- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The foundation of my teaching is the Smandl method. I also have a large library of classical and jazz books as well as tunes I have transcribed or lesson material I have written myself.
Let me help you get started on bass or refine your skills.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- June 2014
Shawn has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, 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 is pursuing a Master’s degree in Music.
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.
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 at CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/laswingbarons
I play bass on all tracks.
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.
We have made two music videos in which I appear:
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:
Taught guitar, bass and piano.
Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening.
He is a very patient teacher and really goes the extra mile when it comes to explaining things I'm having trouble with.
My daughter became interested in playing the bass guitar after seeing a friend perform in the Jazz Band concert at her school. After asking around, Shawn came highly recommended. He was nice, knowledgeable, dedicated to teaching and I was impressed with how kept my daughter engaged and motivated. He is someone I recommend highly.+ Read More
He has a lot of knowledge, and have passion for music. He is very nice and fun to talk. He speaks Japanese pretty well.