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About Paul Stranahan

Paul Stranahan
Paul Stranahan
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Cleveland, OH
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Music
Performance Experience: Paul has been performing professionally for over 30 years. He started off playing in every band he could in as many styles as possible. He played in bands that did original rock, cover bands (bands that "cover" other band's songs), blues, funk, jazz, big band, fusion, metal, reggae, country, orchestral, punk, gospel, and latin bands. He then took all that experience and started to concentrate on his own original music creative music that is his passion.
Teaching Experience: Paul has over 30 years of teaching private percussion lessons.
Teaching Philosophy: Paul teaches drum set, snare drum, and mallet instruments (marimba, bells, xylophone, etc.) and music reading. He stresses not just the importance of practice, but HOW to practice. The later can be applied to all aspects of learning.

Get to know Paul Stranahan

Paul Stranahan (drums, gong array, marimba, singing bowls) is a percussionist, composer, and drum teacher. He's led his own groups such as the modern jazz Paul Stranahan Trio, the avant/fusion band PSI-Paul Stranahan's Insomnia and currently co-leads with Tim Mirth the experimental group Night Terrors. Abstract Logix, a progressive instrumental magazine, said of Paul, "As a drummer leading an ensemble with self-penned compositions Paul is occupying a mantle that few can approach." A career highlight for Paul was when his Trio and Red Side Visible (an avant/metal group Paul plays drums in and composes for) were two of the four American bands out of hundreds of applicants that were selected to perform in Belfort, France at FIMU (Festival International de Musique Universitaire). He also has a double CD release appropriately called "Gong and Singing Bowl Improvisations" on the Infinite Number of Sounds Label and a newer self-release solo recording “Journey to Planet Gong.” He has done duo recordings with electronic musician Lisa Miralia and another with harpist Stephan Haluska. Paul and Stephan also teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Mike Hovancsek to record “Electromagnetic Afternoon.”

Paul Stranahan teaches at:
5228 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland, OH 44124
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