John Paul Sharp

John Paul S.

Seattle, WA

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About

John Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2007

I have been teaching voice and music lessons for several years now to a wide range and variety of students. I have successfully helped individuals learn how to sing, speak, act, write songs, and play the piano. Some students come to me to build their confidence or skills. Other students come to me just to have a really great time. All my students grow from their experiences learning music with me. I use a variety of methods and it all depends on what you, as a student, are needing from your lessons.

My background is diverse. I have written and recorded dozens of musical albums over the last decade. I often perform for music and theater events in Seattle and Washington. I have a bachelor of science in contemporary vocal performance and a master of arts in information and learning technologies (educational psychology and online learning). I am very involved in the theater industry within Seattle and direct productions from time to time.

I work out of my apartment close to Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington. I can also arrange online lessons. I am, however, not mobile.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Experience

Executive Director
Jun 2015 - Present
Writers and Actors Reading and Performing

I have taken over leadership of a nonprofit theater organization which has been serving Seattle playwrights and actors for nearly twenty years.

Development Liaison
Sep 2011 - Present
Copious Love Productions

I have written, directed, acted, and music directed original works for this local, independent theater organization. I have seen hundreds and hundreds of actors audition and I have been responsible for casting many shows.

Lecturer
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
University of Colorado Denver

I teach Creative Designs for Instructional Materials online to graduate students in the Information and Learning Technologies department of the School of Education and Human Development.

Education

M.A. eLearning Implementation and Design
May 2010 - May 2013
University of Colorado Denver
B.S. Vocal Performance
Aug 2005 - May 2009
University of Colorado Denver

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

eLearning Design
Dec 2012
University of Colorado Denver

A certificate in eLearning.

Awards

Outstanding Graduate
May 2013
University of Colorado Denver
Kenneth King Fellowship
Aug 2009
Kenneth King Foundation
Outstanding Graduate
May 2009
University of Colorado Denver

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jul 2010

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

This is a 'pecha-kucha' presentation I created for my eLearning masters program. It outlines four great things I learned about singing.
This is a presentation I created to raised awareness about the equity gap for low-income families in public schools who are not getting enough education and exposure of arts.
Here you get to see me in action, singing and dancing to a song I wrote for a short film by LeighAnn Gould called "Three Sisters Laundry."  For more information about this short film, go to http://www.threesisterslaundry.com/.
Getting my masters degree - outstanding graduate!

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4 Reviews

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Preston E. Jul 8, 2015
Acting · In studio

Great teacher! and fun

Preston E. Jul 8, 2015
Acting · In studio

Great teacher! and fun

Elyse N. Dec 12, 2014
Singing · In studio

John Paul is an amazingly talented artist (performer, writer, teacher, singer, producer, composer, director...the list is seriously too long). We have worked together as professional singers, and I have collaborated with him on an album that he wrote/produced/recorded/edited himself. He is a kind and inspiring person who LOVES music more than anything in the world. I wholeheartedly recommend him to students of all ages who want to find and express their creative voice in the world.

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RUTHI L. Mar 15, 2014
Singing ·

Best teacher ever

JP has been teaching Mya for almost 2 years (since she was 6 years old) and Mya has been loving each lesson, can't wait for the next one, and has grown in many ways, that have exceeded our expectations.
JP is extremely patient, always positive, and knows how to reinforce the confidence whenever needed, provide clues for improvement that are very useful and positive. JP is an outstanding teacher.
The lessons are always a good mix of warming up, theory, singing, expressing emotions, new creations and also recording.
JP brings the best out of Mya, and makes her feel that he is also enjoying it.

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