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

The Music of Blind Blake: Ragtime & Blues

Intermediate

$25 ($24 members)

Sun. November 11, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

This workshop will explore the toe-tapping guitar style of Blind Blake, one of the greatest and most influential of the ragtime/blues pickers. Participants will learn basic arrangements of Blake’s tunes, including Diddy Wah Diddy, West Coast Blues, Guitar Chimes and others. In addition, the workshop will cover his left and right hand techniques, ragtime chord voicings, double thumb, thumb rolls, and more.


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/29/2018

Mondays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 10:45 am – 2:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/29/2018

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire with Paul Kaye

$202 ($192 members)

11/03/2018 – 12/22/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave