I am a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2011), with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) in Classical Percussion under the tutelage of Daryl Pratt and Richard Miller, and acquired a Diploma in Education from the University of New England in 2014.
As a trained classroom teacher, I completed practicums at Newington College, St Edwards College, and Asquith Girls High School. I am currently employed as a percussion tutor/Director of Drumline at Newington College, St Patrick's College Strathfield, OLMC Parramatta, and am also one of the founders of Dynasty Drumline, a Sydney-based entertainment group. With over 15 years of teaching experience, I am a passionate educator and have a deep curiosity for motivating students and discovering how each individual learns.
My previous accolades are for the successful theatre production The Rockshow, featuring the late Jon English, which won a MO Award for Best Rock Act 2012 (nominated alongside Guy
Sebastian, Thirsty Merc, Mental as Anything). The show was also nominated for an Aria in the Fine Arts category for 2012 Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Album, alongside such acts as Triple J and RockWiz.
I have also performed drums & percussion for world music group MKF, the band of acclaimed Pakistani songwriter Mahmood Khan, and played on their #1 Aria single 'Like the River', recorded live in the Sydney Opera House concert hall. I held the drummer chair position on Channel Seven's 'The Matty John's Show', working for the band 'ASTON', for the entire season.
Some of my past performance experience includes playing with and alongside such acts as Kate Cebrano, Daryl Braithwaite, Christian Anu, Kevin Borich, Normie Rowe, Dog Trumpet, Leo Sayer, and Jack Thompson. My business Dynasty Drumline has also been featured performed for Optus, Ferrari, IBM, Samsung, Arsenal Football Club, Nike, Mini, NRL, and has been seen on such TV shows as 'The Voice', 'The Living Room', and 'The Great Australian Spelling Bee'.
Shaun was recently added to the Dom Famularo's International Teachers List.
You can see Shaun playing regularly with the group 'Duke' in and around Sydney.