My Guitar Studio has been serving the community since the 1980's, offering quality music instruction to children, adults and seniors who want to explore the world of music through the guitar.
My goal has been to give students a solid foundation on the instrument so they can develop the versatility needed to play whatever style of music they wish. Areas of concentration available are rock, pop, blues, jazz, folk and classical guitar. Students can learn how to read music (and/or tab), understand theory, improvise, expand their chord vocabulary, develop their strumming, strengthen their sense of rhythm, improve their technique, and learn songs they want to play.
Lessons are available in person at my Brooklyn, NY studio or online via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Beginner and intermediate students welcome. Lessons can be 30, 45, and 60-minutes.
The best part of teaching someone how to play an instrument is being able to show them the different pathways to achieving their creative goals and hopefully inspire them along the way.
Paul was my guitar teacher when I was younger and was great - very patient and I learned a lot. Wish I still lived in the area as it's been a while - I need to brush back up on my skills. But I highly recommend him for anyone looking to either get into guitar or reach the next level.
Paul is one of the most patient and conscientious music teachers we've ever come across. He has a real gift when it comes to inspiring young musicians.
Paul taught my daughter guitar. He was great at helping her learn songs of her choice while also teaching her the nuts and bolts of playing. She eventually auditioned and got into the guitar program at Edward R. Murrow. I also took lessons from him and he was patient and skillful. I was always amazed at his ability to teach you any song that you presented to him. He has a fantastic ear.
Paul has been teaching my son for two years. He's an incredibly gifted teacher and musician. He's very patient with my son. I love his teaching methods that helped my son learn the basics of music theory. He never watches the time; he's always highly focused on the lesson. Highly recommend.
If someone is just starting I want to know what kind of music they like and why they want to learn the guitar. With students who already play I ask them about their background in music and what it is that they feel they would like to improve on or add to their playing. Knowing these things will help me move forward and come up with an effective lesson plan.
I have a bachelor's degree in guitar and am currently in grad school for music technology. Aside from that, I have been teaching for over thirty years and am on the faculty of three schools. As a lifelong musician and teacher I have always felt that my education is ongoing.