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About Paul Gilbert (via ArtistWorks)
Rock guitarist Paul Gilbert was born in Illinois and raised in rural Pennsylvania. Paul was first inspired by his uncle Jimi Kidd and started to learn guitar at the young age of 5. By the time he was 15, Paul was performing in clubs with his band Tau Zero and was featured in the February 1983 issue of Guitar Player magazine.
When he was 17, Paul moved to Los Angeles to study guitar at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT). After graduation, Paul joined the faculty as a guitar teacher and also began recording with the group Black Sheep. He later formed the band Racer X, who released their debut album “Street Lethal” in 1986, and in 1988 he formed the group Mr. Big. Paul continues to perform shows with both Racer X and Mr. Big, as well as pursuing his career as a solo artist.
Aside from his signature rock guitar shredding, Paul Gilbert is known for being an approachable and highly effective guitar instructor. Having been teaching students how to play guitar since he was a teenager, Paul is a natural when it comes to guitar instruction. It is out of his own passion for teaching that Paul has committed himself to teaching guitar lessons online at ArtistWorks.
ArtistWorks is a leading lifestyle social learning platform focused on music, featuring the Online Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert. Students learn from hundreds of online video lessons. They can submit practice videos to Paul and Paul responds with a personalized video response with additional exercises to shore up weak points. These videos are paired together on the site and made available for all students to learn from.