Guitar Lessons with Shawn Persinger

Shawn Promo March 2014

In addition to being an accomplished performer and composer, Shawn is also a highly respected teacher. Shawn is currently accepting private students in his studio in New Haven, CT and via Skype. He also teaches a group class on The Music of The Beatles.

For information regarding rates and availability please e-mail: PresterJohnMusic[at]

Qualifications, Experience, and Accolades.

– Writer for Premier Guitar, Guitar Player, and Taylor Guitars’ Wood&Steel.

– Reviewed and featured in Acoustic Guitar, Guitar World, Jazziz and many other national and international magazines.

– Best-selling author of The 50 Greatest Guitar Books and Bebop Jazz Guitar.

– Guitar Intensives and National Guitar Workshop Faculty Member.

– Endorsed by Taylor Guitars, Elixir Strings, Radial Pedals, and EarthQuaker Devices.

Lessons available for any musical style or subject. Even though Shawn has a reputation for iconoclastic guitar playing, he teaches all styles and enjoys teaching beginners as well as advanced students.

– All levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

– All styles: Rock to Classical – Folk to Funk – Country to Jazz – Experimental to Pop.

– Theory, Composition, Songwriting, Notation and/or Tablature.

– Soloing, songs, scales, chords, modes, improvisation, etc.

In addition to providing private lessons, Shawn has also taught at:

Guitar Intensive, Bar Harbor, ME. Classes: The Music of the Beatles, Contemporary Acoustic, Fingerstyle Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Guitar Theory, Electric Blues.

The National Guitar Workshop, New Milford, CT & Nashville, TN. Classes: Contemporary Rock, Fingerstyle Guitar, Open Tunings, Beginner Blues.

The Center for Creative Youth, Middletown, CT. Classes: Rock Ensemble, Music Theory, Recording Technology.

The Sitar Center, Washington D.C. Classes: The Young Person’s Guide to Free Improvisation and Experimental Music.

The Music of The Beatles: A broad but focused examination of The Beatles music for all levels and instruments.