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About Shawn Villanueva

Shawn Villanueva
Shawn Villanueva
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Speaks: English, Spanish
Instructs: Music Theory, Trumpet
Education: Shawn attended the Osceola County School for the Arts for seven years and proceeded to further his education by obtaining a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.
Performance Experience: Music has given me the ability to travel the nation and create art with some of the best in the world. Some of these locations include: Lincoln Center in New York City, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, Ravinia in Highland Park Chicago, and even some locations close to home like the Orlando Convention Center, Disney Springs, Sea World, and the Amway Center. He currently performs and records with some of Central Florida's brightest talents.
Teaching Experience: Private Studio - 10 years
Teaching Philosophy: I am a firm believer in productive practicing. Students can sometimes feel like they aren't progressing and will feel like they hit a metaphorical wall. Through inspiration and productive practicing, students can continue to feel that hunger to improve and overcome their doubts or anxieties. Here is a quote that helps me put things into perspective. "Don't let seconds of fear, ruin hours of practice."

Get to know Shawn Villanueva

Shawn was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He found his passion for music on the guitar at the age of 9, but soon found a true calling for the trumpet in the 6th grade. Throughout his time at the Osceola County School for the Arts, he held lead positions in the top ensembles and several statewide jazz bands.

He then furthered his education by obtaining his bachelors in Jazz Performance at the Florida State University (FSU) where he studied under the director of the Count Basie Orchestra, Scotty Barnhart. During his time at FSU, he was lead trumpet and section leader in their top jazz ensembles.

He has performed across the country at major events such as the 2nd Inaugural Parade of President Obama in Washington DC. He has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards including being awarded the Outstanding Trumpet Soloist award at the Essentially Ellington Competition by Wynton Marsalis. Shawn currently performs and records throughout Central Florida and has plans to pursue a masters degree, in the future.

Shawn Villanueva teaches at:
1263 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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