Paul Jan

Paul J.

Easton, PA

About Paul J.

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Paul teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: December 2013
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University with a minor in music and an emphasis on music theory. I have studied classical piano extensively for over 20 years and jazz piano for over 10 years. I studied jazz improvisation with world-famous jazz guitarist, Ted Dunbar, Rutgers University Mason Gross artist in residence and also with pianist, Morris Nanton.

Studied classical piano trained at the prodigious French School of Music in South Plainfield, NJ under the tutelage of Stephen Waters culminating in a performance at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City.

Lesson Details
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I use a variety of methods to teach mostly tailored to the students needs and current age and skill level. I also have developed my own piano course materials to teach beginning students who wish to study classical as well as jazz / pop piano styles.

Studio Equipment
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Yamaha Piano, digital, acoustic for duet performance.
Samick grand piano.

Travel Equipment
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Able to travel to student location if so desired.

Specialties
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Classical piano pieces, piano performance, vocal music accompaniment, instrumental accompaniment, music theory, jazz harmony and improvisation, song writing, lyric writing.

Other Skills
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Vocal performance, theater / stage acting, instrumental accompanist, MIDI music, computer music technology, piano pedagogy, piano technique methods, various piano music styles.

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Jun 2001 - Present
Janotech, LLC

Provide piano instruction (classical, other styles) to students of all ages and grrade levels, piano performance artist, educational music software.

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1988 - May 1993
Rutgers University

Languages Spoken

Italian, French for musical purposes
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Emergency Teacher Certification (pending)
Jan 2017
State of Pennsylvania

Authorized to teach in state of PA school systems including charter schools for the performing arts.

Certificate of Eligibility
Oct 2013
New Jersey Department of Education (NJEA)

Awards

Winner NJ State M.E.C. Piano Competitions
Jan 1981
Music Education Council, NJ
Semi-finalist
May 1980
New Jersey Talent Expo

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