Welcome, I'm glad you are here! I offer piano, voice and music theory lessons to students of all ages, levels and abilities. I teach several music styles including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, blues, reggae and bossa nova. I also teach songwriting, ear training and improvisation.
My teaching approach is to always meet my students where they are, beginners, intermediate or advanced. We explore different music styles and create together a fun and focused study program to learn and master the piano /voice while playing /singing songs and practicing technique exercises that build a strong foundation no matter what music style they choose to focus on.
Paula Maya is a music educator with over twenty years of experience teaching music lessons to children and adults alike. In 2019 she joined Austin School of Rock, where she teaches piano, voice, music theory and songwriting workshops. While living in Seattle she taught private lessons and conducted workshops in Brazilian music at the EMP Museum (Museum of Pop Culture).
I love seeing the progress of each student and their excitement about music! I love each and every one of them, as every student is very unique, with unique needs and goals. And I love teaching piano, voice and music theory.
Accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced.
"Paula is a great piano teacher. She incorporates music theory and singing practice into the lessons, she’s organized and understanding, and she has helped me become familiar with the piano and with music in general in a fun way. I really recommend her!"
"Perhaps because of her background in latin music, Paula insists not only on proper technique but also feelings. It proved useful on so many levels as far as I'm concerned. I highly recommend her."
"Paula is valuable as a piano teacher because she instructs according to her students' goals. She's been playing for decades and is a recording artist herself, which obviously gives her the credentials and a special perspective... but during lessons, none of this gets in way of the student. She teaches you proper technique, but without turning the learning process into a bore fest. She exposes you to theory and the big picture, but without disregarding the student's natural tendencies of just wanting to play some songs. Learning stays fun, but nearly without notice, the student still gets the proper education. From a practical standpoint, Paula is a perfect instructor choice. As a 29-year-old professional, I always had interest in playing the piano, but just couldn't find the time. Paula makes learning the keyboard fit within my schedule and its sometimes hectic pace."
$50. 45 minute lessons.
I started teaching many years ago while studying classical piano at the Brazilian Federal University of Music.
Children, Teenagers, Adults