After studying saxaphone, piano and banjo, Paul settled on the guitar as his main instrument. The singer, guitarist and songwriter began performing in a local pub within his first year of playing guitar. He soon realized that he wanted to learn more about fingerpicking and playing instrumental guitar, so he studied classical guitar at the advice of a friend and musician. At Boston Conservatory of Music, Paul enjoyed private study of classical music for guitar, such as the Villa Lobos and Segovia etudes. and transcriptions of several other composers. He also taught beginners how to enjoy popular songs for guitar. During a life experience in Quebec City, he recorded a CD of his own songs entitled Midnight Sun-Soleil de Minuit. He was able to experience the appeal of his music while performing there. Paul has just completed November Moon, his 2nd Album of original tunes! There is a variety of influences in Paul's music. Along with the greats like Sinatra and Nat King Cole, he was drawn to the Latin sound of Jose Feliciano and also the Beatles. He recently traveled to Seville, Spain where he studied Flamenco guitar privately. His vision for his music is to keep growing, learning and creating. His new album is influenced by pop, folk and flamenco! There are eight original songs and three instrumentals .... This is available now as a download. ( In the menu, click on the new album -november moon heading )
Paul has performed in many different settings such as coffee houses, house concerts, weddings and private functions! You will find performance samples of selections that Paul plays by clicking on Performance Samples on his home page!