He trained and studied with Jo Estill, and was amongst the first in the world to be licensed as a Vanguard by Jo herself.
Paul is uniquely qualified as a Specialist Vocal Coach, was for 20yrs Clinical Vocal Consultant at University Hospital Birmingham, and is currently an Associate with a number of Harley St ENT practices. Having taught at the Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Welsh Conservatoire, he is now Vocal Health & Technique Consultant to the Jette Parker Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and vocal coach to some of the world’s foremost opera and concert performers.
Paul was a core member of the Samling Foundation Masterclass team from 1997-2012, and participated in many of Samlings Outreach projects with schools in the North East. He has worked with the casts of numerous West End musicals and given live broadcast masterclasses on Spanish TV’s ‘Operación Triunfo’ (Pop Idol).
Paul has led masterclasses with organisations as varied as the Choir of New College Oxford, BABS & LABS, the Barbershop Associations in the UK, as well as presenting courses and workshops throughout Europe, Asia & Australasia & has also been an artist in residence at Queens University Belfast.
Luke Trayman (5 Day Course 2011)
Last Autumn Paul took up a new post as Professor Emeritus at the Operahogskolan in Stockholm and has been invited to lead a 5 year research project on vocal pedagogy & it’s application in teaching. He continues his role as Principal Vocal coach at Goteboergs Operan Sweden since 2006.
Future engagements for 2014 include, guest coach with the Danish Radio Choir, teaching and workshops in Florida, Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore & Hong Kong & Tokyo, and will present a Seminar for The University Hospital St Pau in Barcelona on Vocal remediation for singers.