David Paul is an outstanding teacher, worthy of much praise and recognition. As a performer and musician, he is phenomenal and awe-inspiring; but more than that, his incredible devotion to music makes him a wonderful teacher. David has taught three of my children over the last six years. He was just as fantastic with my younger children as he was with my older, more accomplished, child. He is smart and quite amiable, yet firm. When taking a new student, he always seems to recognize what style of teaching that would best be employed.David takes his work seriously; he is always prompt for each lesson and responds quickly with any emails or phone calls outside of lessons. I highly recommend you consider him as your teacher. He has proven to be astounding and stupendous in the art of music.
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I would highly recommend David Paul as a piano teacher. My children had lost all of their love and passion for piano due to the highly structured and systematic approach their previous teacher employed. Trying new music and composing on their own was frowned upon by their previous teacher, and this unfortunately affected my children’s interest in continuing with their lessons. David was referred to me by a friend whose son was a student of his. David immediately impressed me with his quiet, attentive manner. He embraced my children’s need to be creative in their playing, as well as encouraged them to present pieces they wanted to learn. Even though we were only able to have David as our teacher for one year, the progress my children made was amazing. They began to tinker and compose at the piano again; they would happily sit down and play daily; they were excited for lesson time. I can’t express how grateful we are to have met David and to have benefited from his talent.
David always had a calm and pleasant demeanor when he would arrive, with a smile for the students. When giving critiques, he had a soothing way of correcting without embarrassing or belittling. It seemed like my daughter was empowered after a lesson. She was given the tools she needed to improve and the mental boost to know she could accomplish the task. Some of our favorite moments were when David would preview a song for the student, playing from beginning to end. His talent was obvious and it was such a joy to hear what the piece should sound like before attempting it. David Paul is a tremendously qualified and honorable teacher. Anyone would be fortunate to learn from him, young and old alike. I highly recommend him as a music teacher and as a person.
David Paul is an accomplished musician and teacher. Our 4 boys have had the privilege of working with David for over 9 years and they have all progressed very well at the piano, both musically and technically. David has a well-balanced approach to teaching, developing technique and creativity in each musician. He challenges the student to work hard and strive to play to their potential, while exploring a variety of musical styles and the student’s musical taste. David encourages and instructs the student to express their musical personality by not only reading the notes, but developing musical interpretation. Each of our musicians has a very different approach to the piano, and David has worked well with each personality and musical ability. His patient instruction and musical experience helped our students develop their own musical style and confidence at the piano. He brings out the best in each musician! We highly recommend David Paul!
“I have had the pleasure of working with David Paul for the past three years. I have seen David in action in a variety of capacities. In addition to being my daughter’s violin teacher and director of the music program that my children participate in, David also provides music education in some of the classrooms where I work. Across each of these environments, David is extremely professional and deliberate in his approach. David approaches teaching with a quiet and steady intention. Children, including my own daughter, respond very well to David. David is skilled at building trusting relationships with children; he attends to his teaching responsibilities and balances the “adult talk” that occurs when parents are present by maintaining a focus on the child’s strengths, needs, and goals. A true professional, David will be respectful of your family’s time and goals. I happily recommend David Paul as a family and child music teacher. In fact, I’m quite eager to finish my graduate school program so that I can use David’s methods to “jam” with my own kids!!”
“David has been my guitar teacher several months now. What makes David unique is his 4-step system that teaches you not only to read notes but play by ear. Learning with his system makes it very easy to play a song right away too. I highly recommend David so you learn to play very fast your dream instrument.”
“After having a few very so-so experiences with some local teachers, I finally asked a friend whose daughter went to Denver School of the Arts for the number of their violin teacher. She told me that David was the only reason her daughter survived the orchestra program there. My daughter, who has an excellent ear but at that time little skill, started with David soon after that conversation. Now she also attends DSA. He was and is great at meeting her where she’s at with the perfect amount of kind nurturing combined with firm expectations. He works as well with beginning and just-for-fun players as he does with committed prodigies. We are so happy!”