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Teaches Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon

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Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Areas of Instruction

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon


Gordon Shaffer is a former member of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, D.C., the army’s premier support unit for the President, U.S. Congress and visiting world heads of state. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from The Catholic University of America, he has amassed a lifetime of experience not only as a performer but as an adjudicator, teacher and clinician as well with extensive knowledge of musical styles including concert band, symphony orchestra, musicals, swing and jazz band. Mr. Shaffer has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl to name a few, as well as at renowned venues throughout Europe, Asia and Australia, appearing with such diverse talent as Dean Martin, Bob Hope, country western singer Clint Black, Marie Osmond, operatic star Kathleen Battle and famed newsman Walter Cronkite. His proficiency on multiple instruments has allowed him to perform with not only orchestras such as the Pueblo Symphony, Arlington (Va) Symphony and the Central Ohio Symphony but with jazz and big bands such as the Harry James Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Rick Brunetto Big Band and the Springs Contemporary Jazz Band. “Studying music should not only be an inspiring and enriching experience, but one that is enjoyable, motivational and gratifying for both student and instructor. It is my definitive responsibility to provide each student with the knowledge, fundamentals and proper techniques necessary to achieve his or her goals, and my longstanding desire to instill an appreciation and love of music that will last a lifetime. “ 
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