Music Lesson Studio
Voice Piano Guitar Ukulele
Composition & Improvisation
The Musical Mandala is a warm-hearted community of students who share a love of music, a love of learning, and who are supportive of each other's creative dreams. It's a beautiful thing to be part of. Here some kind words about The Musical Mandala from some creative adult learners and supportive parents of creative kiddos.
"Paul has been an amazing piano and music theory instructor for our son as well as an inspirational coach, especially around improvisation and songwriting. Paul recognized and helped develop our son's intuitive understanding of patterns as well as his natural musicality, and he is playing fluently much more quickly than we expected. We couldn't be more pleased."
"Paul has a magical way of bringing music to his students. Through listening and really hearing harmonic relationships, and through feeling the music as it moves from your body through the instrument, be it voice or guitar, I've come to understand music in a way that I’d never felt before. Paul also loves to build community, bringing many of us together in ensembles to work on singing in harmony, and we have had so much fun!" -Jenny Shuler
"Paul has an inspirational teaching style that has increased my confidence as well as my desire to play and sing more music. He creates an incredibly fun, adventurous, supportive and positive atmosphere to learn and play in. I HIGHLY recommend him." -Laura Todd
"Paul is a brilliant teacher! He creates a welcoming space and makes music theory accessible through metaphor and creative exercises. His harmony series gave me the building blocks I needed to feel comfortable in choir and jam circles." -James Leder
"Paul is an excellent teacher and just a great person in general. He helped me immensely not only in achieving greater technical ability in my voice, but also to be more confident with it. Paul is very knowledgeable about music theory and is able to translate concepts across several instruments in a fashion that is very easy to understand. I highly recommend him." -Spencer Corbin
"Paul is a unique teacher. He meets you where you're at with absolutely no judgement and then quietly pushes you forward. His enthusiasm for the voice is infectious and he's made this 47 year old wish I'd found him many many years ago. If you're somewhat afraid of singing but have always wanted to do it, then Paul is your man. He'll help turn your nerves into beautiful noises!!"
"For over 10 years it has been my dream to be able to sing well enough to perform on stage, but I never felt like I was good enough or that I understood music well enough. All that went out the window when I found Paul in May, 2019. Within 4 months I played my first open mic singing together with a group, and within 6 months I played an open mic singing on my own! For the first time in my whole life, I feel that I have the tools to create music. I couldn't recommend Paul enough!" -Ceylon Keeslar