Paul Roth

Paul R.

Oakland, CA

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Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2014

I've been teaching piano and voice and performing professionally for over 25 years. Above all, I feel music lessons should be fun and not just another subject with more homework. I teach students of all ages; kids to adults. I'm friendly and easy going. Regardless of your level of experience you will be playing or singing familiar songs of your choice within just a few weeks.

I'm also available for private tutoring in the following subjects: English, English as a second language, French, (through High School Level) and Reading.

There's no time like the present to learn how to play or sing and no reason with the right tutoring why you can't learn another language or become more proficient in reading.

Let's go!

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson begins with a warm up and a review in a no-pressure atmosphere. Students are encouraged to move along at a pace that is comfortable yet challenging.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Vocal Sound System and Microphones.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha Pro Digital Keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Creating a unique plan for each student based on their level and ability.
Teaching beginner to advanced level piano and voice.
Helping emerging performers to construct a repertoire and learn material which showcases their talents to their best advantage.
Developing a unique style.

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Pianist / Singer
Jan 2014 - Present
Diablo Country Club

I perform piano / vocals regularly at Diablo Country Club, appearing at special events and occasions.

Pianist / Singer
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
Cypress, Walnut Creek, CA

Performed nightly, solo piano and vocals Monday - Friday and with a bass player on Saturday evenings.

Entertainment Director
Nov 2005 - Dec 2009
DSE / Bing Crosby's Piano Club

As Entertainment Director for DSE, I was responsible for setting up the music program in multiple locations, hiring local musicians and bands to perform at our venues, performing piano and vocals with my band 6 nights / week.

Entertainment Director / Band Leader
Jan 1992 - Jun 1996
Mark Hopkins Hotel

From 1992-1996 I was in charge of entertainment booking and management for the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco. In addition to hiring and placing 15 musicians throughout the hotels many venues, my trio performed nightly at the famed, Top of the Mark, 6 night a week.

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Entertainment Director / Band Leader
Jan 1990 - Jan 1992
Sheraton Palace Hotel, San Francisco CA

My responsibilities at the Palace Hotel included hiring musicians for all of the hotel venues and performing in the world famous, Garden Court, 6 nights a week the Paul R Trio.

Pianist / Singer
Jan 1988 - Dec 1989
Fairmont Hotel's "Cirque Room" San Francisco, CA

Headline performer at the Cirque Room in the Fairmont Hotel. Performed Mondays - Saturdays.

Pianist / Singer
May 1984 - Dec 1988
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City

I performed nightly in the Grand Hyatt's well known nightclub, "Trumpets" owned and operated at the time by Donald Trump. I performed there for 4 years, 6 nights a week.

Pianist / Singer
Mar 1983 - Dec 1983
EMA Telstar Scandinavian Tour

I spent most of 1983 performing all around Sweden and Denmark, appearing at well known hotel nightclubs in Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenberg and Copenhagen.

Pianist / Singer
Oct 1981 - Feb 1983
Ted Hook's, Backstage

Ted Hook's Backstage was arguably the premier piano club in the country from 1976 - 1985. I was the headline, resident pianist / singer performing 5 nights a week from October 1981 - February 1983


BA Speech & Communications
Sep 1974 - Jun 1978
Hofstra University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Title Song from my CD, "A Sentimental Journey"
Here is a sample of my work from one of my CD's
Photo by Paul R.

Photo by Paul R.

Taken at "Cypress" in Walnut Creek, where I've performed nightly for the past 2 years.

Me with Ella Fitzgerald. Ella has been my main vocal influence and mores, she was a friend.
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