Giocoso (cheerful) introduces the joy of choral singing to 20 beginning singers in grades 2-5.

Directed by Paul Hayes and accompanied by Ronel Wishnuff, the focus of beginning choir is to help each chorister develop his or her own natural singing voice within a community of fellow singers. Weekly rehearsals incorporate singing games, movement and beginning solfège as an approach to musicianship and vocal exploration. Age-appropriate repertoire emphasizes unison singing, partner songs and rounds. Giocoso Choir participates in local performances and in combined choir winter and spring concerts.

  • Grade Level


  • Rehearsal Times

    Tuesdays, 4 to 5pm

  • Auditions

    No audition required for Giocoso.

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Paul’s desire is to pass on his love for music to the next generation.  He found a vehicle to teach music to children through the Kodaly methodology under the tutelage of Martha Rosacker, Diane Geller, Pam Wade, and Dr. Katherine Hickey at Palomar College.

Paul interned with the Palomar Youth Chorale as he completed his Kodaly certification.  After a career as a regular education second grade teacher in Vista and then a business coach with Buffini and Company in Carlsbad, he recently returned to complete his second undergraduate major in Music at Concordia College, Moorhead,MN. There he studied conducting with Dr. Rene Clausen and sang with The Concordia Choir.

He also holds a Business Administration degree from California Baptist University and a Masters in Education from Golden Gate Seminary. Paul is a lifetime member of  the Organization of Kodaly Educators (OAKE).