Patrick Kelleher is a professional Musican/Guitar Teacher from Campbellford, Ontario. His student base comes largely from the Trent Hills (Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth) area but he also has clients from as far away as Belleville, Peterborough and Toronto. He teaches all styles and his students range in age from 6 to 81 years of age. Patrick has worked out of his home studio since the beginning of 2004 and teaches over 60 students weekly. Some of his first students from 2004-2005 are now graduating with degrees in Music from institutions such as Mohawk and Humber. He currently performs throughout Ontario and has two songs (You Shine and More than a Friend) on local radio (CKOL in Campbellford). Born and raised on a dairy farm in Campbellford, Ontario, Patrick started playing the guitar and singing in 1978 at the age of 9. There were no guitar teachers in the area at that time so he took lessons with a local piano teacher in Campbellford for a few years. After graduating with a diploma in Communications from Loyalist College in 1989 he moved to Toronto in early 1990. There, he worked in the Wine and Trade Show industries while he studied guitar with Andrew Donaldson of Beach Music and popular Jazz musician Steve Sherman of Steve Sherman Productions for 13 years, before returning to Trent Hills to start a full time career in Music.
Patrick does many performances for charitable causes such as his annual St. Patrick’s Day performance for children at the YMCA Early Years program in Campbellford, Ontario. He is an avid supporter of Campbellford Memorial Hospital, performing at and hosting “Melodies in the Mill” in Warkworth, Ontario every summer. He has been the host of the Warkworth Santa Claus Parade since 2008. Professionally he has performed at the Toronto Christmas Show at the International Centre in Mississauga and he has an on-going appearance at Cobourg’s Ribfest every August which is hosted by and broadcasted on Cobourg’s 107.9 the Breeze FM.
His unique style of “solo” folk rock and versatility when it comes to cover songs of many genres make him a popular choice to perform at a vast number of venues and functions. He is a “sought after” wedding performer and can “round out” a rock band in a moments notice. Patrick is a member of Socan and has been a member and avid supporter of the Songwriters Association of Canada for many years.