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Paul C.

BA in Music, music director, producer, mix engineer, and musician

BA in Music, music director, producer, mix engineer, and musician

$50/hour

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Bio

Want to learn how to play any song you hear on the guitar or piano? My name is Paul and I'm a working music director, producer, mix engineer, and lifelong musician. I grew up playing a variety of instruments including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, bass, and drums all by ear. Through my undergraduate education at Columbia University's music program, I learned to refine my well-developed ear training skills and to pair it with a concrete understanding of music theory. I have a...

Want to learn how to play any song you hear on the guitar or piano? My name is Paul and I'm a working music director, producer, mix engineer, and lifelong musician. I grew up playing a variety of instruments including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, bass, and drums all by ear. Through my undergraduate education at Columbia University's music program, I learned to refine my well-developed ear training skills and to pair it with a concrete understanding of music theory. I have a specific passion for helping people bring their musical ideas to life, whether that is through production, mixing, ear training, or music theory.

I have a cumulative 2.5 years of teaching experience ranging from drums, acoustic/electric guitar, bass guitar, and voice/vocal arrangement. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Whether you are looking to learn/improve on an instrument, ear training ability, music theory, production skills, or anything in between, I would be more than happy to help you get to where you want to be.

I learned to play and produce music in a very much organic and non-rigid way. Generally, I take issue with the way that music is generally taught today, where sight-reading and imitation are held in higher regard than creativity and expressiveness. I believe that my non-traditional musical roots and my very traditional undergraduate education in music have given me a balanced perspective when it comes to teaching students how to create their own music.

If you are looking to take the first or next step in improving your abilities as a musician, please do not hesitate to reach out. I'd love to get to know your specific goals and how I can help you reach them.


Education

Columbia University in the City of New York
Music, Psychology

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $70
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of New York, NY 10027
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I've been producing music professionally for the past five years and have had the privilege of working with a variety of clients from indie artists on the east coast, to pop singers on the west coast, to K-Pop artists at YG entertainment in South Korea. Though I do not have a specific niche or genre of production, much of the work that I've been a part of thus far has generally fallen within pop, alt rock, indie, R&B, jazz, and funk. I currently do most of my work out of my beautifully equipped home studio in Manhattan and occasionally at a partner studio in West Hollywood.

English

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

SAT Reading

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

Because much of my musical skill was developed by ear, I very quickly tested into the highest possible level of ear training during my first year at Columbia University. Ear training is the basis on which I receive and understand music, and I believe it is absolutely key in extending one's musical ability further than mere sight-reading and imitation. I am most proficient at immediately identifying very specific chords and chord progressions, which has proved most helpful in the world of contemporary music. Though I do not naturally have absolute pitch, I have a very strong and developed sense of relative pitch that has allowed me to remain competitive to my absolute-pitch-blessed colleagues during my time at Columbia.
General Music,

General Music

I grew up learning music by ear, which proved immensely helpful during my time learning traditional music theory at Columbia University. I believe that a balance of well-developed ear and a good understanding of music theory is necessary to best express, create, and comprehend music. I've had private tutoring experience with specific instruments (drums, bass, acoustic guitar) as well as teaching experience in a classroom setting (voice/vocal arrangement) with middle and high schoolers.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing guitars (acoustic, electric, bass) for the past 15 years and now play semi-regular gigs both solo and as accompaniment for other artists. During my time at Columbia University, I was the bassist in a jazz ensemble and a guitarist for many of my peer's projects. I have also been asked to play guitar on most of the higher-tier projects I have produced, namely those with YG Entertainment in South Korea.
Music Production,

Music Production

I've been producing music professionally for the past five years and have had the privilege of working with a variety of clients from indie artists on the east coast, to pop singers on the west coast, to K-Pop artists at YG entertainment in South Korea. Though I do not have a specific niche or genre of production, much of the work that I've been a part of thus far has generally fallen within pop, alt rock, indie, R&B, jazz, and funk. I currently do most of my work out of my beautifully equipped home studio in Manhattan and occasionally at a partner studio in West Hollywood.
Music Theory

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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$50/hour

Paul C.

$50/hour

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