I offer private guitar lessons once a week. I conduct semiannual student performances in a professional setting with a full back-up band. I have been teaching all levels of guitar in the Denver area since 1982, both acoustic and electric. I am proficient in jazz, rock, blues and popular music styles. I provide in-home lessons in the Hilltop area and lessons at my studio near Denver University.
Able to read music
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First start playing and having fun then move on to technique, theroy, harmony and improvising.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Present – Paul Anderson continues to teach privately educating people of all ages in a variety of styles of guitar.
1996-2002 Taught private students, wrote music, played with local bands, produced Television and Radio, worked in technical operations and finish services for Hallmark Entertainment Network doing video editing and 3-D graphics’ animation; and continued private lessons from
jazz guitar legend Dale Bruning.
1990-1996 Continued personal studies, working with greats such as Dale Bruning. Continued teaching private students and playing in bands. Free-lanced as a post-production audio/video engineer.
1990 Received special commendation for “meritorious musicianship” in Guitar Player Magazine’s Soundpage Competition
1985 Named “Best New Talent Showcase” Guitar Player Magazine
1985-1998 Created independent record label. Released 2 original jazz fusion albums. – “Electric Tigers” and “Here to Stay” with international distribution. Featured former Dixie Dregs members T. Lavitz and Andy West.
1985-1990 Built recording studio and began recording advertising jingles and produced tapes for local songwriters.
1979-1985 Graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology. Post-graduation began teaching as well as playing with Top-40, Rock
and classic country bands. Composed background music for several film documentaries.
1973-1977 Studied Jazz guitar privately and played with jazz bands.
1972-1977 Played professionally in rock, country and blues bands.
1967-1973 Studied privately with a variety of teachers including Chuck Hughes and Bob Weber.
1965-1967 Began guitar lessons at age 7 with Denver Symphony Orchestra Concert Master, Hi Schulman
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Lessons at my studio near D.U. are 37.50 per 1/2 hour.
$150 Paid one month in advance.
How did you get started teaching?
Got my first student at age 18 and have been teaching since
What types of students have you worked with?
I work with all ages all levels.