I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background on music theory, so I am able to explain what I am teaching. I excelled in all my classes in college, music and Gen Eds, with a GPA over 3.75. I also have experience in teaching guitar or bass to students ranging from the ages of six to sixty six. I enjoy taking what I have learned and passing it on to someone else to experience. I believe this is one way you can leave your mark in music. I believe the experience I have playing in bands, and learning songs with my ability of having relative pitch will make my students improve quicker. I am also a very skilled sight reader and can recognize key signatures and musical notation. I’ve also been playing electric bass guitar for 13 years now and have the same skill set as my guitar playing. In fact I am hired to perform more often as a bassist than a guitarist. I went to Columbia College between 2000-2003 and I completed a Bachelor Arts in Music, Concentration: Instrument Performance. I also went to Harper College between 1997-2000 and I completed an Associates in Fine Arts of Music. *** Lesson Details *** I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants. Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there. If you just want to learn music theory or how to write a song, I can teach you all that and more. I will teach you how to read music but if you don't wan't to do that, I will teach you how to read tablature. I'll push you to learn your instrument and to practice but I won't force to practice anything that you are not interested in. After about 3-6 months of lessons with me you will be able to play songs that you wanted to learn and you will also know all the essential fun basics of your instrument. Learning the guitar or bass is fun! And as your teacher I will make you want to practice. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons will be downstairs which has music stands, guitars, cords and books. *** Travel Equipment *** My guitar and music stand. They should have a guitar and an amp if needed. *** Specialties *** Anything from classic rock to blues, jazz, classical, modern rock, punk rock, music theory, improvising and songwriting.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2000
Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Paul has my highest recommendation for a great guitar experience. He is super knowledgeable, attentive, patient, and has a great sense of humor. He can do any style of music and goes out of his way to find a special song that you want to play. He always answers my slightly odd musical questions and really seems to enjoy sharing all his years of musical experience. And his corrections are always gentle and respectful. So glad I found him.
Paul is an amazing guitar teacher. I've been working with Paul for several months, and my guitar playing has grown leaps and bounds over where I was when I was attempting to teach myself. Paul is very patient and also does a great job making the lessons fun. Highly recommended!
Paul was awesome and really customized our lessons to fit my goals while also including new and insight. Really great with feedback and being patient when working through different techniques. He also makes it fun.