Samek Music

Paul Harris

Following his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London, clarinettist Paul Harris has now established an international reputation as one of the UK’s leading music educationalists. He now has over six hundred publications to his name that comprise both his compositions and a vast array of books and methods relating to different aspects of music education. In 2010 Paul was appointed Lecturer in the Principles of Teaching at the Royal Academy of Music in London and more recently has been appointed visiting professor at the Conservatoire in Denmark. Paul’s innovative teaching techniques have found support all over the world and combine thoroughness, imagination and practicality, the defining qualities of his outstandingly successful work.

His compositions include many extended and serious works including the five ‘Buckingham’ concertos (published by Faber); ‘The Meal’ – a vegetarian opera for children; a ballet (Arrows of Desire) and much varied chamber music. A large number of his educational works appear regularly on exam syllabuses. His many works for clarinet range from one of the world’s most popular clarinet methods, Clarinet Basics, numerous collections of ‘graded’ repertoire and studies to his more advanced works which include Swiftly, Adagio, and Sonata da Camera. These and many of his other works have been recorded by Victoria on the album Paul Harris – A Musical Celebration