This site contains private pages for students to use with password access (Student Resources and Explore) and general information for those wishing to study music with Dolly Paul, Charleston SC.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Blackwater Ukulele Festival this past Saturday at Cypress Gardens. Jim Ravoira always goes above and beyond in putting this event together. Jim is the founder of the Charleston Hot Shots. If you are an Ukulelist on Facebook, you may want to follow Charleston Ukulele Society for more information.
This year's festival benefitted the Berkley Animal Shelter, and Magdalene House for Women - an organization that helps get women off the street and prepares them to start a new life with better opportunities.
A number of you at the festival asked about ukulele jams for beginners. I am in the West Ashley area and, if there is enough interest, a Summer Jam every month is a possibility. If you were in my novice class at the event, or are just finding this page, and are interested, drop an email my way. Until then I continue to teach private lessons online and in person.
Adults are now finding more time for their own music education without the extra after work drive-time. Some adults schedule their lesson during their lunch break, or kick back after the kids go to sleep with an online music learning session and a glass of their favorite after work beverage.
The benefits of playing a musical instrument will continue to have a positive impact on lives as long as this planet spins. We play music to praise our God, create community, soothe our own spirits, or inspire others. Music lives in nature; the wind plays the tall grasses like a lyre, the oceans roar like a symphony, and the leaves of the trees rustle in song. Music is all around us.
Technology will continue to make the music learning experience more efficient for everyone. Online lessons are here to stay.
Dolly knew how to prepare me for college auditions. With her help I received a music scholarship to the University of Michigan. I am now a secondary music teacher and I can never thank her enough.
K.J., Ann Arbor MI
Ms Paul's passion to see me succeed at being my personal best went beyond the music studio. She is a true mentor who cares about her students.
LaQuisha R., Detroit MI
As an older student the covid virus concerns me. Online piano lessons allow me the safety of staying in my home while having an excellent piano tutor to help me reach my goals.
R.T., Waxhaw NC
We homeschooled all of our children. Miss Dolly was the ideal piano and music theory teacher for a houseful of children. She was encouraging and clear about what she expected from each child. She would make special worksheets, or create games for our children if they didn't understand a lesson. She is a wonderful teacher of music.
S. & J. Montgomery, Taylor MI
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