Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting
Paul is a guitarist/songwriter/educator from Branford, CT. He began playing the guitar at age 13 with a strong background in piano. He performed and recorded with bands in high school, during which time he was influenced by a wide variety of musical artists and styles, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Pink Floyd.
Paul enrolled at Boston's Berklee College of Music in the fall of 1994 and discovered a love for jazz, particularly guitarists such as Joe Pass and Tal Farlow and arrangers Nelson Riddle and Gil Evans. At Berklee, Paul continued to study the guitar while working toward a Bachelor of Music degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, which he received in 1998.
After graduating, Paul remained in Boston for several years performing and teaching private guitar lessons. He developed a hands-on, practical instruction method that teaches music fundamentals, theory and improvisation through playing and analyzing popular songs. Now back in Connecticut, he continues to teach privately in Branford and the surrounding area. He also performs regularly with his bands, The Syndicate and Debacle on the shoreline and in New York City.
Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory
PAMELA has been teaching piano since the age of 15, and then after her graduation with honors in piano performance from the State University College at Fredonia, NY, where she studied with Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, acclaimed author, concert pianist and recording artist, the late Claudette Sorel. Pamela's many successful students have studied with her privately and also at Manhattan's St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Independent School near Columbia University as well as the Lyceum Kennedy French School on East 43rd St. Her solo repertoire is large and varied, and she encourages her students to explore new music as well as the standard literature. Pamela balances her instinct for evoking the the student's trust and desire to learn with the requisite task of cultivating disciplined practice habits. Her more advanced protégés' consistent growth in technical skill, interpretation, and musicianship emanate naturally from her guidance, inspiration and tutelage. Pamela brings her extensive professional music background to bear as a piano instructor whose special gift for working with children and young adults is impressive and unique. She is a dedicated mentor, displaying care and patience with the young beginner, as well as a passion for imbuing her students with the love of music and the joy of learning to play the piano.
Drum, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion
I am a student currently attending The University of New Haven for a B.A. in Music and Audio Engineering. I have been a drummer for over twelve years, and have both been taught music theory, and taught it to other students previously.
I have taught children between the ages of seven and eighteen previously for four years, and in that time, have taught students from beginner levels to advanced in music theory, performance techniques, and in percussion. This ranges from drum set learning, to being able to play a Tympani, Snare, or Bass Drum as well as many other percussion world instruments, as well as reading music and notating it.
I am personable, and very kind towards all of my students. Although I am young (twenty to be exact), I do have a lot of experience in my field and I can offer a lot of the same teachings older teachers can, but at a lower price, and in a way that is fun and exciting. Children will have a good time, and each student will get a personalized lesson based on their first lesson with me in which I will asses their skills and develop a lesson plan that will help meet their goals in the most efficient way possible.
Lessons can range between thirty to ninety minutes, and in that time, students will be able to develop their skills with me and I will show students the correct way to play or learn music, and help guide them along every step of the way.
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