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Shawn G.
Orange, California
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I teach electric bass in many styles including rock, pop, funk and jazz.
About Shawn G.

Shawn has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at his home studio and online. Shawn has helped students go from no musical knowledge to giving public performances. Shawn received his training at the UC, Irvine where he received his Bachelor of Music and Cal State, Fullerton where he received a Master’s degree in Music. Shawn has released two self-produced, original jazz albums with a third album being released in 2020. Shawn teaches and performs on guitar, and electric and upright bass. He is proficient in genres including pop, rock, jazz and classical. As an expert in his field, Shawn looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Shawn’s teaching style focuses on engaging the student and making learning fun. He feels that sparking a student’s interest is key to their success. As a lifelong learner of music, he has a vast array of knowledge to draw upon.

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Shawn G.
Orange, California
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I teach electric bass in many styles including rock, pop, funk and jazz.
About Shawn G.

Shawn has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at his home studio and online. Shawn has helped students go from no musical knowledge to giving public performances. Shawn received his training at the UC, Irvine where he received his Bachelor of Music and Cal State, Fullerton where he received a Master’s degree in Music. Shawn has released two self-produced, original jazz albums with a third album being released in 2020. Shawn teaches and performs on guitar, and electric and upright bass. He is proficient in genres including pop, rock, jazz and classical. As an expert in his field, Shawn looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Shawn’s teaching style focuses on engaging the student and making learning fun. He feels that sparking a student’s interest is key to their success. As a lifelong learner of music, he has a vast array of knowledge to draw upon.

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Great first lesson! Got me going and feeling comfortable. He has vast experience, and comfortable teaching style, but keeps me moving forward. Very Happy!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Student's home

Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening.

Posted Jun 2, 2017
Teacher's Studio

He is a very patient teacher and really goes the extra mile when it comes to explaining things I'm having trouble with.

Posted Jun 2, 2017
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Bassist
Mar 2017 - Present
L.A. Swing Barons
The L.A. Swing Barons is a regularly performing professional swing orchestra. We play primarily the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Our debut album was released November of 2017. Hear it for free at https://www.swingbarons.com/buy-the-cd I play bass on all tracks.
Bassist
Aug 2016 - Present
The Mercy Stone
The Mercy Stone is a 12-piece ensemble that is breaking the boundaries between the worlds of rock, jazz, and classical music. Performing all original instrumental compositions, The Mercy Stone’s music possesses all the intricacies of a finely tuned contemporary-classical chamber ensemble and the energy of a high-octane rock band. I play both pizzicato and arco in this classical-inspired music. https://www.themercystonemusic.com/ We have made several music videos in which I appear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD0Q4C6bUFA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0KYycnNrUU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrrgmGT38
Bassist
Jan 2004 - Present
Shawn Graham Quintet
My band plays mostly west coast style quintet swing. We have recorded two albums. I composed half of the tunes on our first release and all of the tunes on our second release. Of course, I played bass on all the tunes. Hear them at CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/shawngraham https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/shawngrahamquintet
Music Instructor
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
California Music Studios
Taught guitar, bass and piano.
Master of Music
Jul 2014 - May 2018
California State University - Fullerton
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of California - Irvine
Associate of Arts - Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Santa Ana College
Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering
Aug 1982 - Dec 1987
University of Colorado - Boulder
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Professional Proficiency
Japanese Language Proficiency Test - Level 2
Dec 2008
Japan Foundation
Japanese Language Proficiency Test - Level 3
Dec 2006
Japan Foundation

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