Patrick Lui – Classical Guitar
An artist with a reputation for embodying both depth and precision in his
playing, guitarist Patrick Lui has established himself as both a notable
performer and a gifted teacher.
Prize winner of several competitions, including the first Hong Kong Guitar
Competition, the Yamaha Guitar Competition, and the Hong Kong, Macau, and
Canton Invitational Guitar Competition, a finalist in the East Carolina
Guitar Festival, and a semi-finalist in the Tokyo International Guitar
Competition, his performances have been heard in the United States, Canada,
Japan, and China. He has performed as a recitalist, a soloist with
orchestras, and an ensemble player.
Patrick Lui holds degrees from North Carolina School of the Arts, Arizona
State University, and has attended the Hong Kong Academy for Performing
Arts. He has studied with such teachers as Wilson Yuen, Susan McKethan,
Larry Almeida, Aaron Shearer, and Frank Koonce. He has also worked in
master’s classes with Gerald Garcia, Roberto Assuel, Robert Guthrie, Pepe
Romero, and Manuel Burreco.
Patrick Lui is as comfortable with being a teacher as he is with being a
performer. Lui has taught at Arizona State University, Salem College,
Catawba College, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Forsyth Technical
Community College. He currently teaches at the Weaver Academy for
Performance and Visual Arts. Dr. Elliot Frank, Professor of Guitar at East
Carolina University, writes, “Over the past few years I have had the
opportunity to hear, teach, and judge students of Patrick Lui at various
events around the country and I have found him to be an outstanding teacher
of young guitarists. His students have consistently excelled in regional,
national, and international competitions. Most recently two of his students
won prizes in the Guitar Foundation of America's inaugural youth competition,
an event of international significance. Not only does Patrick provide the
highest quality instruction for his students, he is equally committed to the
personal and emotional growth of his students. I know of no other teacher who
produces such consistently high results with such young students.”
Since 1995, Lui has dedicated himself to the education of young guitarists. Asides from having one of his student featured on the National Radio Show; PBS Television Show 'From the Top," his students have won over 50 prizes in the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, the East Carolina Guitar Competition, South Carolina Guitar Competition, the Appalachian Guitar Festival, the Greensboro Music Academy Guitar Competition, America String Teachers Association Guitar Competition and most recently, the Guitar Festival America Competition.
Guitar I • A comprehensive skill and artistic development course that strives to reach beyond Early Intermediate level through individual repertoire development, study of major and natural minor scales and related arpeggios, level appropriate collaborative ensemble work and introduction of a multitude of performance skills. Lessons will be centered on themes derived from Aaron Shearer's "Learning the Classic Guitar."
Guitar II • Building from Foundations in Studio Guitar, this course strives to reach beyond Intermediate level through individual repertoire development, level appropriate collaborative ensemble work and refinement of a multitude of performance skills. Different schools of Technique and teaching method will also be introduced.
Guitar III • Building on skills and concepts in Advanced Studio Guitar, this course strives to reach beyond Late Intermediate level through individual repertoire development, level appropriate collaborative ensemble work and refinement of a multitude of performance skills. We will also have in-depth studies of Guitar Pedagogy and compare different schools of teaching method (Shearer vs. Calevero etc.)
Guitar IV • Building on skills and concepts in Guitar III, this course stives to reach beyond Early Advance level through individual repertoire developement. During this year, students will focus on the preparation of auditioning for college studies and real life teaching experiences. It is the summative year for our students.