As a teacher (and also father) Paul finds great joy in sharing his experience and insight with the next generation of creative musicians. For many years, he has taught drummers and percussionists of all ages and levels in academic settings as well as privately. He has also taught workshops and masterclasses at several renowned venues and music conservatories while touring with bands throughout Europe (Royal Academy of Music, London UK; Hull University, Hull UK; Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood, Paris FR).
Playing music has always been a part of Paul's life. Growing up in a family of musicians, he started playing cello at age 6 and he's been playing drums since age 8. After an extensive classical tutelage at the Music Conservatory in Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) and at various music workshops throughout the world, he completed both undergraduate and graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music, learning from the likes of John Riley, David Liebman, Samir Chatterjee & Michael Abene.
Paul has since been able to make a name for himself among the local and international music industry as an accomplished drummer and forward-thinking composer. He has performed at several international festivals (North Sea Jazz Festival) and at some of the world's most prestigious jazz clubs in the US and overseas. Paul has appeared alongside such emerging stars as David Binney, Linda Oh, Ambrose Akinmusire, Will Vinson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lage Lund, Mike Moreno and Tim Collins.
*** Lesson Details ***
Whether my students are young or old, taking lessons as a hobby or wish to pursue a career in music, I tailor my lessons to meet each individual student’s needs and expectations.
I have a lot of fun teaching and I want you or your child to have fun during our lessons.
My students learn music in the most natural and intuitive way possible. I try to build on what the student already likes, listens to and has a passion for. I encourage students to bring their favorite songs and we usually end up working with those. I also like using songs by The Beatles as they provide a perfect (fun and familiar) platform to learn many different aspects of drumming and musical performance.
In addition to being a drummer and percussionist, I have a strong background in music theory and I want to make sure my students not only know how to play their instrument, but also become familiar with reading and writing music.
After a few months in the studio, you or your child can expect to have a better understanding of music and have acquired the basic tools and techniques which will allow you to play your favorite pieces of music.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Drumset, Cymbals, Practice Pads, Audio Equipment for Play-Along, Electric Piano
*** Travel Equipment ***
Practice Pad, Cymbals, Laptop, Recordings, Headphones and necessary cables, sheet music, .... .
*** Specialties ***
All styles of drumming
Larchmont Music Academy, Larchmont, NY 2014
Mark Murphy’s Music, South Orange, NJ 2013
iSchool of Music and Art, Long Island, NY 2013
Bloomingdale School of Music, New York, NY 2012
Introduction to Music Classes at Luxembourg State Foster Homes 2011
Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood, Paris, FR (workshop) 2010
Hull University, Hull, GB (workshop) 2008
Shanghai Jazz School, China (masterclass, workshop) 2008
Royal Academy, London, GB (workshop) 2007
Long Island Conservatory, NY, USA 2006
Private drum lessons since 2001
Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, Cornelia Street Café, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music (New York), Snug Harbor Jazz Club, Jazz National Historical Park, French Quarter Fest (New Orleans), Fiesta Jazz Festival (San Antonio, Texas), Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express, The Vortex (London); Olympia, Duc des Lombards (Paris); The North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam); Ribe Jazz Festival (Denmark), Cotton Club (Tokyo), etc. .... .
Organic Trio "Home Remembered" 2013
Reis/Demuth/W. (Laborie Jazz Records) 2013
Siiri Sisask, “Lingua Mea” (Jazz&Arts Records) 2010
Franz von Chossy Trio, (EtceteraNewRecords) 2009
Riaz Khabirpour Band, (Konnex Records) 2009
The TransAtlantic Collective, “Traveling Song” (Woodville Records) 2008
The Paislies, (Fresh Sound New Talent Records) 2007
Gordon Webster, “Blues Till Dawn”, 2007
Adam Czerepinsky, “Dimensions”, 2006
Mariendall Percussion Ensemble, “It might as well be … “, 2000
Esch/Azette Conservatory Brass Band, “Live at World Music Contest, Kerkrade”, 1997