About Paul

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Paul’s career has been varied and interesting, covering many different areas of the music business, from TV & film, touring, recording, teaching, and the music products business.

You can hear his music on the main menu of the first Matrix DVD, and also many movie previews including The Fantastic Four, Talledega Nights, Paul Blart – Mall Cop and more.

In addition to touring with major bands including Vanilla Fudge and Andy Taylor from Duran Duran, Paul has been the leading guitar coach in Hollywood and has taught stars including George Clooney, Michael J Fox, Eric Stoltz, Mitch Polleggi (X-files), Maria Conchita Alonso and Charlotte Ross.

 As an author, Paul’s works include the best selling guitar instructional book and CD set Shred Guitar (Alfred Publishing), Hard Rock Solos (REH), Metal and Rock Improvising, (Video, REH), Arpeggios for Lead Guitar (Video, Hal Leonard).

Paul was a rock specialist at Musicians Institute (GIT) in Hollywood from the mid 1980’s through 1999.  Also in the 90’s Paul was the director of the Rock Guitar Department at the American Institute of Music in Vienna, Austria where he also toured in support of his first solo album The Visitor.

Paul has four albums available at iTunes and CDBaby and Amazon. Paul is currently a guitar clinician for BOSS and Roland and produces and hosts a guitar oriented talk radio podcast called Boss Tone Radio you can find it at iTunes and www.bossus.com.

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 I’ve also been fortunate to share the stage or studio with these greats too:

Jennifer Batten
Paul Gilbert
Michael Ward (Wallflowers, Ben Harper)
Billy Sheehan
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
Steve Trovato
TJ Helmerich
Scott Henderson
Frank Gambale
Don Mock
Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
Nigel Harrison (Blondie)
Joan Jett
Tommy Tu-Tone
Michael McKean (Spinal Tap)
Alice Cooper
Rafael Moreira (Pink, Christina Aguilera)
You can find out more about Paul at www.PaulHanson.net