Paul Nieft                             Inducted 2020* - Class of 1970

Paul graduated from Woodward having played under the direction of Keith Biler in the marching band and enjoyed Mrs. Dorothy Wiseley’s art classes all four years. To this day, he lives a just a short distance from his Alma Mater!

His musical career ranges from playing percussion instruments, writing scores and recording music, authoring books, publishing numerous articles in drumming periodicals, teaching, mentoring, and the list goes on! He has conducted classes that reflect many drumming styles, has developed some teaching products for percussion using a variety of drums, and created his own music publishing company. Paul has played in multiple recordings for major broadcasting systems and companies.

In addition to his passion for music, he is a voracious reader and has a strong background in psychology, having two degrees in that field. Paul is a dad to two grown sons and is “Opa” to his grandson.

*Induction Ceremony postponed until October 2021 due to the pandemic