Paula Messner

Paula Messner

Guitar, Songwriting – Berkley McCourt’s Music – $25 per half hour

Do what you love and love what you do!!

I’ve loved music ever since I picked up my first guitar in the 5th grade–and I’ve been playing, writing and performing ever since.

Sharing what I’ve learned, I’ve been teaching for more than 20 years. I am comfortable with teaching all ages and am proficient with everything from theory and notation to tablature and popular music.

A songwritinger and member of BMI with ten albums to my credit, I’ve been in bands like the Vertical Pillows, Motor Dolls and Candy Band, and have performed on the Warped Tour in Detroit and Lollapalooza in Chicago four times. Locally I have played for many years at the DSO Tiny Tots Concert Series, the Detroit Zoo, Arts Beats and Eats and countless other venues and festivals.

I love writing songs and enjoy all types of music from current pop to classic rock and from blues to country. I have won several Detroit Music Awards including Best Guitarist, Best Live Performance, Best Rock Band and most recently Outstanding Family/Childrens Music.


I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, traveling, swimming at awesome beaches, hiking and walking my dog.

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