Paul Jared Newman

Paul Jared N.

New York, NY
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Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
As a working classical guitarist, published method book author and teacher for over 25 years, I can bring you from the beginning and help you get as far as you want to go. There is great music to be played at every level, and with a little practice and enthusiasm you can do it.
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Paul Jared teaches



Paul Jared delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+

Teaching since:

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 Guitar Performance at Stony Brook, and have continued to publish, perform and teach the music which inspires me.

Classical and Flamenco music are my primary involvement, as a teacher, performer and composer.

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Teaching Artist
May 2016 - Present
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Co-teach Arts in Education Residencies in the New York City school system.

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


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Advanced Level Certificate in Guitar
Mar 2004
Taller Flamenco, Sevilla, Spain

Photos & Videos

Paul Jared Newman; full concert performance with SEGUE
with Exploraciones at Thalia Symphony Space, New York City
on Sesame Street with Ballet Hispanico

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Elsie Feb 28, 2016
Music Theory · In studio

I learned so much from this guy! Very articulate and funny.

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