Skip Navigation

Patrick Feely


Patrick Feely

RCM Certified
RCM Examiner
Teacher ARCT
Patrick Feely has performed with the McMaster University Orchestra, Grand River Players, and the Brantford Symphony Orchestra. He is an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University were he has taught private studio guitar, Guitar Chamber Ensembles, and the Psychology of Music course for undergraduate music students and the large Guitar Orchestra Program for Non-Music Majors. Dr. Feely is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario, where he has taught Classroom Guitar Pedagogy to music Education students, And large (75 students) synchronous and asynchronous guitar courses to non-music majors. Dr. Feely holds both Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy ARCT'S from the Royal Conservatory of Music and is a guitar specialist there where he assesses guitar candidates of all levels across Canada and the USA. His students have been accepted into Undergraduate and Graduate performance programs across Canada and Europe. Patrick completed his PhD. degree in Music Education at University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2023; his dissertation "The Effect of Coping Verses Mastery Models on the Level of Self-Efficacy for Self-Regulated Music Learning, Self-Efficacy for Classical Guitar Playing and Guitar Achievement for Undergraduate Non-Music Majors" explores how beginner instrumentalists learn by observing others Broadly speaking his research interests are in music psychology, assessment and self-regulated learning.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Guitar

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Student's home
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Guitar - Advanced
  • Guitar - Elementary
  • Guitar - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate


  • 2023 - Music Education - University of Western Ontario
  • 2016 - Masters - University of Western Ontario
  • 2010 - Guitar Pedagogy - Royal Conservatory of Music
  • 2007 - Guitar Performance - Royal Conservatory of Music
  • 2003 - Masters - University of Toronto

School Associations

  • International Society for Music Education - International
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified
RCM Examiner