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About Travis Shelby

Travis Shelby
Travis Shelby
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Manchester, NH
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Ukulele
Education: BM in Music Berklee College of Music Class of 2011
Performance Experience: Numerous performances all around New England, public and private events.
Teaching Experience: Experienced in teaching all ages from beginner to advanced. Taught numerous private lessons and group classes. Successfully coached many student ensembles.
Teaching Philosphy: My job as a music teacher is to guide the student to the skills they need to undertake whatever musical goal they aspire to. I offer a relaxed easy going approach with an emphasis on musical fundamentals such as listening, creativity and expression. Students will acquire among other things proper instrument technique, deep sense of rhythm and useful applications of music theory. All these skills are learned in service of playing whatever type of music you want to play.

Get to know Travis Shelby

Travis was born and raised in NH. Having enjoyed listening to music his whole childhood, he started playing guitar in middle school in 2002. Initially inspired by bands like Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, he was soon exposed to other forms of American music like blues and jazz.  After playing all through high school and taking lessons with great local musicians like George Westbay and Art Matthews, Travis enrolled in Berklee College of Music in 2008. While at Berklee, Travis was fortunate to study with some of the college’s best teachers. These included David Newsam, John Baboian and Brett Wilmott. In his final year of Berklee, Travis began studying under world class virtuoso jazz guitarist Richie Hart. Richie taught Travis the fundamentals of what shape’s his teaching philosophy today…. Learning to use your ears, developing good rhythm feel and playing with other people as much as possible. The profound impact of these lessons on Travis is on going to this day. Travis graduated with honors from Berklee in 2011. After graduation, Travis started teaching and performing professionally all throughout NH. He has taught all ages and all abilities at this point. Travis has taught private lessons, group lessons and coached numerous ensembles.  Travis has taught at academic institutions such as Rivier University, NHTI and the Manchester school district. Travis also teaches at various music schools throughout southern NH. When he is not teaching, Travis can be found performing with his own band, Queen City Soul or playing in various sideman gigs. Travis also enjoys collecting vinyl and CD’s.

Travis Shelby teaches at:
18 March Ave
Manchester, NH 03103
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