Shawn Simon

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Tricotism by Oscar Pettiford - Shawn playing Bass 

 


 

Music Coach

 Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass, Improvisation.

Shawn was born in Dover, Delaware and started taking piano lessons at the age of 9.  In the 5th grade, he learned the trumpet and continued to play all throughout high school.  At 16 years old, he taught himself the electric bass, and a year later, took lessons on the double bass.  He received his bachelors degree at East Carolina University in Jazz Performance where he studied jazz bass (both electric and double bass) under professor Carroll V. Dashiell, and took classical bass lessons from Leonid Finkelshteyen. 

At 24 years old, Shawn just received his Master's Degree at Towson University in music performance where he studied jazz bass under Jeff Reed.  Shawn has played in various bands all throughout the east coast including Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, and New York.  Currently, he is continuing to play at jazz clubs throughout Baltimore, and Washington D.C. and plays with the Ashley Mitchell Band, a top 40s pop group. He is versatile in a wide variety of genres and looks forward to sharing his experiences and knowledge with his students.