Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.
– Shinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method


At Lorna Music Academy we strive to give our students a strong working knowledge of their instrument and the joyful desire to develop their music skills over a lifetime of experiences.

Whether your instrument is guitar, bass, drums, piano or banjo, our greatest concern is your personal music development.  As we get acquainted in these few web pages, remember that the music is in you, we just want to help you get it out where it can be heard.

Owner/Music Teacher of Lorna Music Academy

Instruments: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Theory, Ear Training, Improvisation
Musical Styles: Jazz, Rock/Pop, Blues, Acoustic/Folk, Country, Christian, Classical
Skill Levels: All levels

Teaching Experience: 32 Years

Teaching Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 11:00AM to 9:00PM

Saturday: 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Sunday: Closed

Musical Influences: Chet Atkins, Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass, Jackie King, George Benson, Larry Carlton, Eddie Van Halen, just to name a few.

Performing Experience: Paul has a jazz guitar & up right bass duo. Paul says, “We play real tunes out of the real book.”

Paul also plays guitar for the Joe Giattina Big Band Orchestra.

Paul has worked with various players in the industry, such as Herb Ellis, Curt Warren, Jackie King and the Super Jazz orchestra.

Education & Training: Paul graduated (1983) from the Southwestern Guitar Conservatory of San Antonio, Texas. Paul has taught for Samford University and the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) here in the Birmingham area.

Personal Statement: “People need music in their life. Whether you play an instrument or not, music is medicine for the soul. I teach and play guitar, and if I can make the learning experience a little easier for someone it’s all worth it. Teaching is an art! My goal is to perfect that art more every day. God Bless! “