A rock, blues, classical guitarist, pianist, bassist, composer and arranger Argentine born Paul Bessolo and his team of professional instructors bring over 25 years of experience and an impressive cadre of talents to his studios, schools and stores.

Paul started playing guitar when he was 7 and piano when he was 10 years old. At the Universidad Nacional de Musica in Buenos Aires he studied music composition, first as an undergraduate and later receiving his Masters. Arriving in the States in 1992 he attended SUNY Purchase receiving his Master’s degree in composition.

Impressive are not only his academic credits but also his private studies with various classical guitarists and well known South American composers. His training, however, is by no means limited to the classical genre. He has studied acoustic guitar, electric guitar and popular composition.

His most recent passion has been Rock. He has played with numerous local bands and opened for the likes of Ace Frehley (Kiss), Poison, Cinderella, Slaughter and White Lion.

He has honed his teaching skills by offering private and semi-private lessons for guitar, piano, bass, theory and composition in his studio, at schools, teen centers, churches and homes across Westchester, New York City and New Jersey.

From beginners to the modestly talented to the expert, Paul makes learning to play musical instruments both fun and challenging for all ages. Lessons are tailored to the individual needs of each student, providing a high quality experience and expedited results.

Interested in Private Lessons?

Rock Island Sound provides quality music instruction in all instruments, and welcomes students of all levels and ages.


Private and semi-private lessons can be 30, 45 or 60 minute in length. All group lessons are 60 minute in length.