I've recently begun doing a lot more of something that I love--clinics and masterclasses as a player, and lecture/demonstrations about Brazilian music and movement from a global and historical perspective, including the African and European roots thereof.
Here follow a couple of recommendations recently posted to my LinkedIn profile by people who have hired me. If you're interested in discussing possibilities relating to your school or organization, please contact me at email@example.com.
"Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
I was privileged to work with Paul Lieberman on planning and implementing a professional development day for thirty K-12 educators on Brazilian culture, music and dance and its African and European roots. Paul played a vital role in designing the program and inviting other musicians. He masterfully introduced Brazilian history, musical forms and multiple traditions in a well-organized professional manner. What impressed the participants the most was that this person who had just provided a scholarly presentation, also was an incredible musician who interacted with two Brazilian musicians in their native Portuguese and with the teachers to bring alive so many styles of music and to demonstrate unfamiliar instruments. I can honestly recommend Paul regardless of whether you are seeking a musical performance, a lecture or some of both. By the way, Paul also created an online site for the teachers so that they will be able to easily access his Powerpoint and many online resources when they take their new knowledge back to their schools.”
--May 17, 2012, posted by Peter Gilmartin, Program Director at Primary Source.
“To whom it may concern, I have had the great pleasure of being a colleague of Paul Lieberman in a variety of musical settings. Paul is a consummate professional and a superlative musician in every possible regard. As a section player, he plays with the utmost of precision and musicality, and as a jazz soloist, he is creative, dynamic, and stellar on saxophones and flutes. His positive spirit, attitude, sense of responsibility, and work ethic make him a highly-regarded and much sought after musician. I can honestly say that he is one of my favorite musicians to perform with! I have also had occasion to hire Paul as a guest clinician at my summer jazz workshop, which is an affiliate of the Young Artist’s Philharmonic. Paul taught improvisation, conducted master classes with the saxophones/flutes, and performed for the students with the faculty rhythm section. Paul was energetic, enthusiastic, informative, and engaged the students every moment! He was equally well-respected by students and faculty alike, and his virtuosity was truly inspiring to everyone in attendance. Words cannot adequately sing Paul’s praises, but it is indeed my pleasure to write on his behalf. I am most happy to give him my highest possible endorsement! Please feel free to contact me if I may be of any further assistance.
--May 22, posted by John Mastroianni, Director of Bands Hall High School, Adjunct Faculty University of Connecticut
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