PAUL HINTZ has over 25 years of experience as a music teacher, having given lessons on guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass, and piano. As a teacher, he’s learned many things from many people in many ways but his formal education was at Carroll College (Waukesha, WI; B.A. in English), Hamline University (M.A. in Liberal Studies), and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (Jazz Performance program, dual major in guitar and piano). A lesson with Paul starts with questions: What’s new? What did you practice? The student plays what was practiced. Paul points out what the student does well (because every student always does something well in every lesson). Making music is an empowering experience. Learning how to make music means learning how to practice. Learning how to practice means learning how to learn—a useful skill that can also be lots of fun. Paul’s teaching style can be characterized as friendly, encouraging, attentive, and engaging.