Shawn Patric Ferguson is a well-trained, well-studied and well-seasoned guitarist. Turning professional at the age of 16. Shawn has over 20 years of professional playing, writing and teaching experience.
Having studied and worked with some of the biggest names in Jazz, Rock and Classical music:
(Tommy Tedesco,Paul Gilbert,Gene Bertoncini,
Ron Carter,Mike Longo,David Del Tredici).
At the age of 25 SPF was nominated for an 'American Academy of Arts and Letters Award'
for his chamber compositions by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici.
Shawn has made it a priority to teach and share
his musical knowledge and experience with eager students of any age or playing level. GotChops Music
is based in Harlem, NYC and the business attracts many individuals all eager to learn and explore the art of making music.
Most recently SPF is currently finishing
up his 2nd solo album. SPF's first album 'The Way Forward' is a Jazz CD that is a coming together of all
the years of hard work and experience brought into
one collection of 10 originals and 2 standards.
Shawn Patric holds a BA in music composition and theory from The City College of New York.
As well as graduate studies in
counterpoint, composition and orchestral arranging.