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


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!


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.


Bachelor of Music Education w/ Jazz Emphasis
Aug 1992 - May 1996
University of Miami

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

7 Reviews on Allen P.

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Lauren L. Feb 6, 2017
· Piano · In home
If you are looking for an exceptional Piano teacher, look no further then Allen. From the moment I enrolled he has been nothing but professional. He came to our home and spent his undivided attention on my daughter. She was thrilled with her first lesson and is looking forward to working with Allen. I am beyond pleased with Allen and would recommend him to anyone and any age.
Christopher G. Feb 23, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great person, can't wait to have the next lesson
Cheryl Pfeffer Jan 22, 2016
· Piano · In home
Gabriel A. Jan 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
Allen was patient and very knowledgable.
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.
Vintyre F. Sep 11, 2015
· Music Theory · In home
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.
Val C. Mar 6, 2014
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It's been a real pleasure!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get back!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!
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