Instruments -- Piano, Guitar, Voice
Location -- Austin School of Music North
Paul Pollini holds a Bachelor's of Music-Jazz & Contemporary Music from the University of Maine at Augusta. He has studied with some of the finest musicians in the Northeast. As a performer Paul has collaborated with Jazz Trumpet player Don Stratton, whose credits include Charlie Parker, Max Roach and Billy Taylor.
Paul has performed, recorded and toured the Northeast as founder, lead guitarist, vocalist and primary composer of progressive fusion fink group The Perpetiual Motion Machine, the Portland Phoenix's Best Jazz Group in Maine (2002). Since coming to Austin in 2003 Paul has performed and recorded with local groups including Memphis train Review, The Blues Crawlers and Europa (to name a few).
Paul teaches guitar, piano and vocal lessons at the ASM North location. His style of teaching is holistic, emphasizing solid foundations in technique, reading, ear training and improvisation. These skills are taught in a way that is tailored to individual students' objectives and learning styles. Studying with Paul helps to facilitate a student's creative expression, fosters whole brain thinking, and provides students with the tools they need to achieve their music goals.
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