Paul Ferreira holds a BMus (Hons) Degree from the University of the Free State. He acted as répétiteur, vocal coach, and rehearsal pianist for various PACOFS, UFS, Opera Africa, Gauteng Opera, and Cape Town Opera productions. These include The Medium (Menotti), Don Giovanni (Mozart), Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms), Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Ziyankomo and the Forbidden Fruit (Mnomiya), Große Messe in c-Moll (Mozart), L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti), Rigoletto (Verdi), Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) and Tiger Bay (James). As a musical director, he added productions of Grease, Cinderella, and Guys and Dolls, amongst others, to his credit.
Paul received his Performers Licentiate in Vocal Accompaniment (cum laude) from UNISA. He often participates in masterclasses by renowned international artists such as Dalton Baldwin, Helmut Deutsch, Michelle Breedt, Richard Shaw, Brenda Rein, and John Whitelaw.
Paul also received vocal training from soprano Hanna van Niekerk and completed, with distinction, his grade 8 Vocal Performance Examination with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.