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About Minesh Shah

Minesh Shah
Minesh Shah
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Wayne, NJ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: UMass Lowell Bachelor of Music Montclair State MFA +30 William Paterson Jazz Pedagogy Masters in education
Performance Experience: Freelance Trombone
Teaching Experience: 12 years Band Director 25 years teaching private lessons
Teaching Philosophy: Fun, goal oriented and collaborative

Get to know Minesh Shah

Minesh is a band director on a break while he gets his Masters in Education with a Conducting concentration. As an undergrad he was privileged to study as Willis Traphagan’s final student. For Minesh, “Trap” inspired a passion for Brass Pedagogy which has been the core of his career. Since then, he has studied exclusively within the Alessi coaching tree including James Markey who is the Principal Bass Trombone Boston Symphony. Minesh is heavily involved in avocational music as he is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Ramsey Wind Symphony. 


Minesh is an active sneaker collector and is curating a collection of fashionable Adapt sneakers as a resource for disabled people. He loves driving around Jefferson NJ in his Jeep with his dogs Davross and Straxx (only when Straxx is being a goodboy) with the music ALMOST inappropriately loud. 


In his personal life, Minesh is Chase’s best friend and is lucky to be married. Even more lucky his wife Kara said yes to letting him teach marching band again.

Minesh Shah teaches at:
661 Hamburg Tpke Unit 5
Wayne, NJ 07470
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