Gordie Shea

Gordie S.

Dallas, TX

Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
25+ years over performing live in front of Crowds of thousands
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Gordie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
June 2000

My name is Gordie. I have been playing guitar for 25 years. I've been playing professionally for 19 years. I've taught children as young as 8 to adults as old as 45 for 10 years. I have played in all kinds of cover and original bands covering everything from Hank Willams Jr to Slayer. My bands have opened up for Vince Neil, Great White, Jesse James Dupree(Jackel) and many other national artists. I have released two critically acclaimed albums in Detroit and Dallas. In 2005 I was chosen to be on a list of the best Guitar players in Detroit history. I have the knowledge and real world experience to make you a great Guitar player!! I have been teaching online lessons for a year and a half.I am currently accepting new online students from anywhere in the US!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing is to have fun!! I'm an easy going teacher that will make learning guitar a fun experience that you will look forward to every week. In the first lesson I'll go over how to tune and maintain your Guitar if your a beginner. In the next lessons I'll show you how to play all the necessary chords to get you playing your favorite songs and to start writing your own!! After that I'll show you the licks and technique you'll need to start shredding like a Guitar god! In a few months you'll be impressing your friends by playing their favorite songs for them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer and printer, recording software, Several Guitars and Amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
Transcription paper. Their own guitar

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Blues, Metal, Country

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Professional Guitarist
Jan 1994 - Present
Cover and Original Bands


Detroit's Best Guitarist
Dec 2005
The Chop Shop Nationally Syndicated Radio Show

Photos & Videos

Bodies by Drownding Pool
UnLEDded...A Led Zeppelin / Robert Plant tribute band perforn Kashmir
Led Zeppelin / Robert Plant tribute band plays at Screams
Led Zeppelin / Robert Plant tribute band UnLEDded plays Screams
Photo by Gordie S.

Photo by Gordie S.

Photo by Gordie S.

Photo by Gordie S.

Photo by Gordie S.
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36 Reviews

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Dennis W. Nov 7, 2016
Blues Guitar · In studio

Gordie surpassed all my expectations... can't wait to see him for my second lesson ... very knowledgeable teacher I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn guitar

Jacob L. Jun 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio

My 14 years old son has been taking lessons with Gordie for about 2 months. Gordie is very clear and concise with his instructions. He customizes his lesson plans based on what my son is interested in learning. When my son is having problem grasping a technique, Gordie will adjust his approach to make sure my son gets it. He is a very good teacher AND a great guitar player. He makes learning guitar a fun and positive experience for my son.

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Aron E. Feb 14, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Great instructor!

Howard Smith Nov 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Great start

Wanda D. Nov 10, 2015
Guitar · Online

My 12 year old son has been taking online electric guitar lessons with Gordie for about a year. Gordie focuses lessons on what interests my son and he's made great progress. Gordie knows what he is doing and is an easy going, patient teacher.

Laurie Threadgill Nov 9, 2015
Guitar · Online

15 yo daughter is really enjoying her lessons and has learned so much over the last few months. Gordie is an excellent instructor, and she never wants to miss a lesson. He is taking the time to teach her the technicalities of playing the electric guitar while teaching her to play some of her favorite rock songs. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar.

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Vineeta M. Jul 29, 2015
Guitar · Online

He is really a great instructor. Well-versed with his subject, and the lessons had a lot of structure. We definitely recommend him!

Amy P. Jul 13, 2015
Guitar · Online

Really enjoyed my lesson with Gordie. He is an excellent guitar player and very helpful and patient in his teaching style. He directs his lessons towards what you want to learn and your goals. Looking forward to more lessons with him!

Griffyn Y. Jun 15, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Great first lesson!

Steve D. Nov 26, 2014
Country Guitar · Online

Gordie is great and wish I could afford to pay for more time with him. Great teacher

Rosemary V. Jun 1, 2014
Guitar · In home

I tried taking lessons using RockSmith 2014 then decided to try a few in home lessons to compare and troubleshoot issues I was having. I found the benefits of lessons with an interactive instructor far outweighed trying to teach myself through other methods. Gordie is professional, makes lessons fun, interesting and when problems arise he changes his method of teaching, becoming a better teacher rather than expecting you to become a better student.

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Mario V. Jun 18, 2013
Guitar ·

Fantastic Online Lessons!!!

Online lessons are so easy and productive. Long day at work? bad traffic? snowstorm?...none of that effects your online lessons. Moreover, Gordie has an endless library of songs to teach and you just can't stump him! He's patient and practical and does a tremendous job!

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Dan L. May 6, 2013
Guitar ·

Great for helping on songs and licks.

Gordie is a great teacher in helping you learn new songs, and understanding technical aspects of guitar playing. Gordie has been very helpful in my advancement. I have been very pleased with each lesson i have taken, and walk away with something valuable each time.

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Doug G. Apr 29, 2013
Guitar ·

Very Pleased Student

If you're serious about playing guitar, or maybe just want to learn enough to have fun, Gordie is a great instructor. He's talented, flexible, and very knowledgeable. He always keeps the lesson plans focused on the student’s goals and abilities. One thing I’ve found to be most helpful is his understanding of different playing techniques. He is able to help you adjust to the material in order for you to master content as your level of skill and understanding increases. He keeps each weekly session going at a pace where you are sure to leave with something gained and have fun doing it. I give him an overall excellent rating in all areas.

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ALLEN B. Mar 31, 2013
Guitar ·

Highly Recommended

can accommodate to all playing styles..very patient and knows his stuff

John E. Mar 27, 2013
Guitar ·

Great Teacher

Gordie is a great teacher! I am definitely a beginner and he displays patience throughout all of the lessons.

He teaches the fundamentals of guitar in such a way that are very easy to understand. He also is motivating and makes the student want to learn more.

I'd recommend Gordie to anyone wanting to learn guitar. I always learn something new every week.

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Jana R. Mar 22, 2013
Guitar ·

Excellent instruction by a talented and experienced musician

Gordie's teaching style keeps you interested and allows you to have fun while learning to play songs you love. He has a talent for explaining how to play and has suggestions to try if one way is not working for you. His ability to listen to songs and play them almost instantaneously amazes me. He is technically skilled and extremely enjoyable to listen to. Oh, yeah...and he's super patient.

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Aditya A. Mar 1, 2013
Guitar ·

Excellent & amazing

I learned many things with Gordie. He is technically very good & helps students understand their miatakes & correct them.

Very friendly, respectful & punctual. I strongly recommend Gordie as a guitar teacher.

Coy G. Jan 17, 2013
Guitar ·

Takelessons is a great way to learn music.

Gordie is an excellent teacher. His guitar skills are outstanding. He has great patience with beginners, like me and his schedule was very flexible. I would reccomend Gordie as an instructor to anybody no matter what skill level.

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Jihae F. Nov 2, 2012
Guitar ·

I would recommend Gordie to any of my friends wanting to learn how to play!

Gordie was professional, and focused on teaching me songs I liked. He was patient, provided helpful explanations/examples, and was always willing to work with my schedule.

Erin C. Oct 7, 2012
Guitar ·

Awesome Teacher

I have been working with Gordie for the past few months. I started out knowing NOTHING about guitars and he has really helped me not only to learn the basic techniques of guitar playing, but learn songs I enjoy playing. I tend to get easily frustrated when I am unable to play something accurately and he is very patient and encouraging.

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Michal C. Sep 21, 2012
Guitar ·

Those that play and those that can play and can teach

Had lessons about 5 years ago with an awesome guitar player, problem was, he didn't know how to effectively teach. Gordie can play and teach, especially when it comes to the little things that make a big difference in the beginning. In 3 lessons I have surpassed previous attempts to learn and play the guitar, thank you Gordie!

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JanetT May 13, 2012

Simply awesome

I haven't played in twenty plus years, because I shattered the bones in my left hand. Even when I am hard on myself for not "ringing" every note, Gordie has been encouraging and has shown me what I am doing wrong and how to correct the issue. He has suggested exercises to regain movement in my left hand. He is always professional, friendly and on time. He is an awesome instructor. So glad i signed up!

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SivakamiN Mar 21, 2012

dedicated,friendly and on time

Gordie is very dedicated to working on goals with my kids. He is on time and has patience to handle my kids.

JeremyS1 Nov 22, 2011

Gordie is the man! I have never played the guitar before and in two weeks I was amazed at what I was doing. Gordie takes his time and makes it easy to understand. I could not be more excited. THANKS GORDIE!

DeedrieF Oct 27, 2011

guitar lessons progress

thanks gordie for your time. I can play all barre chords now with consistency. playing like a freak! im learned more chords too! i really believe I will be good, im excited about learning more! thanks alot guy! dee

AmnaK Sep 14, 2011

Very good instructor!

Very good and helpful instructor. I have learned a lot so far in the last three lessons. Already playing first part of my song and I just started playing the guitar..

SameerC Jun 27, 2011

Good learning experience

Gordie is fun to learn with and is extremely professional. He takes the effort and time to make any song easier than it seems to be, will go the extra mile to figure out the tabs and write them down for you on his own rather than just downloading the tablature from the internet. I also like his style of teaching the songs you want to learn...and then introducing techniques and theory as you learn songs.

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KenS1 Jun 20, 2011

Good instructor. Listened to what I wanted to accomplish.

PeterM Jun 4, 2011

Gordie Rocks!

Gordie is an awesome guitarist and instructor!I just took up the guitar less than 2 months (at age 49) and he is really making learning enjoyable.-Peter

MickyC May 3, 2011

Great Instructor

Gordie is consistently showing me new material to help me progress, takes the time to help me understand the intricacies of songs, and has immediately been able to answer any question I've had. Very proffesional and makes learning enjoyable.

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TomW Jan 3, 2011


Gordie is cool and we're learning some good jams.

JudithW Dec 6, 2010


Very patient with beginning guitarist. Suggests alternative techniques to try. V Knowledgable.

CindyM4 Dec 5, 2010

Gordie, is a wonderful teacher. He is incredibly patient and truly wants to make it a fun learning experience. My children are enjoying their lessons very much.

TeresaP3 Nov 22, 2010

I have only had a few lessons so far but have been most impressed by his patience... and letting me try different ways that help me learn.

Harryc Aug 26, 2010

Gordie has been an excellent instructor. He is patient, motivating and inspiring. His classes are fun and constructive. I leave a better guitar player and look foward to the next lesson. I believe with his guidance, I w ill reach my goals.

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