Paul Sheftel is a leader in keyboard studies and has performed, lectured and conducted workshops extensively throughout the United States. His published materials and software are widely used throughout the country. A pioneer in the creation of instructional materials using MIDI technology, he has created electronic accompaniments for an extensive collection of his original piano music as well as accompaniments to support the “Music Pathways” piano method by Olson, Bianchi and Blickenstaff, as well as the Bastien Piano Method.
As part of the two-piano team of Rollino and Sheftel he performed throughout Europe and the United States, both in recitals and with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, The Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Royal Philharmonic of London and Chicago Symphony, among many others. He has appeared in two-piano and solo recitals in many of New York’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall and Hunter College. He has served on the faculties of the Mannes and Manhattan Schools of Music and Hunter College, has been piano editor for Carl Fischer and is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School where he teaches piano pedagogy.
He and Phyllis Lehrer have numerous published materials to their credit and have, for the past two seasons, co-taught a graduate pedagogy course at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.