Paul Bessa

Paul B.

Portland, ME

About Paul B.

Paul teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2007
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I am a musician who has played in many bands. My primary instrument is piano and voice. I also play rhythm guitar. My current group is a "Who" tribute band, performing a complete history of the rock group, The Who. Please check out our website magicbustour.com
I play by ear but also read music. If you are looking for an old school, rigid, teacher who only has students only follow books, then you should look elsewhere. If you want to be able to play or sing with feel and learn music theory with some reading in a comfortable working studio then contact me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Petrof upright piano
- Mackie PA system
- Guild F15 acoustic guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
-Roland Midi 2
- Guild F-15 acoustic guitar

*** Specialties ***
Patient, creative, flexible and fun.

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Education

Associates, Music certified

Sep 1983 - Jun 1986
Uconn, New School of Music

Languages Spoken

English, Italian

Professional Proficiency
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11 Reviews on Paul B.

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Carol B. Sep 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I have already learned so much in just 3 lessons. Paul is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am looking forward to many more lessons and feel confident that I can really learn to play under pauls instruction. Very exciting and rewarding!
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Carol Sep 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I was so apprehensive, having never taken a lesson and being a real amateur. I was relaxed immediately with Paul. He encouraged me every step of the way. Very productive first lesson and look forward to the next one!!
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Elvis Aug 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Paul is a great teacher and his approach is just what I was looking for!
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Rob B. Jan 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paul immediately put me at ease. Really enjoyed my first lesson.
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Alex M. Jan 16, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paul does an excellent job getting to know the level of his student and teaching them to push their abilities with specific techniques. Highly recommend his teachings
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Gloria L. Sep 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Paul is a great teacher! He is very patient, encouraging and flexible. My 7 year old daughter is becoming more interested in piano than before she started to take classes with Paul.
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Tammy Richard Jun 2, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
The first lesson was great. Paul was patient, knowledgeable, and fun. He met with myself for a lesson and with my Grand Daughter who is 5 years old. She had a good time, and is looking forwarding to our her next lesson.
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Liza H. May 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Paul is patient and encouraging. It's been a fun experience and I'm really glad I signed up with lessons from him!
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Mikey H. Mar 10, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Simply put Paul just knows how to reach his students and help them reach their potential in finding their voice. He made lessons fun and challenging without putting to much pressure on you. Every lesson I took I felt very comfortable and motivated to learn with his approach. If you want to learn to sing Paul is your guy!!!!
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Ashley S. Jan 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paul is a great teacher--friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about music. He teaches in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Since beginning lessons my voice has improved immensely. Paul is also very flexible and is an all-around superb instructor.
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