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Eugene Shapiro


My Teaching style incorporates encouragement and personalized approach to every student! I care about my students!

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Master's degree in Music from UNLV

Favorite Bands

Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Charlie Parker, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Deep Purple, Brian McKnight, Bob Marley, Horace Silver, Joe Pass

Favorite Instruments


Musical Interests

Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, Classical, Flamenco

Performance Experience

Over 30 years of professional performing experience as a guitarist, Over 30 years of a performing experience as a bandleader

Specialties / Genres Taught

Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, R&B, Flamenco, Improvisation, Jazz Improvisation, Songwriting, Music Composition, Music Theory, Music Fundamentals

Teaching Experience

Over 30 years of teaching experience, From college to music schools, Rec centers to music stores, to private lessons

About Eugene Shapiro

Eugene Shapiro is a guitarist, composer, arranger, bandleader/manager, and educator. He holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and teaches guitar for the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).  Eugene is proficient in many styles of music, such as Traditional Swing Jazz, Latin Jazz, Fusion/Funk,  Smooth Jazz, Jazz-rock, Rock, Pop, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Progressive Rock, as well as Songwriting, Composition, Improvisation, and Music Fundamentals/Musis Theory.

Eugene Shapiro also leads a Las Vegas based Jazz quartet called the Shapiro Project. The Shapiro Project has three albums to their credit with his original compositions, “True Colors” (TNC Jazz Recordings) and “Open Road" (C&P), and "Planet X" (C&P). Eugene Shapiro and the Shapiro Project have appeared at many music and Jazz festivals, including Spirit of Music Festival in San Francisco, CA, Lionel Hampton Jazz festival in Moscow, ID, Fremont Street Jazz Festival in Las Vegas, NV, and the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference (IAJE) in Los Angeles, CA.

Eugene Shapiro is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He has received numerous awards from the Nevada Arts Council, including two Fellowships in Jazz Composition in 2004 and 2010, ASCAPLUS Jazz and Pop awards, and an honorable mention in the Billboard Songwriting Contest. Eugene is a published author of the “Beginning Guitar Book” (Kendall Hunt Publishing).

He has shared the stage with such renowned Jazz musicians and composers as Michel Legrand, Walt Weiskopf, Carl Fontana, Art Van Damme, Jiggs Wigham, Ed Soph, Stefan Karlsson, and Tom Warrington.

Eugene Shapiro is endorsed by Thomastik-Infeld strings, Martin Guitars, Radial Engineering Ltd., and AMT Electronics.

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