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About Eugene Shapiro

Eugene Shapiro
Eugene Shapiro
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Henderson, NV
Speaks: Hebrew, Russian, English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
Education: Master's Degree in Music (Jazz Studies) from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Performance Experience: Over 30 years experience in performing as Solo guitarist, as well as a bandleader/manager of the Shapiro Project Jazz Quartet.
Teaching Experience: Over 30 years of teaching experience in all group ages, from kids to adults. Teaching experiencer includes college, CCSD, music schools, music stores, and private lessons. Eugene teaches all levels, from beginner to advanced on guitar, bass guitar, as well as composition, songwriting, music theory/music fundamentals, and improvisation.
Teaching Philosphy: Individual approach to each student. Encouraging, caring and knowledgeable instructor who's goal is to open up the world of music to his students.

Get to know 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), “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 musicians and composers as Michel Legrand, Walt Weiskopf, Carl Fontana, Art Van Damme, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Sandy Duncan, Jiggs Wigham, Ed Soph, Stefan Karlsson, and Tom Warrington.

Eugene Shapiro is endorsed by Thomastik-Infeld Strings, Martin Guitars, Radial Engineering Ltd., Eminence Speaker LLC, and AMT Electronics.

Eugene Shapiro teaches at:
643 N Stephanie St Suite 13
Henderson, NV 89014
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