In 1944, Paolo Fazioli, the youngest of six sons, was born. His father ran a successful furniture factory in Rome. Paolo demonstrated a high level of musical talent, as well as a strong interest in pianos. Later, while continuing his piano studies, he attended the University of Rome as an engineering student, a requirement for managing the family business. During his studies, Paolo visited laboratories working on pianos and restoration, while studying the available literature on the subject.
In 1969, Paolo earned his university diploma as an engineer at the University of Rome.
In 1971, Paolo earned his degree as a Pianist at the Conservatory C. Rossini in Pesaro under the instruction of Maestro and head professor Sergio Cafaro; later of the Conservatory Santa Cecillia in Rome. He also received a Master Degree in Music Composition at the Rome Music Academy where he was guided by the composer Boris Porena.