Our son took lessons from Shawn for about three years and Shawn was a stand out instructor. He was able to tailor a learning program that challenged as well as kept our student involved and motivated to learn. Shawn is a highly accomplished musician and a outstanding teacher as well. If you are looking for a percussionist Shawn can excel in any music style with authority. As a teacher, he is able to transfer that knowledge and keep the learning exciting and interesting.

John H.

Our son Tyler took lessons from Shawn for many years. We went to a few other teachers before stumbling upon Shawn. Tyler was a very young musician (age 6), and lot of teachers were not willing to teach him. Shawn was patient enough to work with him and modify traditional lessons to accommodate what we and Tyler wanted to achieve musically. Tyler flourished and has enjoyed a very impressive musical life. 

Not only was Shawn an excellent teacher, we found he was also a very nice guy who was personable and made the lessons fun.

MaryAnn G.



My son loves taking drum lessons with Shawn! He's enthusiastic, committed, talented, reliable and lots of fun. My son has made tremendous progress under Shawn's guidance.

Joanne W.


Shawn has been teaching drums to our son, Daniel, for 7 years. He is a kind, patient and fun teacher. Shawn taught him to read music for the drums, piano and xylophone and has worked with him on all those instruments. He helps him with his school band drum music and he just qualified for the honors wind ensemble at his high school. Daniel enjoys working with Shawn and has made great progress as a result of Shawn's dedication and teaching.

Katy And Jim H.


Shawn is an excellent teacher. He gave my son drum lessons for several years and my son made a lot of progress. He was professional, fun and energetic.

Karen C.


Shawn is a wonderful drums teacher! He is very knowledgable, reliable and makes the lessons fun and interesting. He has been my sons drums teacher for the past 3 years. I highly recommend him.

Maria G.