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Paul Hoffman

Teaching Artist Statement
Music is a wonderful gift to be shared and I enjoy sharing my love for the piano and its repertoire with my students. I stress the importance of building a strong musical foundation of reading, technique and theory, so that one has the necessary tools to confidently play any style of music.

Teaching Bio
Paul has been a member of the piano faculty at South Shore Conservatory since 1989. He has also taught at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Curry College and Charles River School in Dover.

Performance Bio
Paul Hoffman, pianist/composer, received his MM Degree in Piano Performance at New England Conservatory, studying with Patricia Zander, and his BA from the University of Pittsburgh, studying piano with Natalie Phillips and composition with Reza Vali.

Paul has earned numerous performance awards, including Third Prize in the 1992 Bartok/Kabalevsky International Piano Competition. He has performed throughout the Boston area both as soloist and as chamber musician. His compositions In This World and Ostinaughty can be heard on the recording In This World by the Silverwood Trio.  Paul is Music Director at St. John's Church in East Bridgewater.

Paul also holds a Certificate Degree from Clark University in Computer Graphics and Web Design and is the Graphic/Web Designer for South Shore Conservatory.

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Paul having fun playing his keyboards on Youtube


Audio

Performances by Paul Hoffman

Performance recorded at the Conservatory Concert Seires "Flying Fingers" Recital, 2/3/13
Impromptu in E-flat Major, D. 899, (Op. 90, No. 2) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Compositions by Paul Hoffman

In This World (2000), a song cycle inspired by the best-selling novel, Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman. Text used with permission.
Suppose time is a circle
In this world, time has three dimensions
Imagine a world where there is no time. Only images
Imagine a world in which people live just one day
In this world, time is a visible dimension
The Great Clock in the temple of time

Ostinaughty(1996)

All tracks performed by the Silverwood Trio (Cindy Woolley, flute/soprano: Walter Halvorsen, cello; Paul Hoffman, piano. These tracks appear on the CD, In This World, by the Silverwood Trio and is available at cdbaby.com.