“I want my students to learn, enjoy, and develop a lifelong love of music and an understanding that what musical improvement requires most is time and focus. I hope that they will enjoy the journey of learning music and will look at the learning itself as fun.”
B.S. in Broadcast Journalism/Photography, Boston University; B.A. in Music Education, Old Dominion University; M.M. in Jazz Performance, New England Conservatory. Principal teachers: Danilo Perez, Ran Blake, and Charlie Banacos
Pamela Hines is a prolific and consistent presence in American jazz as a pianist and composer. She has received national and international critical acclaim for her edgy instrumental compositions as well as jazz originals for vocalists. Three of her trio’s CDs have reached the top 20 on national radio charts. Pamela’s compositions and harmonies earned her a guest appearance on the Peabody Award winning show, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, on National Public Radio. She has also been the host/pianist for Live Jazz New England on NPR affiliate 90.5-WICN since 2012. Pamela’s jazz club appearances include the Moakley Courthouse Summer Music Series, Prudential Summer Music Series, Scullers Jazz Club, Les Zygomates, Fanwood Performance Series, Junebug Jazz Festival, Mechanics Hall, Ceres Bistro, Copley Art Society of Boston, Rose Art Museum, Chanler at Cliff Walk, Ryles, NARA Park, Acton Jazz Cafe, and a number of clubs in New York City. She has played or recorded with many of today’s jazz greats including Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Abate, John Lockwood, Dave Clark, Les Harris, Jr., Yoron Israel, Jorge Perez-Albela, Giacomo Gates, Grace Kelly, Darren Barrett, Jacque Swarz-Bart, Marian McPartland, Bob Gullotti, Jim Porcella, and April Hall.