After graduating from Taylor Alderdice High School, he went on to Duquesne University earning a bachelor degree in Business Administration. During that time, Paul continued his music career, playing various jazz clubs in Pittsburgh.
He was the pianist that opened the posh "Tender Trap" and later shared the piano there with the late Johnny Costa. Paul also played The Pitt Pot, Haddon Hall, The Encore, and the infamous Bachelors Club of New Kensington to name a few.
He has also played the piano as a double for Brad Pitt's hands in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
Through the years, he has continued to develop his style and study various aspects of music and theory.