Shawn is an undergraduate music student at Rowan University. He is constantly striving to learn more about Oboe and the world of music.
Shawn currently plays Oboe for Rowan University's Orchestra & Wind Ensemble. And also with the Philadelphia Sinfonia
Associate Principal Oboist Philadelphia Sinfonia.
Principal Oboist of Rowan University's Orchestra
1st Chair Oboist of the Atlantic Pops Community Band.
1 Full school year Volunteer Teaching 4th/5th Grade Band at Atlantic Christian School, NJ.
Studied Oboe with Joe Rotella, David Schneider, and Dr. Mark Snyder(Current Teacher at Rowan University).
Studied Saxophone with Robert Portnoy.
Honorable Mention 2nd Place Philadelphia Sinfonia Concerto Competition.
I handmake all of my Oboe Reeds - Pisoni Cane + Staple 47mm.
My Oboe is a Laubin#1067 great condition
I believe that music is a disciplined art form in which one cannot reach their full potential as a musician without proper lessons and practice.
My focus for lessons is developing in students a strong foundation in their tone, articulation, reading and musicality.
I take in beginning saxophonists and any oboists.
My lessons reflect what I believe to be a proper practice session in this exact order: [Scales, Etude, Solo Piece] Solo Piece can be replaced with ensemble music or anything else specific for the lesson. I have a strong belief that students should learn how to tune using a Drone rather than the basic needle point tuner.