Paul Reisler wrote his first song at the age of 5. Fortunately neither he nor anyone else can remember it. It’s likely to have been very similar to an Elvis or Pat Boone song. Since that time, he’s written thousands of songs. Fortunately, he can remember many of them thanks to the wonders of modern recording.
His co-writers include Grammy winners and hit songwriters including Wendy Waldman, Steve Seskin, Jon Vezner, Angela Kaset, Pam Rose, Bill Lloyd, and many others including close to 65,000 kids through his Kid Pan Alley project.
He has a B.A. in music theory in composition and theory from George Washington University that perhaps got in the way of him being a hit country writer, but has really helped in his teaching and his instrumental compositions.
Paul’s instrumental compositions are truly unique journeys built on free-flowing melodies. The Washington Post calls them “wonderfully woven and evocative.” Elan Magazine says they are “Some of the best instrumental pieces I have heard in a long time.” While Heartsong Review calls them, “…beautiful instrumentals that remind you of something in a dream.”
He writes for theatre, film and TV. He’s wrote all the music for Ki Theatre’s productions for over 15 years. Aesop’s Fables for Orchestra and Narrator is a full-length piece for full orchestra that he co-wrote with Art Wheeler and Tom Paxton.