Paul has a B.A. in Guitar Performance from Columbia College Chicago and a Master's of Music in Guitar Performance from Roosevelt University. Paul has performed in Master classes with Lorenzo Micheli, Pepe Romero in Cordoba, Spain at the 2005 "Festival de Cordoba", Grammy Award winner David Russell in Cordoba, Spain at the 2007 and 2008 “Festival de Cordoba". Paul has also attended and participated in Master classes by Costas Cotsiolis, Pavel Steidl and Leo Brouwer. Paul is also an ajudicator for guitar juries at Columbia College of Chicago.