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Paul S.

Beverly Hills, California

From the very basic to the most advanced guitar skills from a complete professional guitarist.

All elements of acoustic and electric guitar to the masters level. Blues, jazz and improvisation are my specialty. I teach all styles and from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. I have vast depth and knowledge of blues and application. I am also a masterful slide guitarist and teach that skill also.
About Paul S.

Hi! My name is Paul and I'd love to share the joy of playing the guitar with you! I have been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I know much about playing the guitar and being an artist. I am passionate about music, which is why lessons with me are so fun. I know how to customize a program for the motivated student that will bring out the potential of the student at all levels. I will give the student a complete and practical program for advancement and help he or she discover their own talents at a pace that works for them. I even on occasion will conduct blues jams and other challenges such as recording and how to do a You Tube video production that will give the student a chance to use their developing skills by themselves and with others. Here is feedback from one of the parents of a student of mine: "Alex progressed much further with guitar than he did with piano and he actually got to the point where he enjoyed playing on his own. That was a great accomplishment and very impressive to helped instill some discipline and over the course of your instruction, Alex learned a lot. You were always positive with him, even when that was difficult, and I admired that and still appreciate it. I always looked forward on Sunday mornings to hearing the material the two of you were working on and I know he enjoyed his lesson with you." *** Lesson Details *** As a teacher, one of my biggest goals is to keep my students motivated and get them enthused about their music and committed to daily practice. I will strive to inspire my students, and ensure that all the while, they are having the time of their life! Practice and commitment are key. Students' curricula vary according to the student's goals and strengths and weaknesses. All students will learn how to play in tune and in time, know their fundamentals, work with music theory and learn how to use written materials. (And they will have fun learning!) More advanced students can learn about blues and jazz improvisation, slide guitar and also participate in blues jams with other students, record, and You Tube video production. *** Studio Equipment *** All kinds of guitar and bass guitar equipment and portable hard disc recording equipment for student demo recordings. *** Travel Equipment *** Students need a well functioning guitar, music stand, guitar tuner and metronome. Students will also need a notebook to organize written lessons I will hand out. *** Specialties *** I specialize in blues and jazz mostly, but also have vast knowledge of rock music from it's blues roots to the more modern styles. I also can play in country style, and I play blues slide guitar.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1994

AA Degree in Liberal Arts

Age: 10-70

Speaks English, English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Guitar
Bass Guitar
Classical Guitar
Music Theory
Teaches 5 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
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Teacher's studio

Super gifted as both a guitar player and teacher. It wont be your typical lessons where you sit-down and rough out the boring stuff. He really does cater to making your learning experience interesting. I liked that he was able to notice without me telling him what musical style I enjoyed the most and adapted the curriculum to it. I was a complete beginner when I started, and now 6 months later I can now say i'm good enough to write my own melodies on guitar. Overall great teacher.

Posted Apr 13, 2023
Student's home

Paul's enthusiasm for the bass is infectious and a great motivator. I actually feel like I may be able to learn to play! In just one lesson I learned more than 5 hours of You Tube tutorials could have taught me.

Posted Jul 27, 2016

Great Teacher I played a little guitar throughout my life but was lacking an understanding of how the instrument works. I found myself strumming a few cords here and there but never with focus or improvement. After only three lessons with Paul, I'm now jamming to rock and the blues!Paul was quickly able to access my level of playing and I'm now understanding how the fretboard works and most importantly having lots of fun during lessons and practice. He teaches with passion and doesn't simply open a book but rather instills his lifelong experience and philosophy into lessons. Many can teach the mechanics of guitar but with Paul, you'll also understand the soul.

Posted Apr 2, 2014
Recording Artist
May 2018 - Present
I am partners and manager with a group I worked in from 1988-1994 and we re-released our music catalog for distribution on FNA RECORDS out of Nashville, TN. The band's name is REVLOVER and the record released is called "Too Fast For The Competition."
sole proprietor
Jan 1994 - Present
Paul's Guitar Workshop
I have run my own private teaching practice in Los Angeles since 1994 with many students through the years. I have had celebrity students and many other students from all walks of life. There is not a client that I can not handle. I have vast experience in getting the student to achieving their goals.
AA Degree in Liberal Arts
Sep 1981 - May 1984
Broward Community College
Guitar and Music Theory
May 1979 - Dec 1997
private teachers
Native Proficiency
Native Proficiency
Exclusive Registry
Jan 2010
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