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Paul W In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova

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Paul W In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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EMAIL US OR CALL 877-687-4524

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Berklee College of Music (BA music business) 2008-2010 Joliet Junior College (associates in arts) 2005-07

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Paul Wandtke is a high profile artist whom recently played drums for the world famous metal band Trivium. Trivium has released 7 albums on Road Runner Records and they have toured internationally. Visit Trivium.org for more info Paul Wandtke also sings/plays guitar for a national touring tribute to Nirvana called Smells Like Nirvana, check out Smells Like Nirvana via www.smellslikenirvanatribute.com www.facebook.com/smellslikenirvanatribute as well is a songwriter with two original projects of his Bedlem bedlemofficial.com and Dead Original DeadOriginal.com Paul Wandtke is endorsed by Tama drums, Vic Firth drum sticks, Evans Drum Heads, Meinl cymbals, Mesa Amps, Westone in ears, and FGN guitars.

Overview:
I love to teach my students the basic tools of what it takes to be a professional musician, whether or not they are into music as a hobby or as a serious profession. I currently play drums for the hit Broadway musical (non-union version) of Rock of Ages and when I'm not on the road; I'm teaching. I’m an avid columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine and I sing/play guitar for one of Chicago's best Nirvana tributes called Smells Like Nirvana. I studied at Berklee College of Music and I have a huge passion for teaching. I offer the option for students to get their lessons recorded via audio/video so they have a reference to stay on task for their next lesson.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching for 10+ years via traveling to students homes and via my private drum studio. Most of my students often say that lessons with me are VERY FUN and VERY PRODUCTIVE. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a working professional or if it’s because I just love to teach, but lessons are fun for me too. I love to teach my students the basic tools of what it takes to be a professional musician, whether or not they are into music as a hobby or as a serious profession. I currently play drums for the hit Broadway musical (non-union version) of Rock of Ages and when I'm not on the road; I'm teaching. I’m an avid columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine and I sing/play guitar for one of Chicago's best Nirvana tributes called Smells Like Nirvana. I studied at Berklee College of Music and I have a huge passion for teaching. I offer the option for students to get their lessons recorded via audio/video so they have a reference to stay on task for their next lesson.
METHODS USED
I work very closely with every student customizing lesson plans based on their needs. From the very first lesson, we figure out his/her goals and we write them down. Then I create a lesson plan specifically suited to get them to where they want to be. I often recommend specific songs or artists they should listen to as well as certain books and practice exercises that gravitate towards reaching their goal and most importantly; true potential. I love to teach my students the basic tools of what it takes to be a professional musician, whether or not they are into music as a hobby or as a serious profession. I currently play drums for the hit Broadway musical (non-union version) of Rock of Ages and when I'm not on the road; I'm teaching. I’m an avid columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine and I sing/play guitar for one of Chicago's best Nirvana tributes called Smells Like Nirvana. I studied at Berklee College of Music and I have a huge passion for teaching. I offer the option for students to get their lessons recorded via audio/video so they have a reference to stay on task for their next lesson.
LESSON STYLE
Fun, energetic and productive! My students always say that they leave their lessons with a burst of inspiration. I love to teach my students the basic tools of what it takes to be a professional musician, whether or not they are into music as a hobby or as a serious profession. I currently play drums for the hit Broadway musical (non-union version) of Rock of Ages and when I'm not on the road; I'm teaching. I’m an avid columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine and I sing/play guitar for one of Chicago's best Nirvana tributes called Smells Like Nirvana. I studied at Berklee College of Music and I have a huge passion for teaching. I offer the option for students to get their lessons recorded via audio/video so they have a reference to stay on task for their next lesson.
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Michael Greenberg

5

Paul is a great instructor - his focus on music theory, rather than simply repetition or memorization, provides a excellent basis for understanding the reason why chords and notes are played together. Paul is also prompt and kind - highly recommended.

Review posted on Dec 29, 2016

Patricia

5

He is very professional and extremely knowledgable. He works well with my 13 year old beginner. She is excited.

Review posted on Jul 08, 2015

David

5

I have two kids, and both are taking lessons from Paul. He is doing an amazing job with them. They look forward to meeting with him every week! We are very pleased.

Review posted on Jul 01, 2015

Vuyiswa

3

Paul has managed to get my 6 year old son to play jingel bells in 3 week . My son had a guitar instructor for a year before and could not play a tune !

Review posted on Apr 28, 2015

Antonia

4

Paul is very nice and is patient with my daughter as well as flexible to our needs. She really enjoys her lessons.

Review posted on Apr 20, 2015

Mazin

4

very good teacher

Review posted on Mar 14, 2015

Madhavi

4

Paul is really good with kids. He is patient and takes time to make sure everything is clear

Review posted on Feb 24, 2015

Sujayvoleti

4

Paul takes the time to explain the basics..

Review posted on Nov 23, 2014
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