About Me


Paul is a Certified Teacher of the Royal Schools of Music and was awarded the status with the highest classification of Excellent. Paul graduated with a first-class honours degree in Education and passed the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Vocal Teaching with Distinction.

Educated at Chetham’s, he won an entrance scholarship at seventeen to study at the RNCM and subsequently worked as a session singer at the BBC and with several opera companies at home and abroad which included five years at Scottish Opera. Paul has diplomas in piano and pipe organ performance, piano teaching, singing and written diplomas in music theory and composition.

He has completed the Level 1 and 2 courses in the Estill Voice Model and currently has students studying Musical Theatre at Arts Ed, GSA, Italia Conti and Mountview. He has worked with several professional artists in the pop music industry and his pop vocals students have a 100% success rate of passing Grade 8 Popular Music with Distinction.

He currently has piano students at all levels from grade 1 to post grade 8.

Paul is currently studying for an MA in Voice Pedagogy and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2017.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Certified Teacher of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (awarded with the highest classification of Excellent)
  • Diploma of the Associated Board in Vocal Teaching (awarded with Distinction)
  • BA(Hons) in Education (awarded with First Class Honours)
  • Diploma of the Associated Board in Piano Performance
  • Diploma of the Associated Board in Piano Teaching
  • Licentiate of the London College of Music in Vocal Performance
  • Licentiate of Trinity College of Music London in Vocal Performance
  • Licentiate in Music Theory of the London College of Music
  • Licentiate in Music Theory of Trinity College of Music London
  • Also, diplomas in Composition and Pipe Organ Performance

Parc Bevin, Croespenmaen, Crymlyn, Newport NP11 3AN, UK



Instrument(s) Taught

Piano, Singing

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Online


Piano, Singing

Lesson Type

In-Person, Online

Lesson Prices

60 mins


30 mins


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June 27, 2021

Paul has helped me more really quickly to being ready for my Grade 8 singing exam. We get a tremendous amount done in regular lessons which focus on key issues and motivate me to practise. In only a few months of working with Paul I have already received compliments on my solo appearances.

Liz C Newport
June 27, 2021

I’ve been having singing lessons with Mr Cook since I was 11. He is a first class teacher. He tailors lessons to each of his pupils’ needs and makes them fun and engaging. His zest for music is infectious and it is because of him that I achieved a Distinction at 14 in my Grade 8 Classical Singing exam. He is a truly inspirational teacher.

Darcey G Newbridge
June 27, 2021

Mr Cook has been my singing teacher for just over five years now. I am thankful to him for helping me to become into the confident singer I am today and and has helped me through each and every singing grade I have completed (with flying colours thanks to him). I passed my Grade 8 Music Theatre exam with Distinction and am now preparing to take a diploma. Anyone who starts singing lessons with him will truly flourish very quickly.

Evie J Hafordrynys
June 27, 2021

Paul helped me, not only with my singing and technique, but also my confidence. His support 100% got me into Arts Educational, Urdang Academy and Bird. Forever grateful.

Phoebe Jones
June 27, 2021

Paul Cook for a lifetime’s worth of encouragement and passion for all kinds of music.

Dr Timothy Summers
June 27, 2021

I came away from every session with Paul as a better singer, so after receiving an offer to study Musical Theatre at Mountview, I am absolutely indebted to him.

Daniel Falber

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