Excellent Westminster Guitar, Piano and Violin Lessons


Paul Whitson

535 Uniontown Road
Westminster, MD 21158
W - 410-916-3645
Email - musicmanwhitson@gmail.com


High School: College Prep - South Carroll High School
Award: Governor's Meritorious Scholarship Award (given to top 18 class)
Performing Groups: Advanced Chorus, Men's Ensemble, Madrigal Group, Drama Group
Honors Groups: All Country Chorus, Eistedfod Festival Chorus

Undergraduate: Gettysburg College - Class 1978
Degree: B.S. in Music Education
Applied major: Voice
Years of Vocal Instruction: 4 (plus Junior and Senior Recitals and Opera Scenes Class)
Performing Groups: Gettysburg College Choir, Bullet Marching Band, Concert Band
Fraternity: Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity)
Certification: N-12 Vocal, General, Instrumental

Graduate: Towson University - Class of 2004
Degrees: M.S. Music Education and Certificate in Dalcrozze, Orff, and Kodaly
Applied Major: Voice
Semesters of Vocal Instruction: 3 - plus Graduate Recital in February of 2002

Employment (Music/Drama related only)

1978 - 1982: Revelation 22 Academy - director - General, Vocal, and Instrumental Music Performing Groups-travelling music/drama teams; Men's Quartet; Concert & Jazz Band; Concert Choir; Children's Musical Productions; Chapel Music Ministry Teams.

1982 - 1999: St. Timothy's P.D.S. - General Music/Choral Director Performing Groups - Concert Choir; Children's Musical Productions; Chapel Music Ministry Teams; travelling music/drama teams.

1987 - 2011: Director - Joyful Sound Concert Band and Ensembles. ( mainly home school members)

1995 - 2003: Woodmont Academy - General Music/Choral/ Drama Director/Instrumental lessons Performing Groups - Special Events' Choir; Children's Musical Productions

1983 - 1985: Percussionist/Drummer for Spirit and the Bride Church/Halethorpe

1980 - 1989: Risen Lord Fellowship - pianist/song leader

1989 - 1994: Pianist/Drama consultant/Actor/Stillmeadow Christian Church/Catonsville

1995 - 1997: Resurrection Church of God - Keyboardist/singer in Praise Band

1991 - 1995: Various Dinner Theatre/some musicals in Balt. Metro Area/ Actor/Local Commercials

1998 - Present: Keyboard/singer/soloist/instrumentalist at Grace Lutheran and various Chrysalis/Emmaus events/choir member/actor in Chancel and Cantata dramas/Youth and Adult Retreat song leader

1989 - Present: taught home school students and worked in scoops/General/Vocal/Instrumental Music

2000-2011: Bittersweet Band director (combined w/Joyful Sound Band as its Elementary Feeder Group/Training Band)

2002 - 2011: Director of Columbia Home School Community Band

1994-present: keyboard player for Praise Teams at Still Meadow church, Risen Lord Fellowship, Celebration Church of God, and Grace Lutheran Church and other churches (also composed original songs for use at Grace)

2003 - Present: Suzuki School of Music in Columbia, Maryland - Private Vocal and Instrumental Instructor

Summer 2006 - 2009: Director of Music for VBC Grace Church / Discipleship song leader and writer Songleader for Confirmation and Mens' retreats and theme song composer

Other Music/Drama Teaching Experience

1978 - Present: Private/semi private and small group music lessons on varied instruments including voice, most band instruments, guitar, bass, keyboard and drum set

Other employment

1980 - 1986: Rite Aid corporation

1984 - 1986: Sorrento's Pizza

1984 - 1995: Painting Contractor (self employed)

Personal Performance

1980 - 83 - Sacred in Blue - Christian Jazz Ensemble (lead vocalist/ some guitar) All original

1972 - Present - Solo and varied church choir and wedding work (some paid)

1992 - 1997 - Alliance Players Christian Drama Troupe (Also wrote original music for one play) and varied Acting Workshops/wrote original music piano/vocal overture used for C.S. Lewis play version of "The Magicians Nephew" from the Chronicles of Narnia

1994 - 1997 - Performances at varied Baltimore dinner theatres including:

  • Towsontowne (Evita); Act 2(Arsenic and Old Lace);
  • Boston Street (South Pacific)

1997 - Extra on Homicide-Life on the Street/Baltimore. Also in local commercial for Comcast

1997 - 1998 Broadway Musical Train - Scenes and songs from various Broadway Shows Performed on Dinner Train between New Freedom and York, PA

1998 - present: performances at various churches/civic groups/weddings/Patriotic program/performances / including political events/historical speeches/songs/multimedia/costume

1983 - Present - Piano Tuning and Repair

Non Musical Experience
(i.e. paid work):
Westminster City Councilman/Painting business/Rite Aid Pharmacy/Sorrento's Pizza and Sub shop/ Dishwasher & Potwasher at Christian Retreat centre in Virginia/Golf Caddie

Hobbies/Interests: - Composing/performing/recording music/Performing famous historical speeches/church softball team/outreach ministers/reading and learning American history and especially those of the founders/active in local politics and causes

General Info: 535 Uniontown Road Westminster, MD 21158