Hi I'm Paul - I'm very glad you came to visit.
I've played violin and viola most of my life and most of what I do is related to it.
Teaching violin and viola is one of my most important interests and has been for the last two decades. I accept students of any age and experience level and I am committed to helping students through any technical and musical needs.
I enjoy doing a lot of performing. This sometimes involves jobs playing with professional orchestras in the area. The smaller ensemble type of performing I've done was mostly wedding ceremonies and receptions. The non-classical playing I do is also with smaller ensembles and these are either holiday ensembles or with my jazz band (Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio), where I play jazz fiddle.
During the day, I work at Shar Products, a firm specializing in violin-family instruments and accessories. I am employed there as an instrument repair technician, and my duties involve instrument set-up, repair, bow re-hairs.
I share a studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my wife Elizabeth Cheng, and we have four children Emily, Nathan, Lucille and Sophie.