Paul Nazzaro’s love of music began early while taking piano lessons at the age of 8 years old, and he later began teaching private and group piano classes in high school in 1985. He graduated with a B.A. in classical piano from The Catholic University Of America in Washington, DC in 1993. Mr. Nazzaro has been on the staff of the Springfield and Milltown school systems, is a state certified music teacher, a member of the National Music Teachers Association (MTNA), a certified Kindermusik Teacher, and a member of the Westfield Chamber Of Commerce. He currently teaches full time in his studio with about 80 students and a staff of supporting teachers.
Mr. Nazzaro has published numerous piano books for the elementary and intermediate levels, part of the Nazzaro Music Adventures Series. He has mastered and produced many professional CDs in his studio—for his students, his professional clients, and his own compositions. He has trained many music professionals in digital recording, computer music notation, and theory and composition.
While classically trained, Mr. Nazzaro is proficient in and enjoys teaching many genres of music, such as jazz, popular, rock, new age, folk, Broadway, and many others. Mr. Nazzaro also teaches composition, and students from Mr. Nazzaro’s studio have been published in the national magazine Piano Explorer, as well as winning awards in Song Of The Year contests. As an Eagle Scout himself, Mr. Nazzaro assists Scouts to earn the Music Merit Badge, as well as assist many seniors at Westfield High School with their senior projects that involve music and recording. He continues to expand his own musical development by writing and arranging music on computers, and writing his own music book series for children.