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Dolly Paul M.A., 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.
Piano Doris Richards and Eva Marie Guthrie; Jazz Piano Matt Michaels, and Rick Roe; Jazz David Baker (bebop/theory), Phil DeGreg (jazz combo), Chris Fitzgerald (voicings), Denis DiBlasio (scat), Jamey Aebersold (jazz), Andy LaVerne (jazz rep), Paris Rutherford (vocal jazz ensemble and arranging) Voice Barbara Honn, Carolyn Grimes-Sherwood, and Frances Brockington; Vocal Coaching Stephen Hess, Marguerite Meyerowitz, Robert Sadin, and John Urbinati; Masterclasses Mignon Dunn (voice), Harry Pickens (jazz), Andy LaVerne (jazz), Steve Crews (jazz combo) Awards: Celia Mae Bryant Endowment Fund Teacher Enrichment Grant (MTNA), University Graduate Scholarship for Arts Administration at the University of Cincinnati, Detroit Alumni Award for Vocal Performance - Mu Phi Epsilon, Harriet Petry Scholarship for Vocal Music Education, and Friends of Wayne Scholarship for Vocal Performance at Wayne State University. Workshops include The Swannanoa Gatherings, The South Sligo School of Irish Music - Tubbercurry Ireland, The University of North Texas Jazz Vocal Workshops, and Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshops.
Dolly Paul has been employed as a musician, accompanist, director, and instructor for over 25 years. She currently teaches online from her home in Charleston SC. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, South Carolina Music Teachers Association, Charleston Music Teachers Association, South Carolina Federation of Music Clubs, Ouida Eich Music Club, Counselor/Instructor for the Lowcountry Studios Junior Music Club, Adjudicator, and former Chair for the American Guild of Piano Teachers Cincinnati - CCM Prep division. Ms Paul has also been a member of the International Association of Jazz Education, Michigan Music Teachers Association, and the Michigan Federation of Music Teachers. She was the founding director of Paul Artists Management, and the Vocal Resource Center of Michigan.
I am a strong believer that everyone needs the experience of making music in their life. That's why I love to share what I have learned with others. Music can be meditative and healing for adults - and we all need more of that. For older adults who are living alone it can help develop positive social connections. Devoted music lessons support the brain in analytical and tactile development. Whether you are beginning on your musical path, or returning to music, I am so happy to be a part of your music experience and education! Dolly Paul, MA Charleston SC
Private music lessons are scheduled once a week on the same day and at the same time every week. 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.
Although every musician eventually will want the best instrument they can afford - it is not necessary to go into debt for your first instrument. Keyboard keys need to be standard size. Within a few months, if you decide to continue piano lessons, you will want to move up to a size 88 keyboard with weighted and touch-sensitive keys in addition to standard sized keys. Guitars, Ukuleles, Lap Dulcimers, and other folk instruments should be well constructed from wood without any cracks on the instrument, or warping on the neck (hold the instrument level with your eyes looking from the head down to the body - make sure it is a straight line.) Gear tuners need to be firmly connected to the head and move with a little resistence. Strings should be close to the fretboard but not create a buzz when plucked. And the pressure required to press a string against the fretboard, to get a clean sound, should be comfortable. String instrument students will also need a tuner that can attach to the head for tuning. A Snark Tuner is the most popular but any brand will work. In addition to piano online, Dolly offers lessons in: voice, ukulele, acoustic guitar, mandolin and Appalachian dulcimer, in Charleston SC.
Thank you for caring through your donations to help less fortunate students. You can scan this Venmo code to reach Dolly's Venmo site.
Dolly received scholarships for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She understands the importance of helping others pursue their love of music.
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