German Schauss is a guitarist, composer, author, and educator who teaches at Berklee College of Music and other international music schools. He performs and tours as the leader of his own band and with other internationally known artists. German writes music for commercials, TV, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine. He also frequently presents clinics for at Guitar Center and other major music retailers across the US. He has written many books, among them Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, Shredding the Composers, The Total Shred Guitarist, Serious Shred and Shredding Guitar Workout. German also writes the popular monthly column “Instant Shredding” for Germany’s biggest guitar magazine, Gitarre & Bass. German’s release “The Lightspeeder” was released by Steve Vai’s record label Digital Nation and has found great acclaim.