Abbey Music

Abbey Music

5.0 (3)
5 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

***Life in Music***

After receiving my B.A. in Music, I continued teaching and opened up my home studio. After a year and a half I had enough students that I was able to quit my factory job and teach music full time. I've been teaching, performing, and writing music ever since.

***Instruments Taught***

I have been teaching for over 2 decades. Students take lessons for:
* guitar & bass (electric / acoustic)
* piano
* voice
* drums
* trumpet
* saxophone
* harmonica
* music theory / ear training
* studio recording / songwriting

***My goal as a teacher***

I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for them.

I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Toddlermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his lyrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together.

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Credentials

Milwaukee, WI 53233
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Anita

    At Abbey Music, I like that my 7 year old is able to try guitar, piano, sing, and learn how to read music in her weekly lessons. After just a couple months of lessons we discovered she really likes guitar. Not only am I impressed when she tells me the names of the strings, or music notes, but I know her teacher is doing a great job because she is able to retain the information she learns from week to week. It's not easy to keep a child's short attention span but Abbey Music makes learning music fun!

  • Todd Schumell

    Ive hired Paul, looking forward to starting soon.

  • Warren Kostuch

    I will talk to Paul soon and think I will start lessons



FAQs


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

***My goal as a teacher***

I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for them.

I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Kindermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his lyrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together.


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

***College and Teaching***

I began teaching music lessons in college and enjoyed it very much. I received my B.A. in Music from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. There I was very much involved with guitar, piano, voice, trumpet, and being in bands and writing music. After receiving my B.A. I also took 3 years of Education classes at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I write, produce, and perform my music along with performing with bands around the Midwest.


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

All lessons are private lessons in the music studio.  Students are able to use the studio instruments and try other instruments for fun if they like. 

$20/half hour

$40/hour


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching while getting my B.A. in music.  I've built a music studio and have been  teaching for over 25 years. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Kindermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his lyrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I think that Summerfest and State Fair is  a great place to see live music. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure they have a lot of experience teaching,  playing, and have a lot of patience for students. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What instrument they would like or maybe try a few to see which one is best. 

What are some short term goals they'd like to learn and long term goals. 


Lessons offered