Penny Lane Music Lessons (In-home/virtual lessons)
It’s free with no obligation to hire
Current Top Pro
Hired 31 times
6 years in business
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Jan - Jun
This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Wear gloves during the job
Disinfect surfaces touched during the job
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Interested musical styles
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- John V.
Shane is an excellent guitar instructor. He tailors his lessons to provide the greatest learning experience for me. I highly recommend Shane.Sep 14, 2020Verified
- Joseph T.
Shane is an excellent guitar teacher. I have been taking lesson with him since March and have very much enjoyed the experience. Very knowledgeable and flexible when it Comes to what I am interested in learning. Also very flexible with schedule especially considering the crazy times we are in. We had to adjust from in person to online lessons very quickly and it was a seem less transition. I would highly recommend anyone at any age to take lessons with Shane.Sep 2, 2020Verified
- Stephanie H.
Shane is my hero! He has helped make my rock n roll dreams a reality. He is extremely knowledgeable about the guitar and breaks his lessons down in a way that makes it fun to practice and easy to build on week to week. In a relatively short amount of time Shane has provided me with a solid foundation. I highly recommend him!!May 6, 2020Verified
- Andrea B.
Shane is everything we could have hoped for in a guitar teacher for my son. He is knowledgeable, flexible and very fun. My son looks forward to his classes with Shane very much.Dec 29, 2020Verified
- Jordan T.
In the first lesson, Shane quickly recognized my capabilities, helped me develop a plan for reaching my goals, and started showing me things to help me connect the dots.Sep 24, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I schedule and bill for lessons on a monthly basis. For example, in the instance that a month spans 5 weeks, I will send an invoice at the start of the month for all 5 weeks. I invoice through Square but can also take payment through Venmo and check. My current lessons rates are: 30 min // $35 45 min // $50 60 min // $65
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?In the first lesson I like to see what knowledge the student is coming in with about music and the instrument they're learning. In the instance a student wants to learn guitar we'll go over basics like proper form while holding the instrument, how to hold a pick, proper left/right hand placement, parts of the electric or acoustic guitar depending on which style the student is learning. In the first lesson we'll discuss what your goals are and make a plan that's right for you. I typically recommend beginner students take my 100 song challenge first but I am flexible to each students unique interests. The 100 song challenge is a playlist I have curated over the years that takes a step-by-step approach using popular rock, blues, country, pop, r&b and folk songs from the last 50+ years as the curriculum.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been writing, recording, and performing music for 20 years. I have been teaching all ages for 10 years. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Performance with a focus on guitar from Columbia College Chicago. I have pedagogical training which has helped me develop fun and effective curriculum. By planning with the bigger goals in mind, it's easy to set small achievable goals that compound over time.