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Paul N.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Learn how your ear will help you to improve your music skills. * learn how to tune your instrument using your ear * how to pick notes, chords, and parts from your favorite songs * sing notes by just hearing them * identify major, minor, diminished, augmented, chords by ear * learn all about intervals and how to hear them (Major 3rd etc) * learn how to identify different scales and how to play them over a chord progression. * learn instruments by ear which expands your hearing. (guitar, trumpet, piano, etc) Ear training is fun and shows you how easy music can be once you hear it for yourself. When you hear an interval and answer, "a minor 3rd"...you will be amazed at what you can do and hear.
About Paul N.

GREAT ONLINE LESSONS GIVEN ***My goal as a teacher*** I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for them. I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Toddlermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his lyrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together. ***Background*** I started playing trumpet in 5th grade and knew that music was for me. I also liked playing with drums and piano also because they seemed exciting. I've competed in WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Assoc.) for many years which taught me a lot about performing for judges, being relaxed, and the importance of preparation. I started playing the guitar and bass guitar when I was 13 and have never stopped practicing and performing since. I also have done a lot of writing, recording, producing, and have a Pro Tools Studio for students to use. ***College and Teaching*** I began teaching music lessons in college and enjoyed it very much. I received my B.A. in Music from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. There I was very much involved with guitar, piano, voice, trumpet, and being in bands and writing music. After receiving my B.A. I also took 3 years of Education classes at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I write, produce, and perform my music along with performing with bands around the Midwest. ***Life in Music*** After receiving my B.A. in Music, I continued teaching and opened up my home studio. After a year and a half I had enough students that I was able to quit my factory job and teach music full time. I've been teaching, performing, and writing music ever since. ***Performing and more*** I have been on stage performing music since I was 11. In school band, marching band, competing in music competitions, and in bands touring the Midwest. I have recorded many CDs with bands and on my own. My most ambitious project was a CD of my original music called, "Girls". I've performed my music and promoted it by being interviewed on Milwaukee radio stations along with internet music sites such as CD Baby. It is very exciting talking on live radio about my music and my passion. It is also even more exciting, and scary, playing my music live on the radio, lol. ***Instruments Taught*** I have been teaching for over 2 decades. Students take lessons for: * guitar (electric / acoustic) * piano * violin * voice * drums * trumpet * saxophone * harmonica * music theory / ear training * studio recording / songwriting I also give kindermusik lessons to 2-5 year old all the way up to senior citizens 70-93. I play parties, concerts, and Nursing Home performances. I am experienced as an online (Skype) instructor, and I have taught online lessons worldwide. I've witnessed great results from my online students (both national and international). I hope I can help you with all of your musical goals and get you going in a positive musical direction. ************************************************************************************************************************************

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Paul is a very nice and understanding guy who only got to give our child an introductory lesson.

Posted Sep 30, 2020
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I'm glad I found Paul on takelessons.com. I was looking for someone to help me take my decent but untrained voice to the next level. Paul is committed to helping me advance toward my goal of being a singer-songwriter. In addition to the exercises we work on to strengthen my voice and gain control, he has given me some strategies to track my progress and improve more quickly. He also encourages me to take risks and go out and sing karaoke. He is caring and authentic and genuinely invested in my growth, and I am becoming a better musician because of it. Thank you, Paul!!

Posted Aug 5, 2020
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Paul makes learning fun and he’s very good at what he does!!!

Posted Jun 18, 2020
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Experience
Music Instructor
Jun 1990 - Present
Abbey Music Lessons
I have taught music instruction for over 2 decades. I have also written and helped write songs for students. And I have produced and mixed songs using Pro Tools recording studio for students. I have also taught music theory and ear training to students.
Education
B.A. in Music
Sep 1991 - May 1994
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
3 years / Education Classes
May 1988 - Sep 1991
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Music
Sep 1984 - Jun 1988
Greenfield High School
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Certifications
B.A. in Music
May 1992
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
*** Classical and Jazz guitar. *** Voice and choir. *** Piano and trumpet in band. *** Music theory *** Music business. *** Music History *** Studio recording and Ear training.

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