Paul has worked across the world as a teacher, examiner and adjudicator. He has taught Oboe, Piano, Theory, Composition and academic classes, in individual lessons and group lectures / masterclasses at summer courses, conservatoires and schools in the UK, mainland Europe, Turkey, USA, Russia and China. Alongside his teaching of degree students to doctoral level, he has extensive experience of working with young students.
UK: Trinity College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Middlesex University, the Isle of Man Woodwind Festival, Channing School, Shrewsbury School, Uppingham School, St. Mary's Music School, Edinburgh; National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, The Park Lane Group, education workshops for young people with Sounds Positive and private tuition
Mainland Europe: The Grieg Academy (Bergen, Norway), Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway), Istanbul University State Conservatory (Turkey)
Russia: St Petersburg Conservatoire
USA: University of California, Los Angeles
India: The Bombay Chamber Orchestra
China: Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Sichuan Conservatory of Music (Chengdu), Xi'An Conservatory of Music, Central School of Music (Beijing), Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shenzhen Arts School
Summer Courses: Language and Music for Life (sixteen courses) in Llandovery College (South Wales), King's College, (Totnes), International Centre De Valbonne (Cote d'Azur, France), Benedetto Marcello Conservatoire (Venice) and Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini (Florence); Dartington International Summer School (four courses), Winchester Summer Music School (three courses)
Royal Academy of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, British Composer Awards, Final of Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition, Chetham's School of Music, Yamaha YMFE Scholarships (panel member at Birmingham Conservatoire and Chair at Trinity College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music), BBC Young Musician preliminary rounds, Redhill & Reigate Festival, Sutton Festival, RAF, British Jury: Eurovision Song Contest (once as panel member, once as Chair).
Trinity College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Chetham's School of Music. Member of ABRSM Examination Board.
September 2017 onwards: External Examiner, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.