In 1989, Paul attended a one-day workshop presented by Jo Estill. It was here that he first encountered the pedagogy of Jo Estill, which underpins all of the work he does today.
Paul attended the first Estill Course to be presented in London in 1992, and then again in 1994, along with the Advanced Course.
In the next few years, Paul studied with, interned for, co-presented with and subsequently worked with Jo Estill.
This more systemic approach to the training of the voice for singers and actors was in its infancy in the UK and Paul gave the first introductory courses on the Estill Voice Training™ system at Wigmore Hall in London and subsequently throughout the UK, Europe and Australasia.
He was one of the first people to be recognised by Jo Estill and awarded a Vanguard License to teach her work and is one of only 11 such licensees in the world.
Though no longer associated with EVI, Paul’s work is still informed and underpinned by Jo Estill’s model and the concepts of vocal health, and optimum vocal production are still key to his approach of teaching, coaching and advising teachers in all genres.
As one of the most experienced teachers of the Estill Voice Training system and vocal coach to Opera & Classical singers at International level, Paul is in demand to coach and teach at Opera houses and Conservatoires across the globe.