Shawn is an Undergraduate Oboe student at Rowan University. He is constantly striving to learn more about Oboe and the world of music.
He loves teaching private lessons and has a passion for seeing my students excel in music as they improve themselves!
Shawn currently plays Oboe for Rowan University's Orchestra & Wind Ensemble. And also with the Philadelphia Sinfonia
Has played with the Atlantic Pops Community Band.
My focus for lessons is developing in students a strong foundation in their tone, articulation, reading and musicality right from the get-go regardless of their age. Music I believe is a disciplined art-form which can only be perfected from proper lessons and practice.
I honestly may not have as much experience as others on this site since I am still in school for music, but I have a cheaper rate and put my absolute best effort in each and every student I have in order to teach them everything that I know. I believe that with my teaching method I can successfully start off beginning musicians allowing them to play more musically and artistically right from the beginning!
I currently focus primarily on teaching beginning musicians.
I have spent some years working with students in between 4th and 12th grade at my local Christian School. I mainly focus on teaching the woodwind players. I am very good at helping kids that are just starting out and are not sure what they can do with their instrument in terms of embrouchure, rythym, intonation, and articulation. My focuses are in Oboe and Saxophone performance and teaching. I have studied with David Schneider, Principal Oboist of the Philly Pops , Joe Rotella, Robert Portnoy, and currently study with Dr. Mark Snyder at Rowan University.
I was the 1st Chair Oboist of the Atlantic Pops in New Jersey. We have 3 concerts a year and frequently feature guest artists and conductors.
I play Oboe/English Horn with The Philadelphia Sinfonia as of March 2017.
I attend Rowan University for Music Education with a focus in Oboe and Saxophone as my secondary.
My focus for lessons is developing in students a strong foundation in their tone, articulation, reading and musicality right from the get-go regardless of their age.