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Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele: Pat Lavery

Patrick Lavery (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Harmonica) developed an interest in music early, with his first instruments being harmonica and voice from the age of 6, in talent shows and school functions. Pat began playing guitar at the age of 10, and bass at 13, performing in local bands around northwestern Connecticut. After high school, Pat moved to Austin to perform for several years in various bands before moving back to Connecticut, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from Western Connecticut State University. While there, he studied bass with Dr. Lyn Christie, and classical voice with Lois Grebosky. As an instructor, Pat has taught guitar, bass, harmonica and voice for over 20 years in Ridgefield and Danbury to students from ages 7 to 70 in many styles. Currently, Pat is busy teaching, writing music for a new album, leading his own band, and performing regularly with The Bob McLaughlin Group, The Sonny Carroll Orchestra, The Blues Buddha Band, The Christopher Robin Band, Spontaneous Combustion, and with the Manny Pavone Group. Listen to Pat on our video page.

More about Pat:
College: Western Connecticut State University
Major: BA Music/Bass
My Best Gig: Opening for Tom Tom Club at the House of Blues in New Orleans
Favorite Classical Piece: Bartok String Quartets
Favorite Rock Band: Little Feat
Favorite Jazz Artist: Thelonious Monk
Favorite Singer: Stevie Wonder
First piece of music that had a profound effect on me: The Beatles Sergeant Pepper
Music teacher who inspired me the most: Dr. Lyn Christie
Favorite quote about music: “Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the [musician] who plays it is 80 percent.” ― Miles Davis
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