Educated at Chetham's, Paul won an entrance scholarship at seventeen to study at the Royal Northern College of Music. He subsequently worked as a freelance musician with many professional ensembles including the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, session work with the BBC and contracts with several opera companies and festivals at home and abroad which included five years at Scottish Opera. He has performed at some of Europe's most prestigious concert venues including Concertgebouw and Teater an der Wien in Vienna.
Paul is a Certified Teacher of the Royal Schools of Music and was awarded the status with the highest classification of Excellent. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Education from UWIC and passed the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Vocal Teaching with Distinction.
He has completed the Level 1 and 2 courses in the Estill Voice Model and recently passed the Estill Figure Proficiency examination. He is permitted to use the Estill Voice Model in his teaching.
Paul is in constant demand as a vocal teacher and his students have consistently enjoyed outstanding results in graded exams, diplomas and at auditions for entry into many of the UK's most prestigious institutions, most recently: Mountview, Arts Ed, GSA, Italia Conti and RWCMD. He has worked with several professional artists in the pop music industry and his pop vocals students have a 100% success rate of passing Grade 8 Popular Music with Distinction. He has a very large private teaching practice and was recently appointed as a vocal tutor and postgraduate ensemble coach at Cardiff University School of Music in Musical Theatre, CCM, jazz and classical.
As a pianist, Paul has accompanied singers, instrumentalists and choirs at hundreds of concerts, public recitals and examinations at venues in the UK and abroad including Prague, Paris, Barcelona, New York and Los Angeles. He is a qualified piano teacher and passed the DipABRSM in Piano Teaching and also in Piano Performance. He has piano students at all levels- click here for more info. He also has diplomas in vocal performance, pipe organ performance, music theory and composition.
Paul is currently studying for an MA in Voice Pedagogy and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2017. He is the author of a series of fifty books called Pete the Bee and ten stories that he wrote for his son during lockdown called Will and His Dog.
In the little free time that he has, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano, keeping fit and trading on the stock markets. He lives with his wife and ten year old son Matthew in South Wales.
Paul is a member of the following professional organisations:
Association of Teachers of Singing
Incorporated Society of Musicians
National Association of Teachers of Singing (USA)
Royal Society of Arts