Paul worked as a performer with all of the major London orchestras, including 18 years membership of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, in West End musical productions and in studio sessions and live shows with high profile recording artists.

Paul has been a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 1984 and has acted as External Examiner at The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Scottish Conservatoire, The Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity-Laban College of Music. He regularly gives private lessons to leading professional brass players and has led masterclasses in Mexico City, Paris and London.

Paul is also an experienced brass band musical director and adjudicator. He has conducted some of the finest bands in the UK and adjudicated competitions at home and abroad, including the National Championship Section Finals at the Royal Albert Hall.