Paul Caracciolo, founder of the Paul Michael Music School, began his teaching career after earning a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from James Madison University. He gained valuable experience teaching for two private schools before starting his own studio, where he crafted his teaching philosophy.


Paul's teaching philosophy is based on three principles: the first being that one size does not fit all - children have unique personalities and learning styles that will match a diversity of approaches; the second, that students are much more engaged and eager to practice when they are interested in the music they are learning; and most importantly, that children learn most effectively when having fun.

Enjoy lessons in the convenience and comfort of your own home!

Paul Michael School of Music teachers travel to you, which means you save on time and gas. With Lacrosse, Soccer and homework, that extra time is a precious commodity. Students are also able to learn on the same instrument they practice on, in a comfortable and familiar environment. Music is a lifelong skill, and studies continue to show that music lessons help boost other areas of development. With in-home lessons, this enriching pursuit is accessible for today’s busy children and parents.