Shane Scarazzini

Shane S.

New Windsor, NY

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Shane delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello everyone, my name is Shane Scarazzini! I am a professional guitarist; I have toured all over the United States with a variety of groups ranging from rock n' roll bands to theatrical productions and beyond!

While pursuing my music career, I also developed a passion for teaching the art of the guitar. Since 2011, I have taught students ranging from toddlers handling a guitar for the first time all the way to grown adults preparing to play in a live band!

I am looking forward to helping you enrich or begin your guitar journey! Welcome aboard!


Aug 2016 - Present
The Shane Scarazzini Band

An original trio performing in the styles of rock, blues, country, pop and beyond.

May 2016 - Present
Six String Professor

My private guitar teaching business! My lessons here at TakeLessons are the highlighted branch of my work.

Cast Member
Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes

Three-week musical theater production written and arranged in homage to Hank Williams Sr. by Jason Petty. I performed and portrayed the guitarist in "The Drifting Cowboys Band."

Lead Guitarist
Oct 2014 - Jan 2016
Aaron Owens Band

Full time guitarist in a national touring country/rock/blues group based in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Lead and rhythm guitar are my focusing points as well as both lead and background vocals.

Lounge Band Guitarist
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Carnival Cruise Lines

Lead and rhythm guitarist in the ship's promenade lounge band. A variety of music was performed, including country, rock and blues.

Guitar Instructor
Nov 2011 - Mar 2014
Talento Music Academy

Intuitive, hands-on guitar lessons to beginners of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Lead Guitarist
Jun 2012 - Feb 2014
Jason Casterlin Band

Full time guitarist in a six-piece country/rock band based in the Hudson Valley, New York.


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A real life example of an intense jam while I was out on the road in Wyoming last year!
With the legendary Charlie Daniels after a performance in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes
Sanford, North Carolina

Live in Monticello, Kentucky
Photo by Bryan Roberts

Allman Brothers medley live in Denver, Colorado.
Another clip from a show out in Cheyenne, Wyoming!
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3 Reviews

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Hank Aug 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Shane's guitar lessons opened everything up for me: quickly, he got me comfortable soloing anywhere on the fretboard. And music theory? He'll give you as much or as little as you want, always keeping it practical and immediately applicable to your playing. Taking lessons with Shane is a pleasure too. He's a gentleman and has a big heart and generous spirit!

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James Aug 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio

A common road block for talented, experienced performers is that they struggle with breaking down the basic fundamentals of their art form because they are so far past the basics, but this is not the case for Shane. He is receptive and clear in his explanations and he supports both successes AND mistakes as each are so valuable to learning any instrument. A very experienced guitarist and a flexible, helpful, inspiring teacher.

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Evan Aug 21, 2016
Guitar · In home

Shane is an all around great guy and it's a pleasure to learn with him and to know him. He is very receptive, thoughtful, kind, and patient, always willing to take the time to help out people that he knows. He has a heart of gold, and every single time that I have played music with him it has been a wonderful, rewarding experience and I always learn a lot even if it's not necessarily a guitar lesson, even when I jam with him I feel like I walk away a better guitarist and musician because he exuberates talent, class, and most of all: positivity. Take lessons with this man, you will not be disappointed.

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