“I took my first guitar lessons when I was six years old. My teacher taught me “by the book” and I ended up quitting from boredom and frustration. It was years before I finally started again. I wish I could go back in time and teach myself the basics of how to play the guitar. It would have put me years ahead at such an important time of my life. If guitar is taught the right way, it can be surprisingly easy. No boring exercises. Just music! I am excited to give you the start, that I wish I had been given.”

— Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert welcomed players of all ages, levels, and styles to the Great Guitar Escape in July 2012 and 2013. From rock to blues to metal to jazz-fusion and more, Paul's handpicked team of guitarists gave participants insight into the techniques, styles, and life of the modern, working musician.