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Paul Schmidt

Paul Schmidt (M.M., M.Div.) -

Paul teaches guitar (acoustic and electric), piano, drums, voice, songwriting, theory, history, and all things pertaining to America’s indigenous musics (rock, pop, folk, blues, R&B, C&W, etc.).

In his nearly four decades as an artist, teacher, author, and scholar, Paul was the co-founder of the National Music Center (educational component of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio); received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois) and the Selmer Corporation; released six albums of original songs; written internationally-recognized books on musical instruments (D’Angelico and D’Aquisto guitars, Ludwig drums, among others); performed and guest-lectured at concert halls, colleges, universities, museums, and a variety of other venues throughout the U.S.; and worked with a broad array of students of all ages, skill levels (special needs to gifted), interest levels (beginners to professionals), backgrounds and ethnicities.

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