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Guitar is a gateway instrument. Popular and inexpensive, once you learn a few chords, you can play songs. It’s a portable orchestra and ideal songwriting tool.

Shawn has been teaching multiple styles of music on the acoustic and electric guitar for over 20 years, and playing for 30. His students have been as young as 5 and as old as 80 in both one on one and classroom settings. Shawn has performed in many professional bands including rock, blues, jazz, country and all original.

Below are some sample lists of bands, artists, and songs Shawn has taught over the years.

The Beatles-Stawberry Fields, A Day In The Life, Revolution etc.
Jimi Hendrix-Voodoo Chile, Wind Cries Mary, All Along Watchtower etc.
The Rolling Stones-Start Me Up, Brown Sugar, Jumpin’ Jack Flash etc
Santana-Evil Ways, Black Magic Woman
Led Zeppelin-Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Rain Song etc.
Pink Floyd-Time, Another Brick In The Wall, Comfortably Numb etc.
The Who-Pinball Wizard, Can’t Explain, Baba O’riley etc.
Eric Clapton-Cream, solo stuff, etc.
Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well, Landslide, Rhiannon
Green Day
Blink 182
Dick Dale-Misirlou
ACDC-Highway To Hell, Back In Black, Shook Me All Night Long etc
Grateful Dead
Black Sabbath
The Allman Brothers
Ben Harper
Bob Marley
Stevie Wonder
Johnny Cash
Tom Waits
The Kinks
and more….
If you don’t see it, odds are I can learn it quickly and teach it to you.

I’ve covered virtually all of the classics including standards by the following:
Muddy Waters
Albert King
Elmore James
Jimi Hendrix
Ray Charles
T-Bone Walker
B.B. Kink
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Howlin’ Wolf
Eric Clapton
The Rolling Stones
Robert Johnson
John Lee Hooker
I’m partial to travis style finger picking blues such as songs like Freight Train and Sugar Babe.

Note-I’m very partial to playing swing style jazz rhythm on the guitar!
Sunny Side Of The Street
All Of Me
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Georgia On My Mind
St James Infirmary
Shine On Harvest Moon
Take 5
Watermelon Man
What A Wonderful World
Over The Rainbow
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Honeysuckle Rose
I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
The Pink Panther Theme
Dark Town Strutter’s Ball
Stormy Monday Blues
Route 66

Bob Dylan-You name it!
Simon & Garfunkel- Sounds of Silence, I Am A Rock, The Boxer etc.
Cat Stevens-Father & Son, Wild World, Peace Train etc
Gillian Welch-Annabelle
Iron & Wine
Johnny Cash
John Denver
Jim Croce
Woody Guthrie
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Neil Young
James Taylor
Ben Harper
The Band
The Grateful Dead-Ripple, Friend Of The Devil etc.
The Pogues (Irish folk/rock)
Many Bluegrass Standards such as Tennessee Waltz, Old Home Place, Sailor’s Hornpipe etc.


Christmas Standards galore!
The Simpsons Theme Song

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