MM (Yale University), BM (Northwestern University), BA (Northwestern University)
Major teachers include Idell low, Gerardo Ribeiro, and Syoko Aki. Padilla has received Suzuki teacher training and received a fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center. He has performed as a member of the Honolulu Symphony, the Hot Club of Hulaville, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Padilla is a member of the American String Teachers Association, Suzuki Association of Hawai‘i, and Suzuki Talent Education of Hawai‘i.
Padilla has taught at Punahou since 2003.