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

Fingerpicking The Holidays

Intermediate

$25 ($23 members)

Sun. December 06, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM · Online


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/26/2020

Mondays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursdays 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturdays 11:30 am – 5:00 pm


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/04/2021

Mondays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursdays 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturdays 11:30 am – 5:00 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/26/2020

Fingerpicking Classic Chicago Blues with Paul Kaye

We will learn several standard tunes from the "golden age of Chicago blues". Using a 2  or 3 finger right hand technique, learn the secret to making one guitar sound like two!

$99.00 ($89. members)

11/25/2020 – 12/16/2020 (4 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM · Online

Old Time Blues for Old Time Banjo with Paul Kaye

$99 ($89 members)

11/25/2020 – 12/16/2020 (4 meetings)

Wednesdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/04/2021

Irish Mandolin with Paul Kaye

$206 ($186 members)

01/04/2021 – 02/22/2021 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Blues on the Mandolin with Paul Kaye

$206 ($186 members)

01/04/2021 – 02/22/2021 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online

Fingerpicking Classic Chicago Blues with Paul Kaye

$99 ($89 members)

01/06/2021 – 01/27/2021 (4 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM · Online

Acoustic Blues Guitar 1 with Paul Kaye

$206 ($186 members)

01/07/2021 – 02/25/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM · Online

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2 with Paul Kaye

$206 ($186 members)

01/07/2021 – 02/25/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire with Paul Kaye

$206 ($186 members)

01/09/2021 – 02/27/2021 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online