German Schauss, B.A.
(Adjunct Faculty - Guitar)
As an educator, German has taught and currently teaches at music institutions such as California College of Music; Berklee College of Music; the International School of Music (ISM) in Tokyo, Japan; and the Seoul Jazz Academy in Seoul, Korea. His experience in education includes private instruction in guitar; conducting ensembles in various contemporary pop, rock, and metal styles; teaching courses in music theory, composition, and recording technology; and leading styles labs. Furthermore, he conducts clinics on modern rock guitar techniques for music schools and music retail stores such as Guitar Center. Additionally, German authored bestselling books for Alfred Publishing on the application of rock guitar styles, ranging from technique development to arranging classical music by composers such as Bach, Paganini, and Beethoven for contemporary rock guitar. German also writes the popular monthly guitar column "Instant Shredding" in Germany's biggest guitar magazine "Gitarre & Bass." He is a 5-time recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. The July 2008 Issue of Guitar World Magazine listed German as one of the fastest guitarists of all time. As an active performing guitar player and composer for TV and film, German stays current in diverse musical styles and also performs and tours, which gives his teaching methods a contemporary touch. German is endorsed by Schecter Guitars, Bogner Amps, EMG Pickups, D'Addario, Planet Waves, Maxon, Voodoo Lab, GruvGear, Rocktron, Godlyke, Kemper Amps, PreSonus, Pedaltrain, Native Instruments, and Morley.