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Paul Shumsky

B. M. in Jazz Guitar Performance, New England Conservatory, 1978. Additional studies at Berklee College in Music Synthesis; Eastman School of Music, Jazz Studies ('75-'77). Species counterpoint, composition and piano studies with Dr. Avram David 1981-1990, Craig Najjar, Sonny Kompanek.

Jazz guitar studies with Mick Goodrick, Barry Galbraith, Charlie Banacos, Gene Bertoncini, Chuck Wayne.

Over 700 performances with Boston-based worldbeat band Wildest Dreams, throughout New England to Aruba 1989-2000

Currently have an active, private teaching studio in East Hartford, CT at

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East Hartford, CT

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


Over three decades of personalized instruction. Bachelors of Music in Jazz Guitar, New England Conservatory. Why Study With Paul? * Learn from a professional musician and teacher with over three decades of experience * Patient guidance from a skilled teacher who loves to teach * All levels taught, from brand-new beginner to pro * Lessons incorporate your own repertoire choices and focus on the skills you want to develop * You’ll learn how music works as well as how to play, enabling better self-teaching and memorization. * Work with a teacher who can quickly ascertain what’s missing in your technique and key to your continued development * Learn from a teacher who plays and enjoys many genres and styles Where: All lessons are taught at my home studio in East Hartford, CT. Cost: $45.00. When: Monday - Thursday evenings, 6-9pm

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