Received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Wayne State University under Prof. Boris Maximovich and did further Master's work under his guidance. Mr. Burns has taught at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the Center for Creative Studies Institute of Music and Dance. He has performed widely as soloist and chamber musician at such major area venues as Orchestra Hall, Meadowbrook Music Festival, The DIA, Somerset Mall, and in the Caribbean region in Jamaica as well as in St. Kitts and Montserrat in the British West Indies. Paul joined the faculty of the Clarkston Conservatory in 2010.