Paul Bauer


In addition to teaching at Crescendo, Paul is a percussion instructor for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s after school program Kalamazoo Kids in Tune. He is the drummer for the local funk/soul group The Mainstays who perform at venues and music festivals across Michigan, the surrounding states and beyond.

Paul is the owner of Small Sounds, where he writes, records, and performs music for children and families. He has been the recipient of a Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI) grant through the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, which has allowed him to take Small Sounds performances into underserved schools in the Kalamazoo Public School system.