Paul Elwood

Paul E.

Lebanon, NJ
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Excellent customer service! I truly enjoy working with people who are looking to take up this wonderful instrument. Also the remote lessons are unique. My students get a combination of real-time coaching and personal customized video lessons. We start out with a goal -usually a song you want to learn- decide when we'll meet, and figure out how long it's going to take to get it the way you want.

the interaction between myself and my customers, especially beginners. Those lessons are the high point of my week.
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Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:

Hi, there! My name is Paul and I can't wait to meet you! I am passionate about playing guitar, and one of the great joys in my life is sharing my passion with others.

First thing is always to listen to the student and get a sense of their expectations. Once I understand what they want to do, lessons are created based on the student's skill, and expectations.

I studied with guitarist John LaGreca and am attending the Berklee school beginning in September 2018. I look forward to helping you reach your own goals as a guitarist!


Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
RVCC Jazz Ensemble

Played with the RVCC Jazz band for one semester.


Sep 2018 - Present
Berklee school of music
Apr 2012 - May 2018
John LaGreca guitar studio
graphic design and illustration
Sep 1981 - Jun 1984
duCret school of art


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Feb 2015

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Phi Theta Kappa
Dec 2013

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Paul E.

Happy Holidays
A little about tab basics. I created this for a student who didn't understand basic tablature for guitar
I created this for beginning students to get a better understanding of the guitar.
Part a fingerpicking lesson for "blue eyes", recorded at the end of a lesson for a student in California
"This land is your land" lesson on ukulele
a happy student and mom

Back in the day. I'm the guy sporting the cool lid. I thought at the time, it was important for a serious guitar player to wear a hat...

Landslide fingerpicking lesson
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5 Reviews

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Jason Aug 21, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

He’s great! As a beginner i had a goal to master a song when i started and although i don’t play as well as Willie Nelson, Paul helped me achieve my goal:)

Suzi Jun 29, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Paul makes learning fun. He gets you playing wherever you’re at on the experience timeline. He will do everything he can to figure out what’s gonna get you excited! And, he’s an all around friendly, outgoing guy you’ll want as a friend.

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Michael Jun 29, 2018
Guitar · In home

Paul was very patient and enthusiastic. Always brought a great energy to the session and was able to tailor lessons to specific interests & levels.

Travis Jun 24, 2018
Guitar · Online

Paul is a wonderful teacher who’s knowledge base is unparalleled. He always seems to have a trick or a technique to show me when I’m struggling with certain finger positioning. He really seems to enjoy teaching and has certainly helped me grow as a guitar player. Highly recommended!

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Tom Jun 23, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Paul understands how to build his students confidence and to bring out their personal playing style. He also has a very positive attitude which puts you at ease when you are learning new material.

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