Fil Pate

Your Local Mandolinist. Guitarist. Music Enthusiast

  I will be teaching Advanced Mandolin this August in beautiful Alta, Wyoming!  If the Grand Teton Mountains are calling you, please register for your part of the adventure by clicking the button below!

I will be teaching Advanced Mandolin this August in beautiful Alta, Wyoming!  If the Grand Teton Mountains are calling you, please register for your part of the adventure by clicking the button below!

 

Mandolin players we have a discussion group on Facebook called All Things Mandolin!  Feel free to join in by clicking the button below!

Contact Me

I Love to Speak Music!

*If you are interested in lessons in person or online please contact me here!  Online is actually a very easy way to share info these days, so you will get just as much as in person!

I teach Music Theory into the far reaches of Jazz and Classical styles along with Folk traditions from around the world!  Americana music brings out Blues and Bluegrass styles and can be intertwined with Dixieland Swing to form Gypsy Jazz!  I have also studied and lived Mountain Old-Time music which is an entire world unto itself!!  Reggae, Latin, African and Celtic genres are favorites that have been studied and played for years as well.  I'll not hide my love for Southern Rock music.... American, British, Australian...  Texan! I see Music as 1 language with many differnt accents.*  

*I play and teach mandolin and guitar, acoustic and electric.  I also teach the basics of bass and banjo, instruments which I have studied and performed with, however not as often currently...    

*As an additional service I also work in the studio and at rehearsals with bands and ensembles that want to learn the group dynamic.  I have produced 5 studio albums on which I also played various instrument. 4 of those are available online along with my appearances on a live studio recording and a track on a friends' record.  I have rehearsed and performaed with more than several bands improving arrangements and helping to create original material with a great presentation!*

*Every instrument has it's own space in the Sound*

Let's talk!

~Fil

 
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