Paul Oman has demonstrated a lifelong interest in music and has learned to play multiple instruments, such as the violin, clarinet, and guitar. He has been playing guitar for 12 years and decided to pursue formal classical guitar training in 2004, when he enrolled in an individual study guitar class at the University of Arizona. There he was privileged to work with guitar virtuosi Cale Hoeflicker, Gonzalo Molano, and Joseph V. Williams III. Later, he spent a few years studying with Gabriel Ayala who is a local recording artist and internationally renowned musician who recently won the title of Artist of the Year in the 2011 Native American Music Awards. In 2009, he was hired as the in-house musician at the Raging Sage Coffee Shop to entertain patrons with classical music and he continues to perform there regularly. From 2010 to 2012, he devoted himself to studying guitar with guidance from Ben McCartney at Pima Community College, where he earned his Associates in Music and was accepted into the Bolton Guitar Program at the University of Arizona. Currently, Paul is working toward a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance under the direction of Tom Patterson at the University of Arizona. His primary instructor is Renato Serrano, who recently won the Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition in Spain. In addition to his studies, Paul teaches private lessons and performs at various venues and events throughout Tucson.