Our guest today, Music Professor K. Pádraig O’Kane is a guitar educator with 35 years of experience teaching in a variety of institutions including high schools and universities. Pádraig is a guitar teacher who has devoted his life to sharing his love of music with others, and now he gets to share the incredible journey he’s been on as a music professor. Listen in as he tells us about how he quit music and why he came back to it. He also shares some pros and cons on being a music professor in the university system, some tips on how to persevere and endure as a music professor in a university, as well as some other stories from his career that you may have not heard before!
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Professor K. Pádraig O’Kane is a guitar educator with 35 years of experience teaching in a variety of institutions including High schools and Universities. He taught at the world renown Frost School of Music in the studio music and jazz performance program for 17 years and continues to teach at Miami International University. Aside from teaching in universities, Professor O’Kane is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and internationally recognized uilleann pipes reed maker. He has taught reed making in Ireland, New York, and California. Professor O’Kane continues to widen his horizons with his YouTube channel, “Streetwise Guitar” where he tackles a variety of interesting topics.
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