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Shane Allen is a guitarist, songwriter, touring artist and aspiring record producer. Like most young guitarists, Shane grew up learning classic rock songs from Tom Petty, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Jimi Hendrix. He started performing in bands and writing original music by age 15. In 2014 he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance and composition.

Shane’s approach to teaching primarily involves building a curriculum around a student’s musical interests. Through his work as an educator in CPS schools and private lessons, he has found that when students are learning things they're interested in, they actually want to practice and put in the work outside of lessons. Shane’s goal is to make learning guitar fun in a low-pressure environment.

Shane loves seeing students exceed their own expectations about learning a new instrument: “I think people are so surprised at how quickly they go from learning a couple of chords to being able to play guitar solos and understand music theory.” - Shane

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