About Paul Santa Maria

A Life of Guitar

I started playing the guitar at age 11 and still am going strong at age 65. The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show (and very, very, very  specifically, my HERO -Sir Paul McCartney!) did it for me and there was no turning back. Thank you for the gift of writing music, Paul!I have been a professional guitarist since age 12, and am not stopping, constantly learning new material and doing arrangements of solo guitar works.

My Guitar Book

Trying to understand the complex nature of the guitar can be daunting. That's why I wrote my own clear, concise, no BS self-help book on music theory as applied to the guitar that has everything I know after 53 years of playing professionally.I have never had a return nor a refund requested and have sold over 1200 copies of my beautiful book. Please go to the book's link above to read all about it!

My Pencil Art / Photoshop

In addition to being an accomplished musician, music composer with 4 Daytime Emmy awards and a pretty decent photographer, I am a fine artist specializing in pencil art, paint, anatomy, as well as digital art in Adobe Photoshop.Please check out "The Art Of Pencil" link in the top navigation bar, and the "Art Of Graphic Art" link .

Quick Links To My Pages

The Guitar Explained

The Guitar Explained is a 40 page self-help guitar instruction manual for all ages.

A how-to, self-help manual for all that is learning guitar, guitar music and composition. I have been teaching music for 35 years abd I guarantee results that you never knew were possible even if you have been playing for many years for beginners to advanced.

The Art of Pencil

Pencil drawings and techniques by master artist Paul Santa Maria

I spent many years as a pencil artist and here are some of my best works, with explanations of how to do the same thing with the wonderful pencil. 40 pages, saddle stitched, digital 100lb. paper printing

The Art of Graphic Art

Photo repairs, reconstructions, graphics for any need; also training in Photoshop or other graphics applications. www.Trickphoto.com

The Art of the Cross

Gorgeous images of the Cross, non-denominational, inspirational for daily life.

The iconic shape of a cross used as a basis fro some cool visuals, done in photoshop featuring my photos and had drawn art.

My Live Gigs

Live appearnaces by master guitarist Paul Santa Maria

Find out where I'm playing.


Frequently asked questions about the works and life of musician and artist Paul Santa Maria

Training in music theory for ANY instrument, guitar and bass lessons, Photoshop, etc.

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Here's Where To Make Contact ...

Send a message if you are interested in online guitar/bass or art lessons, or book me for a show!


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