Paopun graduated with a Bachelor degree in Music Education from Chulalongkorn University and perfected his study at Mozarteum University (Salzburg, Austria) with Peter Sadlo, a world-renowned percussion soloist, where he also achieved his bachelor and master degree.
During his studies, he joined the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (USA) in 2002, where he also won a solo competition held by DMC solo & Ensemble in Keyboard Champion (Marimba)”. He won several prizes from various competitions, such as International Marimba Competition (Austria, 2009), Marimba Champion of Thailand solo Contest (Thailand), and he achieved the highest score for the International Percussion Competition (Italy, 2016) Currently, Paopun is a percussion professor at the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University and also the principal timpanist of the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, in addition to being a Yamaha artist.
-Percussion Workbook : Snare drum (book 1)
-Percussion Workbook : Drumline (book 1)
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