Paul Kinkade
Minneapolis, MN
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Paul Kinkade

Paul K.

Minneapolis, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a composer at heart, and a longtime music theory nerd. I have composed pieces for solo piano, rock bands, electronic music productions, piano trios, and even symphony orchestras. My love of music theory began in my teenage years when I wanted to investigate what it was about certain pieces of music that were so unexpectedly beautiful and emotionally compelling. I now have a solid grasp on the harmonic and formal structures that underlie classical, jazz, pop, and rock music, and this is the knowledge I will pass along to you to help you write music that is compelling and meaningful.

We will take a look at the music that has moved you in the past in order to give you a harmonic vocabulary, and we will also look at some music you haven't heard before as a way of stretching your awareness.

We can also discuss the psychological roadblocks people often run into when they compose, and discuss how the creative process works.

I would love having you as a student, so I hope you'll contact me!

About Paul K.

I have played piano my whole life, and I also play guitar and trumpet. I love jazz, classical, contemporary, and rock music and many other diverse styles. I am an improviser, composer, and music theory enthusiast, very in touch with the creative side of music.

I’m easygoing and patient. I put thought into each individual student and will design a curriculum around your particular interests and needs. I can teach in traditional ways, or I can teach through improvisation, call-and-response, imitation, transcription and other organic and intuitive learning methods.

I believe that playing music should be intrinsically rewarding, so I have students play music that they genuinely love. I believe in the value of music listening, having role models, and studying our favorite music. I often play by ear, and believe it is a learnable skill that will help you connect with music more naturally.

I hope you'll contact me and we can learn some music together!

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Kj T.
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Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to many more.

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Edwin B.
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Thank you.

Posted Feb 24, 2020
Edwin B.

Only problem was the technical issues with his computer.

Posted Feb 3, 2020
Edwin

Great help with music theory.

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Edwin B.
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Excellent help.

Posted Jan 20, 2020
Ryan
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Paul is an excellent piano instructor for individual lessons. He has a wealth of knowledge in music theory as well as in practice. He is very friendly and keeps practice fun by integrating music from the area of study into practice. If you are looking for a comprehensive teacher who will really get down to the how and why of the practice material as well as getting into jamming and improvisation, Paul is the right instructor for you.

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Analise Bazzett

Very Patient, Very Kind and Helpful as well as dedicated to helping you with your lessons and sculpting it to what you are need and want.

Posted Dec 3, 2019
Allyson
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Paul is great! He's a super kind, skilled teacher that knows what he's talking about and works hard to make the lesson about your interest and skills. Working with Paul, I feel like not only have I become a better piano player but I've learned a lot about music, practicing, and skills that I will take with me. 100% recommend taking lessons with Paul!

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Louis
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Paul is an attentive, thoughtful instructor who has done a great job structuring a program around my interests and needs as a student. He has helped me understand music and practice better at a fundamental level, and I highly recommend him.

Posted Jul 28, 2019
Roosevelt ..
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Today, Paul saw what I am lacking and was able to come up with a way that will help me improve perpetually and swiftly.

Posted Mar 27, 2019

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Jan 2019 - Present

Music Academy

Music lesson school in Minneapolis, MN.

Education

B.A. in Music
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017

University of Minnesota

B.A. in Music Business
Sep 2012 - Apr 2014

McNally Smith College of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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