Sharing the goodness of music through performance and composition is a powerful pathway to spreading harmony and inspiration. Similarly, story sharing is the root and source of cultural paradigm shifts. Share story. Share music. Share change.
John Paul Brabant holds degrees in Musical Studies and Composition from the State University of New York at Potsdam and New York University respectively. After graduation John Paul spent time in the LA and New York scenes until a 2012 appointment as Visiting Professor of Music at the Crane School. While there he taught coursework in music theory, aural skills, and composition. In 2018 he joined Hawai‘i Tokai International College as Music Faculty. He also is currently completing PhD work at The University of Hawai‘i in Composition.
Dir. Matsunaga Institute for Peace
"We so enjoyed your harp. The songs--both etherial and powerful--added a great deal of texture and interest to our Peace Scholar convening. I appreciate your professionalism, affability, and talent. Mahalo for a gorgeous performance."
"John Paul was amazing - he made our wedding day perfect with the delicate sounds of his harp combined with 80's music we love. His professionalism and courtesy were over the top which helped to ease us on our busy day. Thank you John Paul, our guests are still raving about the amazing harpist at our wedding!"
Brigadier General Suzanne Vares-Lum
UH Army ROTC Alumni, Class of 1988
"John Paul set the mood of the UH Army ROTC Memorial Golf Tournament with his inspiring and calming music. His presence and performance allowed for a special time of reflection and honor to our fallen Army ROTC Cadets and Cadre who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Very grateful."
"I saw John Paul perform and his music was so captivating! I quickly got his information and was incredibly lucky to have him play at my wedding. His talent and creativity are outstanding. He played Pachelbel’s Canon perfectly as I walked down the isle and he entertained our guests with songs by Ed Sheeran, Iz and a variety of 80s and 90s pop for our reception. Our guests still talk about how amazing he is!"
Athletic Dir.at The Pacific Club
"I hired John Paul to play live music during a yoga class. He is a very talented Harp player and his music was both beautiful and soothing. He was able to fit right in with the instructor without any need for practice. His music enhanced the students experience and helped set a special tone for a great class. I highly recommend him if you are looking to host a special event!"
Chief Curator at Curate Decor + Design
"John Paul is an amazing and talented musician, and a true professional in his craft. We hired him for a private event and everyone found him to be engaging and a pleasure to watch and listen to. He takes great pride in his music and that attention was noticeable from the start. He was also open to playing a variety of genres including current/top 40 songs, and we appreciated his flexibility to accommodate our requests. We highly recommend him!"