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Paul Worfel



What do you love about music?
The following quote that has been on my wall for over 30 years best expresses my love of music:

“Music is an inspiration. What gives me more joy is to try to leave to others what I have received from God. If God can give me a gift, music, what a joy to leave it to the young musicians.” – Pablo Casals (1876-1973) Cellist & Conductor

Music is to be shared.

Who is your favorite artist?
Pablo Casals, Urbie Green, Andre Previn and many others in both classical and jazz.

What are your top 5 desert island albums?
How to make a boat from coconuts and sea shells! – Self Instructional Album
21 Trombones – Urbie Green and twenty of the World’s Greatest
J.S. Bach Complete Brandenburg Concertos – Conductor Pablo Casals
J.S. Bach Six Cello Suites – Pablo Casals
A Capella I & II – The Singers Unlimited



Paul Worfel understands the importance of passing on the influence that comes from working with top musicians. He started teaching private trombone lessons a million years ago as a junior in high school while studying privately with Russ Brown of Western Michigan University. He completed his Bachelor of Music Education under the instruction of William Rivard at Central Michigan University. While earning his master’s in performance and literature at Eastman School of Music, he studied with Donald Knaub. Throughout his teaching and performing, Paul has had experience in small brass ensembles, bands, orchestras, classical, and jazz. He has performed with such artists as Ben Vereen, Natalie Cole, Danny Thomas, and Tony Bennett. His interests outside of music are reading, church, hiking, backpacking, skiing, paddling sports, woodworking, and spending time with his wife. Paul’s main focus in teaching is tone and musicality so students can develop a strong foundation from which to grow.