Paul Speziale, Professional Instructor Of Fretted Instruments

Paul Speziale, Professional Instructor Of Fretted Instruments

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54 years in business

About this pro

I offer individualized lessons based upon the student's interest and level of proficiency. All styles are accommodated. I am a professional with over 50 years of teaching experience. 

I've been playing for over sixty years. Teaching is a passion not a job. Don't let my age fool you. I perform in several bands where the players are in their 20's and 30's.  After all, I'm still younger than Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.  I teach all styles of music from jazz, rock, folk,country, blues, funk, bluegrass, etc. Music from the 20's to the present. As a multi-instrumentalist, I teach acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and music theory. I also offer lessons in jazz improvisation.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

It depends on the level of the student. I teach all levels from beginner to professionals. Lessons are tailored for each student. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have played for more than 60 years. I have a BA in fine and performing arts. Colpeted all of the Jazz Studies courses in the William Paterson University Jazz studies program. I completed post graduate courses in composition and arranging.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $50 for a half hour lesson. $100 for an hour. I require a month to be paid in advance. Cancellations made within 24 hours are entitled to a make up. I will be flexible about shorther notice if it was a true emergency that necessitated the cancellation. Payment can be made through PayPal or by credit or debit card.

How did you get started teaching?

Some friends asked me to teach them. I was around 16 or 17, but had been playing since I was 8 and doing gigs since I was 14.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all levels of students. Beginner to advanced. Students prepping for their college entrance exam, and even professionals looking to add some new techniques to their arsenal. Many past studebts have gone on to be professional.