Guitar Lessons

with Charles Shipley

Charles Shipley

Instruments: Guitar
Days Available: Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

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Ready to sign up for private lessons with Charles? Please send us an email to with the name of the student, age, the preferred day(s) for lessons, and a short message about why he or she would like to take lessons!

Get to know Charles Shipley:


Performing Experience – Various solo and ensemble vocal and/or guitar venues. A cappella vocal ensembles for church, concerts, live stage shows, musicians, studio, special occasions.

Teaching Experience – Over 35 years of teaching experience. Teaching students to achieve mastery of their instrument, musicianship, and music history. Many successful students who have gone on to have successful careers in music or just having the knowledge and tools to enjoy enriching musical experiences.

Directing Experience – A cappella ensembles, choirs, stage shows, bands, musical revues, church music ministries, arts support groups, arts festivals, etc.

Education – B.S. Towson University, 1981.

Individual Instruction – Guitar: Larry Wooldridge, Gus Harris;

Voice: Fred Petrich, Forrest Barrett


Why did you become a music teacher?

“I have always taught, even as a kid I taught my friends anything that I had learned and they had not learned. I became a music teacher because I was asked by people who heard me play.”


What is your coolest musical experience so far?

“If by coolest moments you mean satisfying experiences, I have a lot of them, both in performance and teaching.”