Mr. Paul E. Abrams is an Adjunct Faculty Instructor of music (guitar) at Belmont and has been a member of the adjunct faculty since 1998. Mr. Abrams teaches guitar to music majors and elective students.
Mr. Abrams received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Fordham University in New York. Throughout his career, he has studied with Sal Salavador and Arnie Berle of Guitar Player Magazine. He has taught guitar at many schools around Tennessee: Nashville Jazz Institute, Nashville Tech, Belmont University, University of Tennessee, and Trevecca Nazarene College.
In 1969, Mr. Abrams joined Soulosophy, a jazz/rock group that had several single releases with Columbia Records. Mr. Abrams music credits: Performance - Bo Thorpe Orchestra, Paul Ross Orchestra, and Lynn Oliver Orchestra; Recording - Epic, Vanguard, RCA, and Mercury Records; Television - Hee Haw, Pop Goes the Country, and Kenny Rogers and Tammy Wynette specials; opening tours for Barbara Mandrell, Eddie Rabbit, the Statler Brothers, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, Dottie West, Don Williams, and Ken Kraggen. Mr. Abrams is currently a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the International Association of Jazz Educators.