Tempe, AZ

About PAUL L.

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PAUL teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: June 2010
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Hi! My name is Paul. I recently graduated from Arizona State University with my Master of Music in Performance. I am currently in the first year of my Doctor of Music Arts program in performance, also at Arizona State University.

As an educator, I have several years of teaching in a private setting. I also have experience working in public schools for short, one-on-one lessons and larger master classes on trombone. I have worked with beginners that are completely new to the instrument to freshman and sophomore college students. I also have experience as a teaching assistant for music theory (University of Idaho).

I have a wide array of performance experience. I was a tenured member of the Washington-Idaho Symphony on bass trombone for five years. I left to pursue my Masters degree from ASU. Other orchestral experience includes several Summer Pops concerts with the Great Falls Symphony, some featured artists such as Kansas and Charlie Daniels. I have spent several years playing in jazz bands, Jazz I from the University of Idaho and Concert Jazz Band from ASU. In the spring of 2016, I performed with ASU's Concert Jazz Band at Highland Jazz Festival where we featured Wayne Bergeron and Andy Martin. Recent performances include Salt River Brass' " Made in America" program featuring trumpet soloist Rex Richardson and Phoenix Theatre's run of "Bullets Over Broadway."

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Photos and Videos

DMA Recital 1, March 30th, 2017. The program is included in the video description underneath the video.


Private Instructor, Trombone
Jun 2010 - Present
Paul L Studio

Freelance Musician
Jun 2009 - Present
Contracted Musician

Bass Trombone
Aug 2009 - May 2014
Washington-Idaho Symphony

Auxiliary/Substitute Musician, Trombone
Jun 2009 - Aug 2013
Great Falls Symphony

All performances with the Great Falls Symphony were for Summer Pops concerts. I played both tenor and bass trombone chairs.


Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
Arizona State University
Master of Music, Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Music, Music Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2012
University of Idaho

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Studio Scholarship
Aug 2016
Arizona State University
Studio Scholarship
Aug 2014
Arizona State University
Lionel Hampton Scholarship
Aug 2010
University of Idaho
Al Grey Scholarship
Aug 2008
University of Idaho
John Philips Sousa Award
May 2007
Charles M. Russell High School


College Music Society, The
May 2016

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

International Trombone Association
Jan 2010

The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information

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Bruce Jun 28, 2016
· Trombone · In home
I could tell Paul definitely knew all the tiny details about mastering the trombone since the first lesson. He recognized what I needed to improve upon in order to reach my goals in a timely manner, armed me with the tools to do so, and I have no doubt that I will achieve those goals as the lessons progress.

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