Paul Jared Newman

Paul Jared N.

New York, NY

About Paul Jared N.

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Paul Jared teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 1988
Last sign in: Within two months


Hi, I am a native New Yorker and a guitar player since age 13. I played in blues/rock bands throughout my teens, getting to play the legendary clubs of my Greenwich Village neighborhood. My discovery of Spanish classical guitar music occurred in college at UC Berkeley, and I graduated with a BA in Music, then spent two years playing in Europe, before returning home and forming the band Not Heaven; we played the club circuit, Danceteria to CBGB.

I also began teaching at the American Institute of Guitar in NYC, and writing guitar instruction books (still in print!). Along the way I did a Master’s in Performance at Stony Brook, and have continued to publish, perform and teach the music which inspires me.

Flamenco remains a primary involvement, as performer and composer as well. Playing for flamenco dance classes at Bard College and Ballet Hispanico brings interaction with kids of all ages, and my students likewise range across all age groups.

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Paul Jared Newman; full concert performance with SEGUE


Spanish Dance Faculty, Guitar Accompanist

Sep 2010 - Present
Ballet Hispanico, New York City

Teaching Artist

Sep 2006 - Jun 2014
New York City Center


Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Bard College, Department of Dance

Teaching Assistant

Sep 2001 - Jun 2003
State University of NY at Stony Brook, Department of Music


Apr 1990 - Sep 1996
American Institute of Guitar, NYC

Export Manager

Jun 1986 - Jul 1989
Carl Fischer Music Publishers, New York


MM Guitar Performance

Sep 2001 - Jun 2003
SUNY Stony Brook

BA Music

Sep 1980 - Aug 1985
UC Berkeley

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Advanced Level Certificate in Guitar

Mar 2004
Taller Flamenco, Sevilla, Spain

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1 Review on Paul Jared N.

Elsie Feb 28, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
I learned so much from this guy! Very articulate and funny.
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