Below are links to 2 of the 5 CD's I have worked on with Larry Coryell - click on the Hendrix CD covers

In addition, I have awards that have no documents like the one above - specifically my 4 Daytime Emmys which were for music composed for WPBT, Ch. 2, Miami - in that case an actual physical award is only - ah, - awarded to the director and producer whereas staff and crew are not given anything to hang or display. Too bad! However:

Go here to see my two film scores listed on the Internet Movie Database.
I also have no physical award for short films, TV spots, commercials that I did for the sad fact is this industry spawns many small companies that generally die with no trace later. However, there are still remnants. Somewhere - like Moscow, for the cooking show theme I did.

The above award was for special recognition of the fact that 5 of the 6 scores I composed and performed won 5 of 7 finalist positions in the first Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival! Positions were 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th places.

Below is the film of the 4th place winner:

​"Citizen", directed and produced by Academy Award Winner Alyn Darnay, whose one direction to me for the score (when I asked how many cues and where) was: "Wall-to-wall!"


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 "The Guitar Explained " is a groundbreaking approach to understanding the guitar and

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"Paul Santa Maria is a phenomenal guitar player, who is truly dedicated to his craft.  Paul is very focused and so talented and yet always improving on his skills.  How incredibly lucky we are that he has the willingness to teach others to do what he does."
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"Paul Santa Maria is one great  guitarist and composer; his system of teaching guitar is revolutionary as well as salutary, because Paul doesn't require that you read music; he has his own system that works just fine -- you'll get what you need to become a better guitarist from

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GoodBye to the Legend.  Mr. Coryell passed away 2/19/2017.

He was an inspiration to millions of us and I got to work with him. The last text I got from him said: "I am working on developing a transcendent conciousness" -- I guess he attained that lofty goal.

Original music that I did with Larry is featured on my "Invention", "Thou Shalt Evolve" and "F*#king Brilliant Pop Tunes" cd's. Larry had two copies of my book, one for home, one for the road and I was very proud of that, as you can guess. I love what he offered to write about my baby, The Guitar Explained.

Click on his name to read his biography.