About Tobias

Tobias Hurwitz lives and breathes electric guitar. He rocks packed stadiums smokey bars, and everything in-between, with thrilling iconic tunes like Van Halen’s Eruption and Hendrix’s Purple Haze, and his own special original music. Hurwitz is also a Grammy-nominated “Music Educator” who has authored fifteen popular books on rock guitar, with YouTube videos that have received over a million hits.

When he’s not revving up the Ravens crowd, Hurwitz—named “best guitarist in the Mid-Atlantic” by Music Monthly’s readers poll—hits the clubs with rough-and-ready Thin Lizzy tribute band Black Rose. During the day, “Baltimore’s Best Guitar Teacher” (Baltimore City Paper) is busy raising the next generation of guitar shredders as an in-demand teacher and the co-owner of Rock Star Jam music camp.

Hurwitz was on The National Guitar Workshop faculty for many years and has taught at Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop in Bigfork, Montana, with Dweezil Zappa and John Oates. Hurwitz has written instructional articles for Guitar Player and Guitar magazines and is involved with TrueFire, which produces video guitar lessons from top players.

Since graduating from L.A.’s Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), Hurwitz has released many solo albums, including collaborations with Santana drummer Dennis Chambers, rock-guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio, Swedish prog-metal “freak guitarist” Mattias Eklundh and other master musicians. Hurwitz also collaborated with Zen Guitar author Philip Toshio Sudo, co-authoring Sudo’s final book/CD, The Book of Six Strings: The Zen Way to Play Guitar.

Live, Hurwitz has performed with The Coasters, Stanley Clarke, J. Geils and many other artists. His solo instrumental compositions and technical guitar demonstrations wow audiences at the National Guitar Museum, and guitar-related festivals and events nationwide. Hurwitz has numerous awards and endorsements.

Tobias endorses Paul Reed Smith Guitars, which created a special Baltimore Ravens guitar for him; Ernie Ball Strings, Fractal Audio, and is a M.A.C.E. Music Recording Artist in association with Michael Angelo Batio.

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