Music. As luck and charm would have it, Connor began studying solfege and voice under the instruction of Dr Strayer refining his songwriting and performing chops. Connor went on to win several prestigious awards in Classical Vocal Performance, giving him the tools and experience he needed to move into the nonclassical and pop styles. Some of Connor's students have gone to perform on shows like "the Voice" or "The X Factor" with others becoming touring praise and worship leaders or releasing critically acclaimed albums.
Connor began teaching voice, piano and later guitar as a means of giving back and helping students find the passion in music and has ended up falling in love with teaching. As the founder of Music Lab Connor has taught over 100 students throughout a 7 year teaching career and is proud to bring passionate like minded teachers to join him at Music Lab.
Connor on teaching: "Teaching, like anything, is based on understanding. Understanding what the student's goals are, how the students learns, and what motivates a students. Frankly, teaching, like music, is a conversation. One that is had between two or more people. You can learn to play music in your bedroom, but you will learn much faster and be much stronger with someone to play with. Music is meant to be a dialogue."