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Learning to play GUITAR is a magical journey, and you deserve a great tutor!

"I strongly believe that anyone can achieve great results and learn anything when they’re motivated and enthused. As we know education is often focused on passing exams but too often the joy of learning for the sake of just learning is missing. I can certainly help with passing exams, but in such a way that enthuses my students to want to learn more, developing their talent and curiosity. It’s important to me to create a nurturing environment to enable my student to explore their ideas without fear of failure, building confidence and ultimately excelling. I take pride on being able to discover the way a student thinks and the style of learning that best matches them. Above all though: a good sense of humour and fun goes a long way to ensuring the whole learning experience is positive.” PAOLO


I qualified to teach:

- Classical, Acoustic and Electric guitar lessons up to Grade 8 and DIplomas (Trinity College, ABRSM, RockSchool).
- Piano, Bass guitar and Singing lessons up to Grade 6 (Trinity College and ABRSM).
- Music technology, sound design and audio editing tuitions and workshop on Cubase (v. 7 to 11) and Logic Pro X .
- Music theory, songwriting classes, and private tutoring for GCSE students who need extra help are also available.

Extra information

Request your lesson with me on Apprentus!
All ages from 8yo are welcome!
Online and group lessons are also available.

Location

At teacher's location: Richmond Road, Staines TW18 2AB, UK
At student's location: Around Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Classical, Electric, Funk, Heavy metal, Pop, Rnb, Rock
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Italian

About Me

Paolo is an Italian songwriter, composer, and stage director, based in London.

He has independently composed, produced, and released solo albums, as well as soundtracks for theatre productions and songs for other artists. He began his music career in 1992. He is also an accomplished singer and guitarist who has performed all over Europe and collaborated with numerous international artists.

Paolo has a unique writing style that has developed over the years whilst traveling around the world, through literary studies and ongoing poetic research.
This led him to win the first prize in poetry at the Pirandello Stable Festival in 2012.

He started his career in theatre and cinema in 1998 and alongside an intensive period of training in drama school, he spent seven years acting and improving his skills in stage directing at the Teatro Regio di Torino, working under the prestigious direction of Franco Zeffirelli, Josè Carlos Plaza, Ugo De Ana, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, and John Cox.
Since 2002 he has written and directed a considerable number of plays and short films.


Paolo had various teaching jobs throughout his career like teaching Italian Literature, Humanities, Music, and Drama in primary/secondary schools and academies. He has an MA in Humanities and Arts from the University of Turin, a Diploma in Classical Guitar from Trinity College London, and he's in the process of getting an MA in Archaeology from UCL. Paolo is actually teaching Music in a secondary school in London.


He's the founder of SounVid's video and audio productions company.

Paolo recently published the collection of Italian poems 'Viandanti Nelle terre del sole', and the book for beginner guitar players 'FAB Guitarist' both available on Amazon.

Don't hesitate to contact me via Apprentus and find out more about Paolo's music production.

Education

Master's Degree in Italian Literature • University of Turin, Italy
Classical Guitar Diploma • Trinity College London, UK
Audio and Video Editing Certi ficate Level 4 • Music Lab – ENAIP Piemonte, Italy
Electric and Acoustic guitar Certificate Grade 7 • Lizard Academy, Fiesole (FI), Italy
Music Theory, Classical Guitar Certificate Grade 5 • Valentino Zorino Academy, Torino, Italy

Experience / Qualifications

I qualified to teach:

- Classical, Acoustic and Electric guitar lessons up to Grade 8 and DIplomas (Trinity College, ABRSM, RockSchool).
- Piano, Bass guitar and Singing lessons up to Grade 6 (Trinity College and ABRSM).
- Music technology, sound design and audio editing tuitions and workshop on Cubase (v. 7 to 11) and Logic Pro X .
- Music theory, songwriting classes, and private tutoring for GCSE students who need extra help are also available.

Reviews (1)

I shared a Cubase project with Paolo and he provided very specific feedback and suggestions on my mix that I'm sure will improve the quality of my music production and my confidence in my sound. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
In my lessons I will guide you through the music creation process, from the composition of a song/piece to the arrangement and all the steps it takes to produce it and mix it. Depending on your goals I will tailor your music production lessons aiming to cover all the creative and technical aspects you are interested in learning and exploring, providing you with feedbacks as well as showing you the necessary tools you might need to improve your work and widen your musical competences. Key topics: - Cubase (7-11) and Logic Pro X (or Garage Band if you just want to learn the basics) - Songwriting techniques: writing, developing and finishing songs. - Music Production - Mixing & Mastering (only digital, no analogue) - Sound Design - Music Harmony & Theory
"I strongly believe that anyone can achieve great results and learn anything when they’re motivated and enthused. As we know education is often focused on passing exams but too often the joy of learning for the sake of just learning is missing. I can certainly help with passing exams, but in such a way that enthuses my students to want to learn more, developing their talent and curiosity. It’s important to me to create a nurturing environment to enable my student to explore their ideas without fear of failure, building confidence and ultimately excelling. I take pride in being able to discover the way a student thinks and the style of learning that best matches them. Above all though: a good sense of humor and fun goes a long way to ensuring the whole learning experience is positive..." Paolo Expertise: Classical, Acoustic, and Electric guitar lessons up to Grade 8 and DIplomas (Trinity College, ABRSM, RockSchool). Piano, Bass guitar, and Singing lessons up to Grade 6 (Trinity College and ABRSM syllabus). Music technology, sound design and audio editing tuitions and workshop on Cubase (v. 7 to 11) and Logic Pro X. Music theory, songwriting classes, and private tutoring for GCSE students who need extra help are also available. I teach music lessons in Staines and West London...and all around the world (lessons can be scheduled online)
"I strongly believe that anyone can achieve great results and learn anything when they’re motivated and enthused. As we know education is often focused on passing exams but too often the joy of learning for the sake of just learning is missing. I can certainly help with passing exams, but in such a way that enthuses my students to want to learn more, developing their talent and curiosity. It’s important to me to create a nurturing environment to enable my student to explore their ideas without fear of failure, building confidence and ultimately excelling. I take pride in being able to discover the way a student thinks and the style of learning that best matches them. Above all though: a good sense of humor and fun goes a long way to ensuring the whole learning experience is positive..." Paolo I'm a fully qualified and experienced Italian teacher, who has experience in both one-to-one private tuition and classroom teaching, in Italy and UK. Teaches Italian from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE, and A-Level across all the major Exam Boards. Whether you are a beginner, improver, or advanced student, I'll be happy to introduce you to the delights of Italian culture and literature. We will cover: conversation, grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, speaking, listening, literature, vocabulary, and much much more!

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  • Instructor since March 2020
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