Shawn Persinger Guitar Lessons

Shawn Persinger Guitar Lessons



My teaching approach:

These are your guitar lessons. I teach all styles and subjects you are interest in. In addition to private lessons I have also teach at The National Guitar Workshop, Guitar Intensives and The Center for Creative Youth. I also write lessons and essays for Taylor Guitars' Wood & Steel magazine. - All levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. - All styles: Rock to Classical - Folk to Funk - Country to Jazz Experimental to Pop - You name it! - Theory, Composition, Songwriting, Notation and/or Tablature. - Soloing, songs, scales, chords, modes, improvisation, etc.

My influences are:

Leo Kottke, Angus Young, John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Larry Coryell, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen...basically all the greats and several unknowns.

My guitar lessons take place in:

The teacher's studio

Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:

New Haven area: Hamden, North Haven, etc.

Guitar Techniques:

Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection

Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:

I recommend bringing a list of songs, guitarists and styles students are interested in learning. I give A LOT of handouts in tablature and standard notation.

A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:

My lessons are based on a lot of interactive playing, learning songs, learning the theory and musical concepts behind those songs. I make all lessons as practical as possible to give students tools and concepts for maximum versatility.

The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:

My ideal student knows what music he or she likes but also has an open mind. I teach ALL styles and the jazz guitarist can learn from country music, the metal player can learn from blues. An open mind!


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Serves New Haven , CT

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