Shawn Fleming

Shawn Fleming

About Shawn Fleming

Shawn Fleming started playing guitar at the age of 14. He studied classical guitar at Combs College of Music and Florida Atlantic University for four years. After completing his studies he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his musical career.

For four years, Shawn worked as a professional musician playing with with various musical acts. The groups would mostly play bar gigs, weddings, parties, corporate events, and receptions. To supplement his income, Shawn began teaching guitar for Larry Little at Ace Music in 1996. He taught there for two years before moving to his current studio, Truetone Music.

Over the past 13 years, Shawn has taught over a 1000 students. Some of Shawn’s clients have included singer/songwriters Sophie B. Hawkins, Jill Sobule, and Eric Benet. As well as guitarists Chris Schifflet of the Foo Fighters, and Jason Orm who performs and records with Alanis Morrisette.

Although Shawn spends most of his time teaching, he also performs on a regular basis in many different ensembles. His quartet “Fleming and Friends” plays straight ahead jazz and is available for bookings.

What differentiates us

What differentiates me us that we strive to provide guitarists of all levels a comprehensive, easy-to-use reference guide that is intuitive, fun and inspiring. We update our site on a regular basis and implement feedback from our users and contributing staff. We work hard to provide quality content that is reliable, accurate and easy to understand.

How we were trained

Shawn Fleming studied classical guitar at Combs College of Music and Florida Atlantic University.

Why we love what we do

We love what we do because we love music. We love to teach the best methods of guitar to our clients and provide them with quality content that is easy to understand and follow.

714 Santa Monica Blvd,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business Hours:
By appointment only

Yelp Reviews (13) Yelp

Shawn Fleming is not only a sick musician but truly has the gift of teaching! As a songwriter, I had only ever written with the piano and it was al... read more

Shawn is a great teacher who genuinely enjoys teaching. An excellent player, he teaches anything you want to learn--jazz, rock, blues, R&B, and mo... read more

Shawn Fleming has been an amazing teacher for our son who moved through several teachers. Shawn challenges him constantly while improving and broad... read more

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