Paul McHale

Paul M.

Staten Island, NY
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Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
January 1990

I have been teaching music for about 22 years mostly on the guitar but I also give lessons on the bass, piano, and ukelele. I give lessons to beginners of all ages. If you want to learn and have fun I am ready for your lesson. In addition to teaching I have played in various local original and cover bands as well as musical productions. I enjoy the challenge every student brings.

*** Lesson Details ***
I structure my lessons with a focus on learning to read and play music but I also like to teach a student what interests them as well. I think learning to read music is very important and it aides in the students development of their own musical personality. Early on the student will also learn songs or stlyes that interest them so its not just work but also play.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books and various other things (e.g. picks, music stands, metronomes, etc... at students expense) if asked. Student should provide instrument

*** Specialties ***
beginner on all instruments and rock guitar.

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My student Ayden's last lesson before his family moves this summer.

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My travel guitar for lessons on the left.

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9 Reviews

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Barbara Oct 17, 2017
Piano · In home

Paul is a great instructor! My daughter really enjoys her piano lessons.

Kenneth Jul 6, 2017
Piano · In home

I have been struggling to learn how to play for 35 years and never could find the right instructor for "Me". I have come to the conclusion that I will never play the piano so I have given up on my dream. I felt this was a big let down in my life and I couldn't let myself down by giving up. So I started a search again for an Instructor that will be good for me. My search online took me to takelessons and I was connected with Paul.

I thought, "What do I have to lose, nothing". So I signed up and I have to say after meeting Paul and taking, now 3 lessons, I find that I finally found the instructor for me.

Paul is very attentive to my learning needs and is very accommodating in adopting his teaching style to fit my learning style. I am a slow learner, as well as, a sight learner (in other words, I have to see what one is explaining for me to understand) Paul has taken his time with me to show and explain everything to me.

Paul encourages me to ask questions and he will take the time to answer any question that I have and if I don't understand, Paul will explain it differently to me until I understand. Paul has a vast knowledge in music, Piano and other instruments which is very reassuring to me.

I know I have made the right decision to take my lessons with Paul. I have to say, I will finally be able to achieve a dream of mine that I have had for the past 35 year, and it's all thanks to Paul.

Thank you so much, Paul!!!

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Joseph Jun 10, 2017
Guitar · In home

Paul is a great teacher, my 12 year old really enjoys learning. Very thoughtful and knowledgeable.

Ed Jan 11, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

Highly recommended!
Paul is a true professional. Always polite, punctual and flexible. My son has been making quite a bit of progress in a few short months Paul has been teaching him. To the point that the middle school music teacher will be promoting my son to the advanced level band.

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Melania S. Oct 14, 2016
Piano · In home

Paul is great better then our expectations

charles Sep 20, 2016
Piano · In home

Paul was very good with my granddaughter Melania, he was patient and made her comfortable. She had a great experience .thanks Paul, looking forward to more lessons .

Jackie Jun 29, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Paul was a great teacher, my twelve year old grandson thought he was a cool guy. I found him pleasant, knowledgable and professional. I would recommend him highly.

Ayden H. May 10, 2016
Piano · In home

Very friendly and professional teacher.

Bonnie C. Jan 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Paul is very patient and understanding.

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