At G4 Guitar School, Brookline, we offer acoustic and electric guitar classes for ages four to adult, and bass guitar or double bass classes for ages seven to adult. We have different programs for different ages and abilities.
The G4 GUITAR METHOD is based around the 80/20 Principle which says that 80% of results come from just 20% of your efforts. By focusing on the 20% which we call 'The 7 Essential Skills of Guitar' you will succeed much sooner with much less effort. Most guitar method books were written decades ago and are rarely, if ever updated. With 50+ guitar schools around the world, our method is constantly updated using feedback from our ever-growing network of teachers.
For bassists we have the B4 BASS METHOD, based on the structure of the G4 GUITAR METHOD, combined with the legendary Stinnett Music books, and specifically tailored to double bass or electric bass.
Shane is a very respectful, professional, and helpful teacher. He clearly has a lot of experience with both playing the guitar and teaching. He patiently guides you towards a clear path of what you want to achieve. Shane encourages you to be skills-based, so that you form good habits and understand the language of music before you start tinkering around on the guitar and learning songs on Youtube. After 5 weeks of private lessons, I feel like I have a good basis of skills and knowledge so that I can continue learning guitar properly. I highly recommend his services. More...
Shane is an awesome instructor, he makes guitar learning an amazing experience rather than a routine class. He pays close attention to what we do every step of the way, he sends follow up emails and also a structural way of practicing to make it easier to learn.
My 16 year old son is loving the guitar lessons with Shane Allessio. He's made so much more progress than we anticipated, and is excited to keep on learning. Highly recommend Shane and the G4 method. More...
Shane is amazing and the G4 method really helps you make progress. I´ve been trying to learn guitar (and quitting) for years,. This method is really practical and in just 5 weeks you can see progress, and get some skills under your belt. More...
As the program director of G4 Guitar International and I can personally endorse Shane Allessio. Shane is one of our most experienced teachers and is not only an exceptional teacher but an outstanding musician.
Classes are very systematic, learning plan is well thought of. Its a good place to learn guitar.
Jen Pagano Albrecht
We HIGHLY recommend Shane and The G4 Guitar School. Our 6 year old had no prior formal music classes before picking up his electric guitar with Shane but has quickly learned some basics and continues to make progress through Shane’s well paced method. Don’t think twice - sign up if you’re interested! More...
10/10 Would recommend Shane to anyone who really wants to learn to play guitar ! I’ve learned so much from him and even when I was struggling a with guitar he offered me a free class to catch up , he’s really the best ! Feeling lucky to have someone as talented as Shane for a teacher. More...
I am taking lessons with Shane. He is patient and helpful. I do not have any earlier experience in playing guitar, but I am seeing improvement after my initial 1-1 classes.
Highly recommend! I started taking lessons around two months ago and the G4 guitar method definitely keeps you motivated and is very effective. The way the course is structured makes it easy to fit into a busy schedule as well. Shane is awesome & is very patient and encouraging! More...
I'm having a wonderful experience with the teacher Shane.Lessons are enjoyable and I can see my improvement.After the five weeks with one to one lessons I joined a group of other four students and I can say now it is even more stimulating.Strongly recommended for beginners because classes really help you to learn the basics correctly. More...
Excellent instructor! Shane genuinely cares for his students' experience learning the guitar and is extremely flexible with his hours to accommodate his students' schedules. The group lessons are extremely fun as we get to play popular songs and can even request ones we want to learn. More...
10/10 would recommend Shane to anyone looking to play. His prices are super affordable and his teaching style is awesome and has really improved my practicing each and everyday! Shane is really organized , pateint and knowledgeable. Feeling lucky to have him as a teacher! More...
I started taking lessons with Shane through the 5 Week Introductory Special. Shane has done an excellent job at determining my level of play and adjusting the course to fit my needs. The course is structured in a way that you develop a solid foundation of knowledge and skill during the lesson and then fine tune at home through practice. After only two lessons, I am already beginning to feel a lot more comfortable and confident with the instrument. The quick progress is very motivating which is important when taking up a new hobby. I would recommend Shane and the G4 guitar school to anyone interested in learning guitar for the first time or improving previous skills. More...
There is a proper curriculum and is set to track progress over a period of time. Class time seems to be well organized.
Shane is a great instructor. Very patient, knowledgeable, and helpful.
I am looking forward to take more classes with Shane. He is awesome. The course structure is very well organized.
Sudhir Gopal T
Most of the guitarists I listen to have had great teachers training and inspiring them. This motivated me to really join a Guitar school and be taught by a professional teacher. I was told by a friend of mine to get in touch with G4 Guitar School and I was all excited to finally join. My happiness sky'rock'eted when I got to know Shane Allessio, a professional Jazz musician, was going to be my guitar teacher. Trust me, it's great to be taught by a professional musician. Shane is very patient, yes this is what I looked for as an absolute beginner! He loves teaching as much as he loves playing music. Shane has taught me new tricks, ways to play guitar, and already in my 5th month now, I am getting very comfortable playing chords, scales, and most importantly songs :). He makes sure you're practising every single day, which shows his strong interest in you learning faster. I strongly recommend this school for anyone at any age. I am totally satisfied with my learning and it gives me such immense joy to strum my guitar everyday. Thanks to Shane and the G4 method. More...
G4 Guitar Method is such an efficient way that my 8-year-old son started his learning only 3 months ago and now he has jumped to Junior Level 2 and has learned 4 songs. Using this method, it seems easy to learn Guitar.
And the teacher Shane Allessio is awsome. He's so patient with my son's many whys and manages the class very well. He makes the kid's learning fun and fruitful as well. My son always feels excited to learn with Shane and his fingers often itch for playing Guitar now.
So lucky to learn with Shane using G4 Guitar Method. More...
Shane is the best teacher! I highly recommend his lessons - he is fun, laid back, but also pays close attention and knows where you are as a student, making sure you're having fun with it. He is professional, engaged, responsive and a very talented, expert musician himself. Choose G4 with Shane in Brookline if you want to learn guitar - you will not regret it! More...
I have been taking lessons from Shane for 7 weeks now, and am so excited to be learning guitar. I was definitely a bit intimidated as an adult who has never played before. Shane's style has made me feel confident while learning the basics but also teaching in a way that helped me learn my first song already. I can't recommend him enough. More...
I was very please with Shane's style of teaching. Very patient and knowledgable. Was able to deal with a very active 5-year old.
Shane is awesome! My 4 year old son has loved learning guitar with him!
As the founder of G4 I would like to personally endorse Shane Allessio. Shane has been a certified G4 Guitar teacher since 2014 when he was located in the UK. Shane recently started his new Brookline school so I wish him well and encourage anyone wishing to learn guitar no matter what age to give Shane a call. More...