Learn to play guitar or take your playing to the next level! Paul Moeller offers affordable, professional guitar lessons at his private studio located in South Elgin, in the Thornwood Subdivision just off Randall Road.
Paul Moeller is a highly qualified professional guitarist/instructor who has years of training and live performance experience. Whether your current goal is to strum your first chords, improvise like Pat Metheny, write a great rock tune, or be the next Segovia, the learning environment that Paul provides will encourage you to stretch your abilities and knowledge and help you achieve more than you ever thought you could.
Careful attention is placed on each guitar student to ensure that they progress in technique and proficiency. Paul understands that every student has different needs and abilities and therefore, the lessons are planned with that knowledge in mind. Paul will help you develop a well-rounded understanding of all aspects music, including reading, rhythm, sound development and guitar repertoire so that you become a competent musician. Wherever your musical interests lie, Paul will help you realize your greatest musical ambitions!
Under his insightful direction, you will also learn the strategies for effective practicing that will transform your guitar playing and develop the skills to understand and play the music you love. Beginning guitarists will develop a solid foundation in technique and concepts. Those taking more advanced guitar lessons learn how to overcome obstacles in development while deepening their understanding of the instrument and of music.
It's never too late to start! Adults especially have the perspective to appreciate the beauty and benefits of learning how to play guitar, and the discepline and pacience to approach it in a structured way. Please read on to learn what you can learn!
Proper playing position
Straightness of left and right wrists
Finger independence exercises
Thumb development exercises
Andres Segovia Studies
Fernando Sor Studies
Tarrega Complete Technical Studies
Villa-Lobos Works for Solo Guitar
Giuliani 24 Etudes
Study of 12 bar blues
Blues licks and phrasing
Fundamental rock guitar techniques
Open position chord voicings
Analysis, learning of favorite rock songs
Analysis of rock chord progressions
Learning scales in all positions
Major, Minor, Diminished, Augmented triads
2-note comping voicings
3-note comping voicings
Analysis of melodies
Practice of ii-V-Is
Study/memorization of all intervals
Study of 7th chords
Major, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor &
Harmonic Major scales
Study of quartal chords
Whole-tone scale and related harmony
Introduction of "modal" playing
Study of John Coltrane's hamonic developments
So... are you the next Jimi Hendrix or Eddie Van Halen? Perhaps the next Andres Segovia or George Benson? Whether you want to study Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal, Funk, etc.. Paul Moeller has you covered.
No matter what your age or what your experience... Paul can teach you to play better guitar! He can cover topics such as music theory, chord/scale fundamentals, improvisation, technique and learning to read music (not just tab!). He can also work with you on the process of song transcription, song writing and recording. You will be encouraged to bring in music by your favorite bands/musicians so you can learn how to play the songs you really love.
Paul Moeller is known as one of the best guitar instructors in the area. Please take the time to read the testimonials from his guitar students as well as from their parents.