Allen Paul

Allen P.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Allen P.

Background check: Last verified 09/26/2016
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Allen teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 1996
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I am a University of Miami School of Music graduate with extensive experience in music education, theory, songwriting and arranging.
As a winner of the Florida State Concerto Competition at 17, and having performed with some of South Florida's best singers and musicians, I offer a wealth of knowledge about how to connect music theory with music practice.

*** Lesson Details ***
I specialize in creating individual lesson plans - no 'cookie cutter' methods, and no lectures about practicing!

My teaching style is free-flowing and relaxed. I'm very willing to adapt to any and all situations in order to make music education work for YOU.

We offer group lessons that help young students learn socially and with fun activities. Our music reading curriculum teaches "easy success", in a one - note - at - a - time fashion.

*** Equipment ***
I have a small keyboard lab of 4 - 5 pianos for group lessons and games.
It is preferred that private students have a piano or full size keyboard.
We also provide games, piano accompaniment tracks, and other accessories to make lessons more interactive and fun.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Blues, Group Piano

Photos and Videos

An interview I did a few years ago about teaching improvisation to kids. Jazz and creativity come naturally to them!

Experience

Lead Keyboardist

Jul 2009 - Present
Metro Life Church

Lead Teacher and Owner

Jan 2000 - Present
88 Keys Music Studio

Private and Group Music Lessons

Music Teacher

Aug 1996 - Jun 2005
Miami - Dade Public Schools

Taught K - 5 music classes, specializing in keyboard group lessons, music technology, improvisation and ensemble performance.

Education

Bachelor of Music Education w/ Jazz Emphasis

Aug 1992 - May 1996
University of Miami

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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6 Reviews on Allen P.

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Christopher G. Feb 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great person, can't wait to have the next lesson
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Cheryl Pfeffer Jan 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Awesome.
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Gabriel A. Jan 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Allen was patient and very knowledgable.
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Clint Nov 16, 2015
Piano · In home
My daughter has had several piano teachers over the years. And none have shown the dedication as Allen does. His method works. We see gradual improvements. I am a musician as well and can appreciate that she is learning technique as well as how to read complet musical notation.
I would recommend Allen as he is patient, trustworthy and very talented.
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Vintyre F. Sep 11, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Verified Student
Great first day back to the basics and then off to tread the deep waters of theory. Allen was able to to explain the theory in a simple to understand format followed up with application.
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Val C. Mar 6, 2014
Verified Student
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It's been a real pleasure!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get back!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!
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