Paul McDonald teaches piano, arranging, music notation, composition, and conducting in Santa Monica and surrounding areas. He specializes in teaching jazz, pop and rock styles. He can also guide you if you want to compose your own music. Paul teaches piano performance, sight-reading, theory and improvisation. Born and educated in England he worked in London for over ten years as a session pianist and arranger. Paul’s arrangements and compositions were featured regularly on BBC Radio where he also worked with the BBC Radio Big band and Orchestra for six years. In 1989 Paul left to become Musical Director for some of the World’s premier cruise lines including Star Cruises in Singapore and Holland America Line. Paul moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and has been here ever since working as a composer, arranger and pianist. He has also written and arranged music for Warner Bros, Fox TV and a host of Independent movies. He continues to write music for the cruise ship industry. He also guest conductor and arranger for the Palm Desert Symphony Orchestra. Paul continues to be in demand as arranger for numerous singers and performers around the world.