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Paul F.

Pianist, Theorist, Composer & More!

Pianist, Theorist, Composer & More!

$40/hour

  • 58 hours tutoring

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My name is Paul F. and I'm a music teacher, producer, and composer from Seymour Connecticut. I have been teaching and producing music for over 15 years. I went to an arts high school in new haven CT and focused on music there, I also attended a special Yale school of Music summer and winter course. I then graduated with a 3.4 GPA from the University of Bridgeport with a bachelors in music. I am extremely advanced in AP music theory and college level theory/composition/counterpoint. I also...

My name is Paul F. and I'm a music teacher, producer, and composer from Seymour Connecticut. I have been teaching and producing music for over 15 years. I went to an arts high school in new haven CT and focused on music there, I also attended a special Yale school of Music summer and winter course. I then graduated with a 3.4 GPA from the University of Bridgeport with a bachelors in music. I am extremely advanced in AP music theory and college level theory/composition/counterpoint. I also play the piano, guitar, drumset & percussion, bass guitar and more. I believe a strong music theory background in any instrument is the key to learning all types of music!

I always make sure my students fully understand everything that I am teaching them. I will teach one lesson multiple ways so any type of student can learn the information. I try to make lessons fun, rewarding, and educational. I will always try to give homework to track your progress as well as take input from you the student as to what you'd like to learn and play.

I have performed hundreds of concerts, written thousands of songs, produced hundreds of tracks, and am always learning more to be able to teach more. I believe music can be just a hobby, more than a hobby and finally a career and I hope to help you learn what you want and what you need!


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University of Bridgeport
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Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

Have a degree in music, studied composition. Can help roman numerals, figured bass, counterpoint, songwriting, chord progressions, chords, scales, soloing, jazz, improv. I studied composition on piano and guitar, can help arranging,transposing, transcribing, programs like finale.

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Piano

Piano

I have been playing piano since middle school. I know how to write and notate rhythms, write on all types of staffs. Understand chords, scales, modes, inversions, 6th chords, borrowed chords, advanced theory, jazz and more. I received a perfect score on my ap theory exam 2 years in a row in high school. I also have a degree in music performance from the university of bridgeport.

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Piano

Piano

I have been playing piano since middle school. I know how to write and notate rhythms, write on all types of staffs. Understand chords, scales, modes, inversions, 6th chords, borrowed chords, advanced theory, jazz and more. I received a perfect score on my ap theory exam 2 years in a row in high school. I also have a degree in music performance from the university of bridgeport.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

Have a degree in music, studied composition. Can help roman numerals, figured bass, counterpoint, songwriting, chord progressions, chords, scales, soloing, jazz, improv. I studied composition on piano and guitar, can help arranging,transposing, transcribing, programs like finale.
Drums,

Drums

I have been playing drums since middle school. I know how to write and notate rhythms, know different drum beats and aptterns such as paradiddles, flam, rolls, clave, bossa nova, merengue, swing, jazz, rock. I received a perfect score on my ap theory exam 2 years in a row in high school. I also have a degree in music performance from the university of bridgeport. I was in percussion ensemble, I also have been playing drumset in a professional and studio setting for over 10 years. Multiple bands and recordings.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I can help with interval and ear training. I can help with sight singing/solfege. Analyzing music, finding intervals, figured bass, and interval training. Major, minor, diminished, augmented intervals. Can use my piano or guitar or music production software to help with interval and ear training. Also training the ear to hear certain chord types like major 7, vs minor, vs diminished, vs augmented.
General Music,

General Music

I have been playing piano since middle school. I know how to write and notate rhythms, write on all types of staffs. Understand chords, scales, modes, inversions, 6th chords, borrowed chords, advanced theory, jazz and more. I received a perfect score on my ap theory exam 2 years in a row in high school. I also have a degree in music performance from the university of bridgeport. I understand instrumentation, composition, music production, using programs like finale, protools and more.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing guitar since middle school. I know how to write and notate rhythms, write on all types of staffs. I know how to read and write tablature. Understand chords, scales, modes, inversions, 6th chords, borrowed chords, advanced theory, jazz and more. I received a perfect score on my ap theory exam 2 years in a row in high school. I also have a degree in music performance from the university of bridgeport. Was a guitarist in a band for 5+ years
Music Theory,

Music Theory

Passed AP Music Theory Exam 2 years in a row with perfect score Yale School of Music University of Bridgeport - Bachelors of Music Have been composing for over 10 years.
Piano,

Piano

I have been playing piano since middle school. I know how to write and notate rhythms, write on all types of staffs. Understand chords, scales, modes, inversions, 6th chords, borrowed chords, advanced theory, jazz and more. I received a perfect score on my ap theory exam 2 years in a row in high school. I also have a degree in music performance from the university of bridgeport.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

Passed so theory exam 2 times with a perfect score including the sight singing portion. Had to take ear training, and singing classes. Interval training, chord type training. Sight singing intervals and rythms
Songwriting

Songwriting

I have been in many bands, studios, live concerts and more. I have written music for commercials, jingles, film scores, and more. I've been in funk bands, jazz bands, rock bands, folk bands, and more. Can help songwriting on piano or guitar or in sheet music. Can help with counterpoint, composition, chord progressions, borrowed chords, verse-chorus-bridges, vocal lines and melody.

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Piano

Piano

I have been playing piano since middle school. I know how to write and notate rhythms, write on all types of staffs. Understand chords, scales, modes, inversions, 6th chords, borrowed chords, advanced theory, jazz and more. I received a perfect score on my ap theory exam 2 years in a row in high school. I also have a degree in music performance from the university of bridgeport.

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Highly recommended!

Paul does a great job assessing where the student is and pushing them to the next level. Paul is teaching my 11 yr old son how to play bass guitar. He is helping my son translate his prior piano knowledge to a new instrument in a way that is fun and highly effective. Paul is very encouraging and engaging, and the lessons are perfectly paced to maintain my son's interest for a full hour. I can't imagine a better fit for my son and I highly recommend him!

Angela, 47 lessons with Paul

Knowledgable Patient Teacher

Great tutor, highly recomend! Very understanding and patient with a great attitude. Great for new students "Im brand new" and came out with much more understanding

James, 1 lesson with Paul
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Response time: 12 hours