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Paul currently teaches songwriting at Sherborne School for Girls, is the specialist trumpet teacher at Trinity Academy, Bristol, the specialist music teacher at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the principal conductor of Somerset County Youth Band. He is also a very popular and engaging private teacher and continues to adjudicate and conduct in a wide variety of settings. 

Paul has given monthly masterclasses for the Cornwall Music Service Trust at Truro School. He has taught trumpet at Bristol and Exeter Universities and his conducting and musical duties have taken him as far afield as South Africa, USA, Malaysia and Greece.

In 1995 Paul was invited to be the inaugural Head of Brass for The Gloucester Academy of Performing Arts. Paul was delighted to be invited by Paul Archibald to coach on the prestigious English Brass Academy courses.

Paul has worked regularly with the countries leading youth ensembles including, The National Youth Wind Orchestra, The National Children’s Orchestra, The National Youth Wind Ensemble, The IAPS Orchestra, South West of England Symphony Orchestra, The South West Youth Wind Sinfonia and many county orchestras.

Over 35 years Paul has a 100% pupil and student pass rate for all ABRSM Trinity exams, diplomas and all pupils and students achieving one or multiple offers from music conservatoires.

Paul has a full current DBS certification.

".... the biggest thing that you bring to your students is an unquenchable love of music and what they do".

Ian Bousfield - International Trombone Artist

"All over the musical world there are musicians who would not be where they are had it not been for you and who would gladly and honestly name you as the main reason for the sheer joy that they have had from their playing". 

A parent from Wells Cathedral School on Paul's departure after 34 years service

"....your department inspired me as a pupil into the brass playing career I now have.  That's no exaggeration".

Emily White - professional trombone artist 

You built the whole department and made it such a great family environment that was enjoyed for me as a student and also teacher, the results and reputation are known globally'.

Sam Elliott 

Principal Tuba BBC Symphony Orchestra

You have helped me start learning what really matters to me and you have given me my voice. You opened up a whole part of me that was struggling to get out.'

M.S Year 13 pupil Wells Cathedral School 

"The passion and enthusiasm you have for music and teaching is amazing and you were a huge inspiration to me. Thanks to you I have had  incredible experiences".

K.H pupil

"You have been the most amazing role model not only to me but everyone who has the joy to meet you. It has been a true pleasure to spend the last two years learning with you".

A.H pupil.

Paul is an experienced teacher with full current DBS, for all ages; adults, further education students and students aged 18 and under. 

Teaching and preparation advice for all graded exams and diplomas for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity Exam Board.


Teaching and preparation for all music conservatoire auditions in the UK and International for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Coaching and experienced advice for embouchure rebuilds, problems, exercises, technique.

  Lessons are available in person or online

              Paul offers coaching in all of the following: Trumpet (Bb, C, Eb Piccolo), Flugelhorn, Cornet. Songwriting and Consultation lessons. 

                  Please use the enquiry form for further information and availability.


Paul is an experienced and valued mentor for many students. Whether just starting out as a musician or more experienced but looking for a change. Audition and interview advice and coaching. Please enquire if you would be interested in booking a session.

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