Paul Gunsberg is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in drums/percussion and piano. He began playing music at age five when he received his first drum kit. Growing up in a musical family in metropolitan Detroit, he was exposed to many different musical styles including rock, jazz, classical, and various types of world music. By age sixteen, he was playing regularly in various bands in the Detroit area.
Upon graduating high school, he received a scholarship to attend The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts majoring in Jazz Studies. At NEC, he was a member of the Honors Ensemble in Contemporary Improvisation and studied with jazz greats like Bob Moses, Cecil McBee, and Jerry Bergonzi. After graduating from college, he continued to play and record professionally and began teaching private music lessons in Detroit and later New York City and Seattle. He recently moved to the Washington DC area and is excited about the musical opportunities that lay ahead.
After more than twenty years as a professional musician and twelve years as a music teacher, he has developed his own unique approach to music education with an emphasis on teaching the fundamentals of technique and theory, as well as developing ear training and reading. Paul welcomes students of all ages and abilities.