About Trevor

Trevor Hanson
Updated: 14 April 2021

I’ve played guitar for much of my life – classical, jazz, and other styles. Long ago, I performed and taught on the east coast and in Chicago. I moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 2004; in 2010 I began performing at area venues.

I play many styles of music, with frequent local solo and ensemble performances (as you can see on my schedule page). I primarily play 7-string guitars, both nylon and steel string, and warmly endorse the luthiers Shelley Park (ParkGuitars.com), Kirk Sand (SandGuitars.com), and Denny Kopp (KoppArchtops.com). You can learn more about them on my gear page.

I teach classical guitar at Crossroads Music in Port Townsend. Formal training includes study with classical guitarist Myroslav Radawiec, jazz icons Chuck Wayne and Sal Salvador, and composer/musicologist Easley Blackwood at the University of Chicago. I have also studied piano, trumpet, flute, violin, and percussion; but guitar is my focus.

[My non-musical life was in the software business. In 1980 I co-founded Hanson-Smith, Ltd., a small consulting company. Through the years, I built software products, helped large and small clients, wrote patents, and pursued a variety of technical nerdism.]