About our Teachers
Patrick Lee Hebert – Founder and head teacher Call or contact for tuition program.
Patrick has been ministering in music since the age of thirteen where he began as pianist and music director of Trinity Full Gospel Church in Hooksett, NH. He remained in this capacity until 2004. Moving his family to Tennessee in 2006, Patrick was the lead pianist at Green Meadow Church of God in Alcoa until his retirement in 2015. Patrick founded HPS in 1990 offering instruction to students of all academic levels and establishing his own music label. Patrick earned his certificate of mastery in theory and composition at the Manchester Center for the Arts. He has released nine full length albums of his compositions under his own label and continues to tour the USA and bless audiences with his music. A full bio is available at patrickleehebert.com
Patrick Lee Hebert II co-owner and teacher Call or contact for tuition program.
Patrick Lee Hebert II has been playing the piano for thirteen years but has grown up with piano music all around him his entire life. As a baby, he spent many hours in his father’s teaching studios as well as concert halls. He began to play on his own at age seven and has been trained solely by his father. Patrick debuted as a performer at eight years old and is now a regular on the concert stage. Now at Twenty years old he has produced his first solo album and was the lead pianist at Green Meadow Church of God. Patrick began as a prep teacher for his father at age eleven. Since that time, he has become a certified Highland teacher and is accepting students of any age. His site is www.everythingmusic90.com
Summer Eells Independent teacher
Summer Eells is a high school senior who has been playing piano for about 8 years. She had always loved music and singing as a young child but discovered her passion for piano when she was 9. She began teaching a couple of students in 2017 and has slowly grown her student base since then, now teaching a couple of days a week with her own studio in Friendsville. In September 2019 at 17 years old, she became a certified Highland teacher and plans to major in music in college to further her musical abilities and knowledge. Her other activities include learning violin and guitar, both competitive and recreational horseback riding, and horse judging. She is taking students in Friendsville and surrounding area and is located on West Lamar Alexander Parkway by South Union Grove Road.
About the Highland Method
The Highland method was created when Patrick Lee Hebert began teaching in earnest in 1989. He found that the traditional music books for young students were lacking in several key areas. Compared to the European style of teaching he was trained in, the courses were very simple with little substance. Being a composer, Patrick put a very high value on theory and classical technique. Over the next five years he created a method that incorporated theory, sight reading and technique all in one customized course. Having no set “book” series, every student is taught in a flexible manner which uses his/her strengths to overcome obstacles. Along with hundreds of classical choices, the series has over 500 compositions and exercises in all levels so boredom is never an issue. A marked increase in progression is the hallmark of a Highland student, usually at a rate of three times faster than a standard lesson book course. Live performance is encouraged and made available several times a year to promote confidence and community service.