Vancouver-based Patrick Kao is a Canadian-born Taiwanese aboriginal, and is an exciting new young jazz guitarist on the scene. Having studied under Juno-award winning Bill Coon, Kao's guitar playing is inspired by jazz luminaries Kurt Rosenwinkel, Pedro Martins, and swing masters Joe Pass and Jim Hall.

Kao has been a sideman for many years but is slowly emerging as a band leader, directing arranged music of the jazz songbook, brazilian choros, and originals.



My teaching experience spans over 5 years, both privately and in academies. As a teacher, my goal is to preserve the excitement of all of my students, as I believe a fun and multi-faceted approach to music is the best way to learn. The lessons I offer will not just make you an instrumentalist, but it will also produce the skill set you need to be a well-rounded musician.

Lessons are offered in-person and over Zoom or Skype.

Every student has personalized needs and conditions. Please contact for rates and more details.

Lessons offered:

Guitar (Acoustic, ELectric, Classical for beginners and advanced players and everyone in between!)

Bass (Beginner and intermediate lessons)

Piano (Beginner lessons)



Ear Training