Music Background
I have been playing the guitar for over 23 years. I started out by taking group and private lessons around the area and later studied music in college. I studied classical guitar at St. Olaf College, jazz guitar and songwriting at Berklee College of Music, and at the University of Minnesota I studied classical voice and composition.

Throughout the years I played in a few rock bands. Currently, I perform solo, singing and playing in various cafes, bars, and restaurants around town. You can go to My Music Player Page for a taste or visit my artist website, paulbergren.net. I regularly sit in with our church worship band on Sundays as well.

  • Bachelor of Arts - St. Olaf College
  • Jazz guitar and song writing studies - Berklee College of Music
  • Classical voice and composition studies - University of Minnesota
Laura is my fantastic wife. We have a daughter and a son. Both of them are exceptionally beautiful and intelligent. All of us share our home with Arthur, perhaps the best dog the world has ever known, and our cat Pumpkin, a super-friendly, chipmunk-killing machine. Please do not bring your pet chipmunk to your lesson.
I love doing fun stuff with my family. We enjoy going to the lake and playing games. One standard in our house is the card game Rat-a-Tat Cat. I highly recommend it. It received a "Mensa Select" award. I guess that means you should feel smart even when you lose.

I also enjoy reading a variety of books. One of my favorite music related books is The Indie Band Survival Guide, by Randy Cherktow and Jason Feehan. I also enjoy the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child and A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin.

One of my other big passions besides music is skiing and snowboarding. I love traveling to the Rockies and immersing myself in deep powder. I also enjoy playing basketball, running, and cycling. I recently have tried my hand at triathlons too.

Go to my Cool Stuff Page to see what I think is...ahem...cool.

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