R. Kevin Paul, a Virginia native, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Education and teaching license through Radford University and his Master of Music degree in Conducting Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kevin served for four years as a middle school band director. After teaching middle school, Kevin was the Executive Director of the Conductors Guild for six years until his departure in 2006 to become a full-time dad.
Kevin has maintained a private trumpet studio since graduating high school. He has been a trumpet instructor for the Radford University Community Arts School and the VCU Community School for the Performing Arts. Kevin has also been an adjunct member of the music faculties of Sweet Briar College and the University of Lynchburg College. Kevin founded Waterton Brass Music and, from 2007 until 2017, was a music publisher (print and electronic formats) working with 40 composers and arrangers from eight countries. His creative output includes six books (mostly on coin collecting), over 120 musical arrangements for brass quintet and brass ensemble, and ten compositions for brass quintet, brass ensemble, and concert band. In addition to his involvement with the arts, Kevin also has been creating websites for over 20 years, working as a webmaster and hosting provider.
Kevin join the faculty of James River in fall 2019 as the middle school technology instructor. He lives in Lynchburg with his wife, Kathleen, and sons, Noah amd Tyler, both students at James River Day School. He is a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association and the International Society for Technology in Education.