Lily Maase

Session guitarist and producer

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Second-generation session guitarist, bassist, producer/engineer. 15 years experience in NY before moving to LA. Live/studio credits include Broadway, Latin bands, world-famous singer-songwriters, modern jazz legends, touring country groups and a whole lotta rock and roll. I specialize in bringing analog instruments together in a remote environment.

Lily Maase is a multi-genre guitarist, composer and educator based in Los Angeles and New York. She is the daughter of legendary New Mexican session guitarist and educator Steve Maase, holds a B.M. in jazz guitar performance from the University of North Texas and an MFA in composition from the California Institute of the Arts.

Lily has contributed to Premier Guitar Magazine, Guitar World and Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation, who recently lauded her as a “master guitar teacher.”

She the co-founder and sole proprietor of Guitar Dad Publications, publisher of the acclaimed theory handbook for guitarists “Music Theory You Can Use”.

Lily is the lead guitarist, musical director and bandleader with the Rocket Queens all-female tribute to Guns N Roses and the Suite Unraveling (Tzadik), whose work was lauded by John Zorn as “a serious effort by a talented young composer”. She is the 2010 and 2018 champion of the Shred For Your Life guitar competition and has performed with Natalie Douglas, Amy Jo Jackson, Bria Skonberg, Alicia Jo Rabins, Christina Bianco and Gato Loco.

Lily has presented composition and guitar workshops at numerous universities across the United States and served as faculty at the Banff Centre’s International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music. She is currently special faculty at the Los Angeles College of Music and the California Institute of the Arts.

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Interview with Lily Maase

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Guitar parts and arrangements, electric guitar solos, vocal harmony arrangements, full instrumental song production (analog instruments).

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Terms Of Service

Base prices are for one round of notes/one revision only, further notes/revisions to be negotiated according to length/scope of project. I specialize in theme songs and credit rolls for indie films!

GenresSounds Like
  • Slash
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Phoebe Bridgers
Gear Highlights
  • Over 15 electric/acoustic guitars to choose from
  • variety of tube amps/amp modelers
  • Pro Tools powered by Universal Audio. Access to high level musicians/engineers in NM
  • NY & CA. Significant experience producing live performers remotely via Zoom.
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