A note from Paul about his teaching:
I have been teaching piano in the Lexington, MA area for about thirty years.
My approach to teaching beginners is up-to-date, yet conventional, in the best of the American tradition. Parents and beginning students benefit from my use of method books that have a solid, clear curriculum. While learning to play, my beginning students gain a thorough knowledge of the rudiments of music. My students find the lessons to be genuinely enjoyable.
I also have substantial experience teaching at the college level, though I enjoy working with students at all levels of advancement. I also feel comfortable and competent in working with most transfer students who have been taught using other approaches.
For years I have taught at a studio in the Munroe School in Lexington, MA. While I will continue to teach there, I am currently expanding my teaching geographically by driving to students' homes. I have several students in Groton, and I would consider accepting a few more in that area. I live in Watertown, and I would also consider teaching in Watertown, though I will not be teaching at my home.
I earned the degree: Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance, at Boston University. I have studied with Tong-Il Han, Maria Clodes-Jaguaribe, Boris Berman, Raymond Hansen, Fred Broer, Saul Skersey and Marjorie Richie.
I serve as President of the Chromatic Club of Boston, a non-profit club dedicated to providing performance opportunities to highly-talented young musicians in the area. I serve as pianist for the Lexington Symphony. I am active in the American Musicological Society, having presented several research papers. I have published a volume of original compositions for organ.
Throughout the school year, my students have opportunities to perform for each other at informal workshops. In June we have a formal recital.
I am well-known in the Lexington area from my frequent appearances as solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra and collaborative musician. It's helpful for the students to see and hear their teacher performing live. I also try to encourage the students to go to some of the many local music events in the area. With so much music going on, young pianists have many chances to attend a variety of inspiring (and motivating) concerts.
You are welcome to contact me to set up a no-obligation meeting to discuss the piano lessons before you agree to start. With children it is important that at least one parent be present at this meeting.