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  • (5 reviews)
M
Marsha
« Shane French is an amazing and dedicated guitar instructor. Being... More »
M
Marsha
« Shane French is an amazing and dedicated guitar instructor. Being privileged enough to be recieve lessons from Shane has been a dream of many aspiring guitarists for years and has always required a long waiting lk list. It takes someone who loves music and specifically guitars to know what is needed to be successful and accomplished. If that is the end result you are searching for in an instructor, then you have reached your goal. »
$30/h
1st lesson free!
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Shane
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Electric guitar
  • Rock Guitar
  • Blues guitar
  • Metal Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Former touring guitarist w/over 30 yrs exp. teaching rock and metal scales/arpeggios in Zephyrhills, FL

Methodology

I am an aggressive player that teaches things many guitar instructors miss, like feel and vibrato. Speed and technique are great to have but without good vibrato and a solid emotional feel even the best solo can fall flat. I can teach many levels, from near beginner to advanced. I base my tutoring on the student's abilities, trying to correct things in their technique that may be holding them back. I also love to teach scales and sequences based on the scales to form melodic solos.

Background

I have taught guitar since 2000. By 2005 I had over 40 students per week. Many of my guitar students have gone on to be in performing bands in the Tampa Bay area. My students focus on learning how to solo in a rock and metal style. I have played in rock and metal bands since high school in the late 80's, having toured Europe as a member of Jon Oliva's Pain (former Savatage vocalist and co-founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Circle II Circle (featuring Zak Stevens, also former Savatage vocalist and TSO member), Millenium (featured guitar wizard Ralph Santolla) and my first original band TEER. I have also recorded with these bands and have contributed solos to other artists and bands.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Lessons offered by Shane
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Electric guitar
  • Rock Guitar
  • Blues guitar
  • Metal Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Shane's resume

Studied Music privately with Ted Monroe, Berkeley School of Music Graduate 1988-1992

Formed melodic hard rock band TEER in 1994. Released independent CD in 1996. Played a major rock festival in 1999 with Sammy Hagar, Slash, and many others. Signed to Frontiers Records in 1999. Released CD internationally on Frontiers Records in 2000.

Also in 2000 I joined Millenium, a melodic rock band featuring Ralph Santolla (RIP) on guitar and legendary vocalist Jorn Lande.

In 2003 I joined Circle II Circle with former Savatage singer Zak Stevens. Toured Europe in support of their debut CD.

Joined Jon Oliva's Pain in 2006 and toured Europe in support of the Maniacal Renderings CD.

Since 2007 I have continued to perform with TEER, though more locally in central Florida. I have taught lessons during this period when I have had the opportunity to.

The 5 reviews on Shane
  • 5/5

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5 recommendations

M
Marsha

Shane French is an amazing and dedicated guitar instructor. Being privileged enough to be recieve lessons from Shane has been a dream of many aspiring guitarists for years and has always required a long waiting lk list. It takes someone who loves music and specifically guitars to know what is needed to be successful and accomplished. If that is the end result you are searching for in an instructor, then you have reached your goal.

A
Alex

Shane is a unique guitar player! Besides being extremely skillful, he has his own signature style in whatever he plays. A true guitar hero!

P
Paul

A gentleman and a great player! Touredvwith this man in Europe, you you are in gifted and talented hands!

B
Brian

If you've ever been to one of his shows I bet you're in line to ask him to teach you how to do it. Platinum rating from this guy!

C
Charlie

One of the greatest guitar players I have ever seen This is a love and passion for Shane. He is very professional honest and when it comes to teaching for him it's not teaching it's sharing his love and creating difference for others. He is one of the greatest people you will ever know This dude cares and he loves and ROCKS because of it. You won't go wrong.

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