The Question and Answer section for Maestro is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Paul's maturing from a teenage boy to a grown man is a central theme in the novel. His maturity comes in many different forms. He matures physically, growing taller than most of his classmates between his first and second year. Paul also...
While at first an outcast at school, Paul eventually becomes friends with the school bullies after using his musical talents to help their band. At school, he meets Rosie Zollo, who he falls in love with and later marries.
Keller spends most of his time drinking schnapps and reading newspapers at the beer garden below the room where he lives at the Swan. Keller employs unorthodox teaching methods and does not praise or show approval of Paul's playing.