A Lifetime of Guitar music - Paul santa maria

  • The Guitar Explained 
  • The Art of Pencil 
  • The Art of the Cross
  • The Art of Original Music
  • The Solo Guitar of Paul Santa Maria

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.

My Pencil Art

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 and Adobe Photoshop.

I have done extreme things with pencil including photo-realistic reproductions of the Mona Lisa, the Pieta and Moses by Michelangelo and some cool surrealistic art.

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


Larry Coryell and Mark Egan describe their endorsements of my book "The Guitar Explained"

Just a few testimonials from the likes of Larry Coryell and Mark Egan to name a few...I am proud that these folks had great things to say about my book. Please click the link and you can read more...

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

Answers to commonly asked questions, culled from years of my sites.

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Pauly on iTunes

Paul Santa Maria original music on iTunes.com

My original music on iTunes.


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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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