"Having been a classical clarinetist all my life, in 2006 (during retirement) I began the serious pursuit of what I had always had a strong desire to do, i.e. to learn about jazz and to learn to improvise jazz. I began taking private alto saxophone lessons in jazz improvisation, and during Fall 2007 I joined Paul’s jazz workshop. Paul is an excellent jazz combo coach. He gives constructive comments in a congenial way, and he teaches jazz using both a performance and a theoretical approach. Paul’s goal is truly to make every student of his become the best jazz musician that he/she can become."
Joseph M. Kanyan, D.M.A.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
George Mason University
"Paul's workshop is like no other I have been to in the area. I had been looking for a place to learn jazz for sometime, but I don't really have the time or inclination to 'go back to school.' Paul's workshop is fun, low pressure for someone like me who had played bass for a while and loved jazz, but never really had the opportunity to play with a group and wasn't proficient enough in jazz to join or form one on my own. Through the workshop I have gotten re-acquainted and in many cases acquainted with chord structure, theory, the 'Real Book' and improvisation. I liken Paul's workshop to a much less expensive but equally fun and rewarding version of jazz 'band camps for adults' that have become popular for us 'weekend warrior' types. Paul's teaching style is best described as incredibly insightful, not overloaded with theory, and best of all, encouraging! In his workshop, there truly are no 'stupid questions!' "
Alan Pachter, Bassist
"The Jazz Workshop is definitely the way to go if you want to take your playing to the next level! It gives you the chance to learn and improve your playing of jazz standards, and exposes you to a great variety of players of different styles. This is the type of experience only professional musicians have, provided to us "commoners" by an outstanding musician."
Pablo Gutman, Guitarist