Columbia College Chicago

Meet the Faculty

Paul Witkamp


Paul Witkamp is a classically trained guitarist that hails from the middle of Indiana. He first picked up guitar in a middle school group guitar class. From there He learned music from classic bands such as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, and other greats.

In College Paul studied Music Technology and the classical guitar from Professor Paul Reilly. After earning his undergraduate degree he received his masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Ball State University. It was at this time that Paul first began teaching. After moving to Chicago in 2014 Paul began teaching and performing around Chicago.

In addition to teaching for Sherwood Community Music School Paul Also teaches private lessons with Merit School of Music.