Instructor
Joined in
2018

Shawn

Instructor

Teaches Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, String Bass, Guitar

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Languages Spoken

Japanese

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

The Mercy Stone, The Dasai Trio, Freelance

Performance Experience

Shawn has performed with Nicole Mitchell, Eric Dries, Chris Williams, Frank Membrila, Karl Aranjo, Jazz Attack Band, Lex Leigh, Laura Ochikubo, Dasai Trio, L.A. Swing Barons, The Mercy Stone, Newgate Chamber Orchestra, Reefer Madness the Musical (original), Irvine Valley College Big Band, Santa Ana College Big Band, Santa Ana College Symphony Orchestra, University of California - Irvine Big Band, California State University, Fullerton Big Band, California State University, Fullerton Jazz Orchestra, Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Areas of Instruction

Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, String Bass, Guitar

Teaching Experience

Shawn has taught students ranging in ages from 8 to 60 years old in both group and individual settings. His teaching competencies include classical bass, jazz bass, rock electric bass, guitar, as well as, note reading, music theory and composition. His lighthearted and fun approach to music foster student interest and motivation.

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Specialties / Genres Taught

jazz, classical, rock

About Shawn

Shawn has been playing professionally for over 30 years in various musical settings from dance rock bands to classical orchestras to jazz bands.  He has studied classical bass with Doug Basye and David Black, and jazz bass with Darek Oles and Luther Hughes. He has studied composition with Kei Akagi, Bill Cunliffe and Eric Dries.  In addition to bass, Shawn is competent on guitar and knowledgeable in piano playing.  He is a skilled sight reader, well versed in jazz and classical performance practice, with a good ear. 
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