I have been teaching music since 1980 when I was the first guitar teacher hired at The Wilmington Piano Company, Wilmington, Delaware. I enjoy teaching people of all ages and levels. Teaching children is especially fun for me. Just bring a willingness to learn and the ability to schedule daily practice time.Today I teach all styles of guitar (rock, jazz, funk, blues, metal, acoustic, fingerstyle, classical), bass guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, lap steel, beginning piano, music theory, ear training, jazz studies and improvisation, songwriting, and music recording technology. Having performed with world class musicians, I have the knowledge and experience to make your music quest fun and successful.
I can speak from experience that Paul is a wonderful, patient teacher who is equally adept at working with children and adults. Paul has a deep background and practical experience as an educator, recording artist and performer. He can get deep into the theory if you want to but where he’s helped me the most is in offering practical, hands on tips that improved my playing and mental approach to learning new material. He tailors his methods to you and your goals. As a performer, he’s helped me take new approaches to my live gigs and consider how to engage the audience, fit into and compliment the other band members, etc. He’s the complete package and will be your biggest cheerleader! I appreciate the time he takes to check in and answer my random questions (“Hey Paul, I just heard this cool song, what’s that strange chord so and so is playing at 2:13”). I’ve referred friends to Paul who have been very happy with the results. From rock to country to funk and jazz, Paul can handle it all. I can’t say enough good things about him.
Paul helped me get up to speed and ready for my college jazz guitar audition in a short amount of time. By giving me very focused lessons and an organized weekly practice schedule, I was able to accomplish my goal of getting into the college of my choice and, in addition, being awarded just over $11,000 in scholarship money. With so many guitar teachers in the Philadelphia area, I was very happy to find Paul and be able to work under him.
Paul is a fun, and very knowledgable teacher. He enjoys what he does and enjoys helping and watching you improve. He helped me learn tough songs that I struggled with for a long time before I began taking lessons with him. Now I can play and sing to so many songs I never thought I would be able to learn.
Paul constantly inspired me to learn jazz guitar and to keep practicing even when things got difficult. He helped me get into college for jazz guitar! So if you’re looking for a guitar teacher who can help you achieve your goals, Paul is the man for the job.
Call me at 610 563-4865
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3) My home in Honey Brook, PA
4) Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, PA - private music instruction for students that attend the school