Paul M.

Paul M.

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New York, NY

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Paul teaches: Males 1 and up
Females 1 and up
Teaching since: November 2000
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Overview

Paul M is an American born, New York-based Piano teacher, Vocal coach, Pianist, Composer and Artist. As an educator, Paul is part of The Suffolk Piano Teachers Forum, College Music Society and Music Teachers National. He has been an Adjunct-instructor at New York University (NYU). Paul also conducts master classes and seminars in The United states and South America. For the past few years, he has implemented classes in composition and music history in the coastal area of Ecuador and New York. His music studio in New York City is in high demand. He works with piano, composition and vocal performance students of all levels and styles, which include classical, jazz, blues, Tango, and Broadway. Paul also works with all different types of students such as those who want to learn for personal enjoyment or for professional reasons. He prepares his students for competitions, audition preparation and professional concerts. Each year his students have the opportunity to perform at the world-renowned Steinway Hall in New York City. This yearly student recital gives students the opportunity to perform in one of New York City’s most sought after recital Halls located in midtown Manhattan. In July of 2014 Paul became a Steinway Educational partner. In 2008, Paul received a Masters Degree in performance from New York University. In 2006, he received a Bachelor Degree of Music from Stony Brook University.
As a Pianist, In 2006 Paul was a prizewinner at the Music Club of Douglaston Piano Competition. For two consecutive years, Paul was awarded The Suffolk County Piano Forum Prize. XLNT Music recently wrote, “Paul is a fine pianist that performs with superb pianism and great sensitivity.”
 His recent public performances include Ecuador South America, Steinway Hall NYC, The United Nations, Faust Harrison Hall, Saint Peters NYC and The Staller Center. Paul has performed with The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and The New York University Symphony Orchestra. He has studied with well-known piano teachers including: Martin Canin, Morey Ritt, Tina Dahl, and Anita Gelber. In 2011 he released a record consisting of his performance of original compositions for solo piano that is available in bookstores and on iTunes.
As a composer, Paul’s recent projects include composing for a live radio show of Dracula, “Rip van Winkle, “Lies people tell”, “The Masque of the Red Death, and “Static in Movements.” As a music director and video artist, he has worked on “The Kingdom,” “Motion Sickness,” “Slowing Down,” and “Six Arm Motion.” In 2011, Paul released his record for solo piano “Succession of Images, available on Amazon and at Logos. The NY Press wrote in a recent article, “Paul takes visitors on a trip through time with music and sound.” As an artist, Paul's latest expositions can be found on display at Spectrum NYC and Logos in NYC. Gallery and Studio Magazine wrote in a recent article: “Paul's art comprised of soft variegated strokes and streaks of vibrant color strike one as notes in a kind of visual music”.

Education:
Masters Degree in Piano Performance from New York University(2009)
Bachelors Degree in Music from Stony Brook University(2006)

Piano Teachers
Martin Canin- New York University
Morey Ritt-Aaron Copland School of Music
Irina Edelman-Mannes Conservatory
Tina Dahl-Stony Brook University
Anita Gelber
Anna Grinberg-Yale University

Professional Experience
Performance with the New York University Orchestra
Performance with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
Piano Professor at New York University

Awards
Award of Honor, The Suffolk County Piano Teachers Forum Prize (2006)
Award of Honor, The Suffolk County Piano Teachers Forum Prize (2005)

Recordings
Succession of Images: Release date November 2011. These solo piano works were written and performed by Paul M. and engineered in Nashville Tennessee at RedRed studios by critically acclaimed recording engineer Joshua Silverberg.




Recent Solo and Chamber music Performances:
United Nations, New York, N.Y.
Steinway Hall, New York, N.Y.
University of Quevedo Ecuador, South America.
Saint Peters church, New York, NY
Loewe Theater, New York, NY
Port Jefferson Village center, N.Y
Black Box Theater, New York, N.Y
All saints Church, NJ
Kimmel Center, New York, N.Y
Lowe Theater, New York, N.Y
New York University, Master class
Community Church, Douglaston, N.Y.
Faust Harrison Pianos, New York, N.Y.
Loewe Theater
Staller Center
The Table Center of The Arts, Stony Brook, N.Y
The First Episcopal Church, South Hampton, N.Y
Wang Center, N.Y
The Patchogue Theater, N.Y.



*** Lesson Details ***
My goal as a teacher is to make students successful in their goals. I work with a variety of people; some of them study music for personal enjoyment and others for their musical career. Everyone responds differently to music, that is why I prepare special lessons for each student. It is important that my students enjoy what they are playing and for that reason I have a variety of repertoire that they can choose from.
From a lot of experience with beginner piano students, both young and adults, I have been able to find a regimen of piano teaching that combines time efficiency with fun. As the lessons continue, I slowly add new tools to each weekly lesson that are exiting and interesting. While working with intermediate to advanced students, I have had coached them to apply and get accepted into some of the top Universities and Conservatories in the country. My students, beginner intermediate and advanced levels, have been awarded for their performances and activities in schools and competitions.
I am also a composition teacher. I work with composition students from beginner to advance. My composition students, over the years, range from all ages starting at 7. My students, after the first year, have been able to write string quartets and piano trios. My advanced students have entered competitions all over the country and are very successful in their composition practice. Some of their compositions have been performed in famous concert halls and schools.
As a vocal coach, I work with students of all ages. The repertoire that I recommend to beginner students includes Disney, Broadway and classical music. For intermediate and advanced vocal student, I have successfully prepared them for competitions, Broadway and University auditions as well as personal enjoyment.
Most recently I held a piano, composition and vocal recital for my students at the world famous Steinway Hall in New York City. I believe that some students work better when there is motivation for performance activities. For that reason I host these type of events. Students that decide they want to take place in these events perform among all levels. I offer these performance opportunities as an invitation. Each student has a choice as to whether they would like to perform.



*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Classical, Jazz, Blues, Broadway

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Experience

Musician, teacher Jan 2000 - Present
Paul M

Paul M is an American born, New York-based pianist, music instructor, piano teacher, composer and vocal coach. As an educator, Paul is part of The Suffolk Piano Teachers Forum, College Music Society and Music Teachers National. He has been an Adjunct-instructor at New York University (NYU). Paul also conducts master classes and seminars in The United states and South America. For the past few years, he has implemented classes in composition and music history in the coastal area of Ecuador and New York. His music studio in New York City is in high demand. He works with piano, composition and vocal performance students of all levels and styles which includes classical, jazz, blues and Broadway. Paul also works with all different types of students such as those who want to learn for personal enjoyment of for professional reasons. He prepares his students for competitions, audition preparation and professional concerts. Each year his students have the opportunity to perform at the world-renowned Steinway Hall in New York City. This yearly student recital gives students the opportunity to perform in one of New York City’s most sought after recital Halls located in midtown Manhattan.
As a pianist he has won numerous awards and scholarships. For two consecutive years, he received The Suffolk County Piano Teachers Forum Prize. Paul has played numerous recitals at prestigious halls such as Steinway Hall in New York City, Faust Harrison Hall and The Staller Center. Paul has always been active in Chamber Music and has played with The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and The New York University Symphony Orchestra. He has studied with well-known piano teachers including: Martin Canin, Morey Ritt, Tina Dahl, and Anita Gelber. He received his Bachelors of Music from Stony Brook University and his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at New York University, studying with Martin Canin.
As a composer, Paul's music has been highly reviewed and is heard through the world in concerts and films. His composition teachers include Max Duykers and Justin Dello Joio. This year, he will be releasing a new C.D. that will include his most recent works for solo piano. The C.D. was performed and written by Paul M. and engineered in Nashville Tennessee at RedRed studios by critically acclaimed recording engineer Joshua Silverberg. The C.D. is set to release on Amazon, iTunes and bookstores in November 2011.



Piano Teachers
Martin Canin- New York University
Morey Ritt-Aaron Copland School of Music
Irina Edelman-Mannes Conservatory
Tina Dahl-Stony Brook University
Anita Gelber
Anna Grinberg-Yale University

Professional Experience
Performance with the New York University Orchestra
Performance with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
Piano Professor at New York University

Awards
Award of Honor, The Suffolk County Piano Teachers Forum Prize (2006)
Award of Honor, The Suffolk County Piano Teachers Forum Prize (2005)

Recordings
Succession of Images: Release date November 2011. These solo piano works were written and performed by Paul M. and engineered in Nashville Tennessee at RedRed studios by critically acclaimed recording engineer Joshua Silverberg.




Recent Performances
Saint Peters church, New York, NY solo recital
Loewe Theater, New York, NY, Chamber music performance
Port Jefferson Village center, N.Y solo performance
Black Box Theater, New York, N.Y. Solo recital
United Nations, New York, N.Y. Reception Recital
Kimmel Center, New York, N.Y, Solo Performance
Lowe Theater, New York, N.Y, Pianist Showcase
New York University, Master class
Community Church, Douglaston, N.Y. Piano Competition
Faust Harrison Pianos, New York, N.Y. Leschetitzky Foundation Recital
Steinway Hall, New York, N.Y. Solo Performance
Loewe Theater, Performance with The New York University Orchestra
Staller Center, Performance with The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
The Table Center of The Arts, Stony Brook, N.Y. Chamber Music Concert
The First Episcopal Church, South Hampton, N.Y.
Staller Center of The Arts, Stony Brook, N.Y. Solo Recital
Wang Center, N.Y. Piano Competition
The Patchogue Theater, N.Y. Performance with Suffolk Community College Jazz Orchestra.
Suffolk Community College, N.Y. Performance with Suffolk Community College

Education

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Piano Performance. M.A. December 2008. Sep 2007 - May 2009
New York University
Bachelors in Music Sep 2003 - May 2006
Stony Brook University

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish Professional Proficiency
spanish Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Steinway educational partner Sep 2014
Steinway and Sons

Awards

Suffolk Piano teachers Forum Prize May 2006
Suffolk Piano teachers Forum
Prize winner at the Music Club Of Douglaston Piano Competition Feb 2006
TMMC
Suffolk Piano teachers Forum Prize May 2005
Suffolk Piano teachers Forum

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association Jan 2009
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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14 Reviews on Paul M.

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Bruno T. Dec 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paul is an amazing musician, teacher and individual. Over the course of a few weeks he specifically evaluated my singing and worked with me in order to improve my singing. With every lesson that I had, I was able to notice real improvement in my voice. Paul also exposed me to a wide array of musical styles, in order to better get to know my voice which I thoroughly enjoyed. He is very encouraging and friendly, from the first lesson he already works to help you feel comfortable.

All in all, by having Paul as an instructor you get to learn from an amazing, accomplished musician who truly knows his field and who also has a great personality while being a great teacher, I think that sums it up pretty well.
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Isabelle M. Jun 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Paul is an excellent piano teacher. I came to him having forgotten how to read music after not playing for 10 years. I wanted to bring piano music back into my life. Gradually, over 4 months, I recovered everything I had previously forgotten and have progressed quickly with his patient yet encouraging and inspirational teaching style. Paul has introduced me to a wide range of music, which has pushed my piano playing to improve in all directions and on new levels. It has been a wonderful experience, and I am excited to continue and see where the music takes me.
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Rachel H. Feb 20, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Great instructor

I went to Paul for my first singing class not really knowing what to expect. He instantly made me feel comfortable and provided me with a calming and supportive environment to explore singing. He is such an enthusiastic and supportive teacher, and I really learned a lot from him. He seems very able to cater to personal goals and needs and help students go in a direction that they are drawn towards. He also taught me some piano! Over all a great learning experience. I would recommend this teacher to anyone.
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Miguel B. Nov 27, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
the lessons are excellent

Paul is a great teacher, soft spoken, very good person, his skills are first class, from the moment I started I felt comfortable, and ready to sing, his teaching has been superb
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Xiaomei X. Oct 28, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Paul is a great teacher!

Paul is always very encouraging, and I've learned a lot working with him! He always teaches me good techniques and chooses great pieces for me to practice.
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Renata G. Oct 28, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher

We only have good things to tell about Paul. He is a great teacher, patient, fun, reliable, make piano sounds fun and interesting for young children !
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Joan L. Feb 13, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Paul taught me how to sing

I could not even sing a scale.
Paul introduced me to a wide range of music - songs I never would have attempted to sing but now I do.
He is a brillant musician - so knowledgeable and an exceptional teacher.
Paul taught me so much about music and I learned so much from him.
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JoanF Mar 21, 2012
Son in Law Steve

Paul is a very patient, talented and encouraging teacher. He is gentle and kind. My daughter has grown leaps and bounds and wants to grow as a musician because of his positive attitude.
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JulieG Feb 3, 2012
Excellent instructor - Born to teach

I am an adult student with no musical experience whatsoever. Paul is delightful! Paul has been patient with me and moves me along at a pace that I am comfortable with. I'd wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning in a structured manner. I will be sticking with him for as long as he'll suffer through my remedial capacity ;-)
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hildaP Jan 18, 2012
My teacher Paul M.

Iam an elderly student, I like the way Paul is teaching me. He has so much patience and that i has been looking for. I wanted to buy a key board and he gave ref. for good price. i will soon get my keyboard and I know that by the time I finish with Paul, I will be the great keyboard player for my church and and at home and were ever I will go to minister thru worship, praise and sharing the word. By the way, Paul said he will take me for voice training also when i finish with keyboard/piano playing. I am happy and grateful to take lessons team for giving me this great teacher. Keep the good work. God bless You!hilda