Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance, Hayward State University (now Cal State East Bay) Teaching Credential, Hayward State University Master's Degree in Conducting, American Band College, Ashland, Oregon

Mr. Paul Rataczak

I am Park Middle School's Music Teacher for Band, Choir and String Orchestra classes. I have been teaching Music for 35 years now and for 28 of those my teaching home has been here at Park! Music at Park has been fabulous, especially since the School District restarted Elementary Music several years ago. Just as with sports, having a feeder program has given Park large Band, Choir and String Orchestra classes. We are the largest Performing Music Department in the School District! Wahoo! I am grateful for the many previous and current students who choose to make music performance part of their lives! Thank you!