Shon Morgan

Shon M.

Hamilton, OH

About Shon M.

Shon teaches: Ages 7 to 77
Special needs
Teaching since: June 1988
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

My Name is Shon Morgan. I was raised in a family who passed the art of music down from generation to generation. I studied music at Morehead State University and Musician’s Institute. I've been a touring and studio musician since the age of 16. I have been teaching music for more than 35 years. Many of my alumni that have gone on to become professional musicians and teachers themselves. My approach to music education is somewhat unique. I view music more like a language, as opposed to data entry. There are many musicians with little formal training who play an instrument so well you'd swear you can see smoke coming from their fingers. Let me tell you, they weren't born that way. They learned to speak the language of music.
You may have studied music before and given up because it was too difficult. Please know that's not uncommon. But I’m here to tell you, there is a better way! So if you've ever wanted to learn to play an instrument or sing, there is no better time than now.

Photos and Videos

Nothing is Impossible 2016 Denver Colorado

Experience

Lead Teacher
Jun 1996 - Present
Shon Morgan Music

I started Shon Morgan Music 20 years ago on Sunset Strip in Hollywood California and I along with different staff teachers over the years have taught well over 1000 students. I have since relocated from there and I'm focusing my business here on takelesson.com.

Touring Musician
Jan 1987 - Present
Shon Morgan Music

I have played and toured with many bands and musicians over the past 30+ years. I have played many styles of music including, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Pop, Country, Blue Grass, Gospel, R&B, Praise and Worship, Latin, Latin Funk, Fusion, and many combinations of all the afore mentioned. I have been blessed to have played with some famous and not so famous musicians. But what I can truly say is, the most important thing is, that I love what I do and I have crazy fun doing it. I continue to work with different projects and see no end in sight.

Worship Pastor
Aug 2009 - Jun 2016
Orchard Road Christian Center

I lead a volunteer music department of 40 people. We performed weekly for 4 services. I mentored and trained several musicians. both young and old, during my time there. Most all of them are playing are still involved there or they are playing in bands through out Denver Colorado. We also organized and recorded a city wide worship project available on itunes.

Music Teacher
Aug 2007 - Jan 2009
Front Range Christian School

I taught elementary, junior high and high school music. I organized and rehearsed 2 school choirs and 2 school bands. I also directed an after school music education program with over 100 students involved.

Education

Rock Fusion Performance
Aug 1991 - Jun 1992
Musician's Institute
Jazz Perormance
Aug 1989 - Dec 1990
Morehead State University

Languages Spoken

English
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher Certification
Jun 1992
Musician's Institute

I received a teacher's certification diploma

Affiliations

Nashville Songwriters Association International
Apr 2017

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.

eLearning Guild
Apr 2017

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

BMI
Jun 2015

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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