Guitar, Music Theory
About Paul Miller
As a graduate of McLennan Community College in Commercial Music, Paul’s education is in guitar performance with an emphasis in jazz. He taught as an adjunct instructor at MCC for 13 years. At MCC, he taught private guitar lessons, music theory, sight-singing and ear training, and ran several different styles of ensembles. Paul instructs in a wide range of musical styles including blues, rock, country, contemporary Christian, and jazz. In addition to teaching, he has been a performing musician for 25 years, has played in several different bands, and most recently has been performing solo acoustic.
Paul’s goal as a guitar instructor is to teach each student in a manner where they then can eventually become independent learners. His objective is to guide each student towards learning how to play guitar in a manner that streamlines and focuses the task. Specifically, his method focuses on four different areas of learning the guitar: scales, chords, reading, song composition/ playing. The initial phases focus on developing dexterity and learning some of the fundamentals of the guitar itself. He then works with each student to begin incorporating all four areas in addition to technical playing and theory knowledge.
Paul believes learning a musical instrument helps with all aspects of life- from developing techniques to help in other fields of study, to broadening cultural experiences that become an integral part of bringing fulfillment and joy through music.