Paul Watson joined CultureMix in 2006 aged only nineteen. He started as an assistant music tutor teaching steel pan at the CultureMix Centre for Steel Pan Music and playing drums at rehearsals.
With training he quickly developed his skills as a schools education tutor and is now a leader for the secondary schools music curriculum programme.
Paul is a very talented musician and teacher playing all the steel pan instruments, drums and percussion. As well as his work with Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra (RASPO) he plays with Stelphonic, a well established Slough based function steel band.
Paul's role with CultureMix has brought many positive benefits to RASPO improving the orchestra's performance skills for RASPO's showcase events.
In 2011 Paul took on the role of season captain for the RASPO Panorama Orchestra working with New York arranger Iman Pascall and her team to prepare the forty-seven players for the annual Notting Hill Carnival National Steel Band Championships.
For four years Paul studied the art of pan tuning and in 2011 became the official resident tuner for CultureMix's schools education department. He continues to grow as an artist and is a vital contributor to the development of the organisation.
'I want to raise the standard of pan and am keen to be involved in all aspects.'