Paul was born in Seoul, South Korea into a musical family. A mother who was a piano teacher and a father who was a piano tuner. Paul naturally picked up playing piano through his mother and when he was nine started playing drums. In 2001, Paul moved to the US with his family where he continued his musical studies at school, through his mother and his peers.
In 2008, Paul was admitted to Berkeley College of Music with a scholarship. While at Berkeley, Paul studied music performance and music theory and also took part in many recording and performing projects with his peers. Since 2012, Paul has worked as a performer and educator throughout Northern VA and Washington DC.