Paola studied classical piano from the age of 7 and took the Solfege and Music theory exam at the Conservatoire in Turin, Italy, while completing her secondary school education. She obtained a First Class MA in Classics from the University of Turin and a PhD from the University of Birmingham, where she completed a thesis on the meaning of specific types of music in Ancient Greece. Paola then moved back to Italy where she attended and won national song-writing competitions and was contracted as singer song-writer gigging with a renowned jazz trio. She has written songs in a range of genres including pop, bossa nova, swing and tango. Since moving back to the UK (2013), she has qualified as a teacher and taught Italian and Latin in Adult Organization Services through the Midlands. In recent years she has performed at a variety of Italian cultural Societies where she has presented a repertoire of Italian pop songs.
Paola has a life-long passion for music and particularly enjoys discovering what music means to individuals and communities. Being a choir leader for Rock Choir is for her an amazing opportunity to get back to her musical routes and experience directly how singing truly enriches people’s lives.
The Choirs I Cover Include:
- Kidderminster / Bewdley
- Redditch / Studley
- Stourbridge / Dudley