John Paul is bilingual in English and Spanish. He has over thirty years of experience teaching piano, electric/acoustic guitar, bass and drums, among other instruments (clarinet, saxophone, violin), to students of all ages. In the past he recorded in studio for other bands and performed professionally for about 10 years. During the same time he served as the musical director at The Valley Christian School and The Carden West Elementary School in California. Most recently, he was the principal music teacher for the San Ramon Unified School District. During his years in California he also served as a Hispanic Choir director at several churches in the Bay Area. Before moving to Charlotte, NC John created a music program for low income families in Livermore, for which he wrote and produced several Christmas programs along with various other musicals. John Paul is a confident and concise communicator, able to teach with clarity and humor!