WRITER • DRUM INSTRUCTOR • RECORDING ARTIST
DRUMMING • RECORDS • PRODUCING
Shawn's contemporary jazz recordings have been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine and highlight renowned musicians and artists from around the world. His music fuses together traditional and contemporary styles mixed with complex meters, solos, grooves and atmospheric synths.
TEACHING • INSTRUCTION
Shawn teaches one to one and remote (via Zoom) drum lessons at his home Drum Studio in Clovis, CA.. Students from beginners to professionals make up a weekly roster of enthusiastic individuals of all ages, experience levels, backgrounds and musical interests.
Shawn's widely used drum method books have been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine. His latest work is a 10 book series focusing on multiple topics including: Rock, Jazz Phrasing, Drum Fills, Linear Drumming, World Styles, Coordination and Technique, Reading, EDM, Creative Time Stretching and Drumline Skill Sets.
ARRANGING • BAND • DRUM CORPS
Shawn's work (US and Int'l) with Band and Drum Corps includes drum set and drumline arranging, fully orchestrated band scores, indoor percussion shows and electronic soundscapes amassing over 10 World Championships and over 12 state (CA) Championships to date.
Shawn heads up a summer Drum School for students around the globe who are eager to improve their marching percussion skills.