The marimba is a keyboard percussion instrument that is struck with mallets. It is similar to a xylophone except the keys are made of a different kind of wood and are more resonant. It has both a beautiful and unique sound.

Paul performs a wide variety of music on the marimba. His repertoire includes his own original compositions, classical music (such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart), jazz standards, and contemporary four mallet pieces. The later refers to the technique of using two mallets in each hand.

Paul has studied marimba at the Conservatory of Music at Capital University with the former president of P.A.S. (Percussive Arts Society). Bob Breithaupt and also with the percussionist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra Mark Maynor.