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