- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My passions are technique and accuracy; by perfecting technique comes a deeper understanding of theory. I have lots of teaching methods that will encourage you to play your favorite songs and styles with the sounds you like.
I'll focus on the very basics of guitar theory in order to get to a higher level of understanding music theory.
I will challenge you! We will have lots of fun and you will see, hear, and feel your own improvements with my teachings.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
If you are fascinated about guitar technique and awesome weird sounds that you can do with your guitar, you will like having lessons with me.
I began as a classical guitar player, studying traditional classical pieces and applying them to my guitar. During that time I began to explore and became drawn to rock music, virtuoso guitarists, and heavy metal. My fascination with the electric guitar, the techniques, the speed and all the things that comes with it are still pulling me in.
Later on in life I fell in love with Flamenco, specifically Paco De Lucia.
I learned his songs and combined it with my own music while studying fusion and finger picking styles; every style I liked, I learned, I mastered, but I know, as much as I teach, I also learn.
Today I play in LA and Israel, I produce projects, record guitar tracks and songs, and teach at my studio or online.
As a teacher I will challenge you! I will give you multiple exercises and lots of homework. Over the years, my students have won guitar contests, gotten into successful bands, and are touring around the world. If you are willing to work hard, you will get better! You will see, hear, and feel the difference in your playing. I'll show you the way and will be with you step by step.
Looking forward to meet you!
❖ Individual performer for special events, birthdays, weddings, religious celebrations, company parties and concerts hosting more than 10,000 guests ❖ Proficient in multiple styles: electric rock, metal shredding, funk, fusion, blues/jazz, psychobilly, acoustic classical, country/bluegrass, and flamenco; with emphasis on tailoring techniques to each song, performance, venue, and customer needs ❖ Session recordings for entertainment companies, individual bands both in the US and Israel, as well as creating, recording, and performing backing tracks ❖ Luthier / Company Demonstrations 2014 - Present Iconic Guitars, Wilgenbus Guitars, Macmull Custom Guitars, and Band of Brothers Collective ❖ Special Guest Performances with Professional Musicians / Bands 2008 - 2016 Yossi Sassi of Orphaned Land, Ben Draiman, David Draiman of Disturbed, Ron Bumblefoot Thal of Guns N Roses, Yermi Kaplan, Shalom Hanoch, Craig Thatcher Band, Erez Netz of Infected Mushroom, Asher Fedi, Or Lubianiker of Marty Friedman Solo Project, Tal Shachar of Grace Melody, and many more+ Read More
❖ Manage the day to day operations of the studio including but not limited to scheduling clients, sessions, balancing workflow, and handling all communications including marketing via social media ❖ Delegate tasks towards completion of recording and producing musicians, voice overs, gaming, session artists both vocal and instrumental, as well as audio books, professional development speeches, and an array of other talents ❖ Detail oriented mixing and mastering of all clients audio and visual materials using multiple platforms, plugins, Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic, Sony Vegas Pro, etc.
❖ Balanced and budgeted all accounting related to individual clients, projects, engineering, and functionality of the studio
❖ Assess individual students abilities, techniques, and goals in order to ensemble functional bands in multiple stylings including but not limited to: rock, pop, blues, jazz, metal, and funk ❖ Coordinate schedules and teach both individual and groups in beginning to advanced guitar, bass guitar, as well as vocals, and beginning to remedial drums ❖ Establish new clientele while promoting the school and maintaining the office by answering phones, scheduling lessons / sessions, and signing up new members for class packages ❖ Created and implemented curriculums and a model of teaching to promote student self-sufficiency and band leadership with students of all developmental and cognitive functioning ❖ Recording room technician, assisted in writing and composing band music as well as recording and producing students work+ Read More
❖ Lead guitar lesson groups to children and youth age six to thirteen in a camp hosting more than 1000 children ❖ Supervise and run camp sing - a - longs, teach children camp songs and performance techniques for talent shows, and provide musical support to build camp morale ❖ Safely transport children, families, and camp personnel to neighboring camp locations, field trips, and appointments as needed ❖ Assist in the on-going maintenance needs of the 110 acre campground to include but not limited to building and assembling activity equipment, facility tear down, and cleaning+ Read More
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This guy is much more than a guitar teacher :)
Probably the best there is.
I know Shai for many years and he is an amazing friend and incredibly dedicated musician! If you want to work hard at guitar, or musicin general, get those chops and timing going, flamenco, whatever it is, Shai is the man!!