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About Shawn Whitmer

Shawn Whitmer
Shawn Whitmer
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Henderson, NV
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano
Education: M.M. in Theory / Composition; Concentration in Jazz B.M. in Jazz Studies; Concentration in Jazz Composition B.M. in Jazz Studies; Concentration in Jazz Performance
Performance Experience: This award-winning artist/composer/arranger has worked for over 40 years as a jazz and commercial pianist/keyboardist playing a wide range of music genres which include jazz and jazz fusion, gospel, blues, country, rock, and pop music. In the last 4 decades he has worked with artists and groups like Spyro Gyra, Tuck & Patti, Tony Guerrero, Eric Marienthal, Buddy Rich, Brandon Fields, and gospel vocalist Carver Cosse.
Teaching Experience: Over 40 years of Private/Group/Clinic instruction experience. Adjunct Professor of Jazz and Commercial Keyboard as well as Composition / Arranging for University Nevada, Las Vegas since 2016.
Teaching Philosphy: A well rounded approach to teaching should always be utilized to help the student understand music from either a performance, theoretical, or harmonic view point. Education should also be fun as well as educational.

Get to know Shawn Whitmer

Award winning artist Shawn Whitmer is currently a commercial/jazz piano as well as composition and arranging Professor at University Nevada, Las Vegas. Shawn has over 40 years of teaching experience in the classroom, privately, and in group settings teaching beginning to advanced piano, jazz theory, improvisation, jazz/commercial composition, and arranging. He believes in a well rounded education in order to create a strong musical foundation for beginning and intermediate students. Shawn is available for both in person as well as online teaching.

Shawn Whitmer teaches at:
643 N Stephanie St Suite 13
Henderson, NV 89014
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