Happy 2024! Start Your Year with Music!
Dolly Paul works with adults, collegiate, and school age children; amateur through professional level. Many of Paul's students have chosen music as a career path working in broadway, opera, Nashville, religious organizations, schools, as recording artists, professional chorus members, accompanists, and even private music studio owners themselves. They have been accepted on scholarships to music schools including: Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Bryn Mawr College, DePaul University, Eastern Michigan University, Interlochen Arts Academy, Loyola University (NOLA), Michigan State University, New York University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati - CCM, University of Michigan, University of Windsor, Arlington Baptist University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University and other music schools.
Dolly Paul has performed throughout the States, Ontario Canada, Ireland, and Austria in the genres of classical, jazz, sacred, and folk music. Paul earned her MA from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music; Certificate in Opera from the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; and BA from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Her awards include; the Music Teachers National Association Foundation Celia Mae Bryant Teacher Enrichment Grant for studies with Jazz Legend Jamey Aebersold, College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati Full Graduate Scholarship, The Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Scholarship, the Friends of Wayne Full Undergraduate Scholarship for Music Performance, the Harriet Petry Scholarship for Music Education.
Paul's Private Instructors and Mentors:
PIANO - Matt Michaels, Rick Roe, Timothy Shorr, Doris Richards, Eva Marie Guthrie
PIANO COACHING - Phil DeGreg, David Baker (Bebop), Paul Keller (Big Band Arranging)
VOICE - Barbara Honn, Robert Sadin, Carolyn Grimes-Sherwood, Frances Brockington
VOICE COACHING - Sylvia 'Tibby' Plyler, John Urbanati, Mignon Dunn, Stephen Hess, Marguerite Meyerowitz, Henry Pleasants, Paris Rutherford (Jazz Arranging for Voice/Jazz Ensemble Conducting)
ARTIST REPRESENTATION/ARTS ADMINISTRATION- Carl Dahlgren (Sol Hurok, CAMI)
CONDUCTING - Joseph Labuta ___________________________________________________________
In addition to her work as a private instructor, Dolly Paul taught music to 1st - 8th grades at the Gibson School for Gifted Children, founded and directed the Women's Choral Group Diversy, and developed a course in Sight-Singing for the Art Center Music School. In the Charleston area Paul served as minister of music for The Church of The Divine Teacher, taught music for the Department of Religious Activities at the Citadel Military College, and taught a course in Healthy Voice Usage for the Learning Center in Mount Pleasant. In 2004 Dolly founded the Liederabend Series in Charleston and Charleston Slow Jam Sessions for Irish Traditional Music. She currently teaches from her home studio in Charleston SC.
Memberships: Music Teachers National Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, South Carolina Music Teachers Association, Charleston Music Teachers Association, Ouida Eich Music Club, Counselor for Lowcountry Junior Music Club, Ms Paul worked as staff assistant to the Preparatory Department at CCM, Box Office Manager for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and Production Assistant to Mildred Miller Posvar at the Pittsburgh Opera Theater. She has been a member of the International Association of Jazz Education Sisters in Jazz - Women In Jazz, National Guild of Piano Teachers, former Guild Chair for the Cincinnati - CCM Prep division. Music Teachers Association, and the Michigan Federation of Music Teachers, Livonia Music Teachers Association, Collegiate Chapter President of Mu Phi Epsilon, and Mu Phi Epsilon International Alumna. Paul founded Paul Artists Management (representing opera voices and classical pianists in New York, Detroit, and Boston), and the Vocal Resource Center of Michigan - a non-profit service for voice professionals and students. Paul has self published music compositions. Papers include: Facilities Management with attention to The Americans With Disabilities Act: Title III, and Legislative Communication and the Arts: A Reason for Lobbying.
I am a strong believer that everyone needs the experience of making music in their life. And, skilled musicians will always be needed in this World. As an individual, the reading and rehearsing of organized sound (music) helps you learn how to focus. Simply strumming chords on a string instrument, or randomly playing keys on a piano, can be a comfort during stressful times. Music study widens your awareness of other cultures, and time periods. Music connects the left and right brain functions better than any other discipline. That's why I love to share what I have learned about music with others. Music can be meditative and healing for adults and children - and we all need more of that. For older adults, who are living alone, it can help develop positive social connections, stimulate the brain, and exercise hand and eye coordination. Devoted music study supports the brain in analytical and tactile development. Whether you are beginning on your musical path, or returning to music, I would be delighted to be a part of your music experience and education! Dolly Paul, MA Charleston SC
Private music lessons are scheduled once to twice a week on the same day and at the same time every week. Non-recurring, individual music coaching sessions are also available when there are openings in the schedule. Dolly will work with you at your own pace to help you reach your personal music goals.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to simply show up for opportunities. Don't deny yourself a chance. And take some time with God. God cares about you.
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Dolly received scholarships for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She understands the importance of helping others pursue their love of music.