Welcome to music lessons with Paul!

Lessons

Paul offers weekly private music lessons for children ages eight and up, teens and adults. Whether you are brand new to your instrument, returning to music after a long absence, or a more experienced musician wanting to fine tune your performance, Paul’s encouraging, student-centred approach will help you have fun while accomplishing your goals.

  • Build repertoire
  • Improve technique, speed and tone
  • Learn to improvise and take solos
  • Learn to play by ear and identify chord changes
  • Use basic music theory and how it can improve your playing
  • Learn to accompany yourself

Paul encourages all his students to participate in his annual spring recital.

Fiddle Tune Camp for children age 10-12 July 22-26. The Saskatoon Academy of Music will be the location for the camp. Kids playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin and electric bass are all welcome. For more info click the link- fiddle-camp-2019

Guest Artist’s at the camp include Jean-Yves Marsolais (Québecois) John Arcand (Métis)  and Jille Shotton (Oldtimey).

 

Jams

On the first Mondays of each month ,  Paul hosts a jam through the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Society at

Summer Jams are @ Thorton Park (Off of Willow Steet & Lorne) from 7:00 – 9:pm Bring a Chair!

Winter Jam’s are @ Brain Sport’s Community Room from 8:00-10:pm  Access by side door in alley.

Playing music is fun! Contact Paul to arrange your first lesson.

For Parents

With many years of experience teaching and a natural sense of humour, Paul makes lessons fun!  Children explore their interests, develop skills, and learn music theory at a pace that suits them.

Music lessons have many benefits: they help children develop confidence and focus, and regular practice develops fine and gross motor skills.

Parents are welcome to sit in on the lessons. Contact Paul to find out more about lessons for children and teens (ages eight and up).

 

 

For Performers

  • Improve your ability to use substitution chords, harmonize and improvise melodies
  • Develop your repertoire
  • Learn how to arrange tunes or songs
  • Increase your knowledge of theory, arranging and improvisation

Contact Me

Thanks to timkip.com for the header photo and for the photo of my hand playing.