About Shayne Bernstein
Born in NY and now living in Florida, I have always had a drive for success. I have developed a huge appreciation for all forms of music, from Jazz to Metal. My true passion is metal. I started my musical path by taking piano lessons at home. The whole time though, I had my eye on an acoustic Yamaha CS40 that was laying around the house.
I transferred my piano skills to the guitar and have not looked back. With the help of a very prominent jazz musician and founder of the Tampa Bay Jazz Festival, Mr. Maurice Allen, I was introduced to a whole new world of Jazz and Blues that I didn’t even know existed. To this day I still credit Mr. Allen for his inspiration and total immersion into music. I continue to draw inspiration from the likes of Dave Brubeck Quartet, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Buckethead, etc. My love for music does not end with the classics.
After snagging my older brother’s iPod and hearing Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”, I instantly knew that the electric guitar was my passion.