Teachers at the Old Town School

Paul Kaye

Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin

Paul has been teaching for 35 years and although Blues guitar has become his specialty, Paul enjoys teaching guitar, mandolin and 5 string banjo from beginner to advanced students. Regardless of level or style, Paul emphasizes fundamentals and learning proper technique and reading standard notation if students are interested.
Paul’s teaching philosophy is simple, approach every student individually, meet them where they are and support students with the tools to learn and practice effectively.
Paul can support students in all levels of guitar and mandolin in most styles, however Paul specializes in all styles of blues guitar: acoustic fingerstyle, delta and ragtime blues to electric blues, including traditional Chicago blues as well as the modern blues-rock and soul/r&b styles. He can take on blues mandolin, as well.
On 5 string banjo, Paul can focus on Old-Time/Clawhammer styles.

Started at the Old Town School in September of 2008

Upcoming Workshops

Sun. October 08, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Blind Boy Fuller - East Coast Blues »

In his brief recording career, South Carolina blues great Fulton Allen (AKA: Blind Boy Fuller) created a legacy that has become the foundation of the “Piedmont Blues” style of acoustic blues picking. Join us to learn several of Blind Boy Fuller’s tunes while exploring the techniques of his style!

IntermediateProgram: Guitar

$25 ($24 members)

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Sun. October 08, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Muddy Waters - Delta Blues »

Explore the Muddy Waters-style of acoustic blues guitar including his searing, clear slide/bottleneck sound, right hand fingerpicking technique, as well as open/standard tunings and Delta blues chord voicings.

IntermediateProgram: Guitar

$25 ($24 members)

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Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 09/04/2017

Mondays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 10:45 am – 1:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 09/04/2017

Acoustic Blues Guitar 1 with Paul Kaye
$196 ($186 members)
for 8 weeks
09/09/2017 – 10/28/2017Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/30/2017

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2 with Paul Kaye
$196 ($186 members)
for 8 weeks
11/04/2017 – 12/23/2017Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Acoustic Blues Guitar 3 with Paul Kaye
$196 ($186 members)
for 8 weeks
11/04/2017 – 12/23/2017Saturdays · 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000