With over thirty years of performing and teaching experience, I like to focus on training students to execute the basics consistently. With that in hand a player can customize their learning experience to fit their own desires.
I love sharing my love of music and the ability to make it with folks from all walks of life.
He is a great listener, and very patient. I have progressed much faster with Paul than just watching Youtube videos. I look forward to picking up my guitar.
Mr. Terrien teaches while playing along with his student in harmony or melody, not just echoing the student's part, which provides the student with the very real pleasure of 'jamming' as a real musician through the majority of the sessions. He interweaves high level music theory into lessons where the knowledge logically supports technique growth, making it feel less like a homework task and more like unlocking understanding. In the year my son has played and performed with Mr. Terrien, his interest in playing has deepened from, "this is kind of interesting" to "this is part of who I am and what I do", and that growth of passion is what parents hope for their child as they pursue a new skill.
He made playing the guitar fun and learning how to play easy. The songs I learned were fun too.
Learning Guitar with Paul was a great experience He is very skilled and knowledgeable. If I didn't have the sheet music to a song I wanted to learn he was able to listen to it and figure out the cords needed to play it. Then he would write out the sheet music so I could learn the songs that move my soul. He's a laid back person and approachable but, don't come without practicing. You can tell he loves music and supports his students love for it too.
We assess the student's strengths and weeknesses and formulate a plan for success. Our goal is to have fun making music.
BFA-Music Classical Guitar Performance from UW-Milwaukee
Performance Certificate from Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
30 years experience teaching individual and ensemble music lessons.
35 years of gigging around the World 🌎
$120/month for 1/2 lessons
$200/month for hour lessons
At first just showing friends what I learned at my lessons.
After graduating the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, I was hired as a student teacher for the Rock department.
ages from 4-94
all styles, all personalities. everyone is unique and has a story.
Recently, I was visiting my brother in California. We explored redwood forests, the Pacific coast, and the Angel Island State Park. We even got some guitar playing done. It was great!
Practice daily! Make your instrument part of who you are.
You get out of it what you put in to it.
Have a good time all the time!
Are you willing to practice daily for the next few years?
Did you do your homework or just goof around?
Are you willing to invest in yourself.
Do you want to join the worldwide music collective?