Music Lessons

Each private music lesson is catered to the individual’s interest and ability. We want our students to be excited about the music they’re learning!

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We offer weekly 30-min or 60-min private lessons for the following:

Double bass
Electric bass
French Horn

Composition / Arranging

How it works


Contact us to schedule a free trial lesson.

We will work with you to determine an available time slot and schedule a trial lesson with the teacher of your choice. This is to ensure the student is comfortable with the teacher and that the teacher can meet their needs and musical goals.

Lessons can be in-person or virtual. There is no cost to schedule a trial lesson and no obligation to continue lessons.


Complete your trial lesson and reserve your lesson time slot.

After the trial lesson, we will hold that same time slot for seven days to allow you to confirm and submit the required lesson contract paperwork to continue lessons.


Begin your private lessons at Shaun’s String Studio!

Once confirmed, the lesson schedule and billing invoice email will be sent. Lessons continue according to the schedule and are billed monthly.

Cancellation of private lessons can be requested in writing with a 2-week notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

All styles and all genres! We LOVE music and we want you to LOVE music too — we are not restricted to one single pedagogical approach. Lessons are catered to the individual students’ interest and goals. There are as many pathways to learning an instrument and to virtuosity as there are students who walk through our doors.

Our musical fundamentals are rooted in the traditional classical repertoire. We specialize in jazz, the American songbook, and everything else in between!

Private lessons occur once a week. We offer 30-minute and 60-minute sessions.

Shaun’s String Studio is solely a private music instruction studio. We do not rent or sell musical instruments, however, we can point you in the right direction. Please do not hesitate to ask!

Our studio space is large enough to abide by the CDC’s social distancing guidelines and recommendations. Our restroom facilities (single use), studio space, and entire building is cleaned and sanitized daily.

Shaun has taught our children for 5 years on bass, cello, and guitar. His consistent positive supportive demeanor has kept our children motivated — especially helpful during the covid and online education era.


Not only is Shaun a very talented musician and teacher, but he’s also been a very positive and motivating person in my life. He constantly encourages me to try my best and supports my goals in every way possible.


Shaun is a good listener; he always has a plan and extra energy to motivate you to play even when you don’t feel it that day. He finds ways to make you enjoy playing and you always end up leaving his class happy and inspired to play more.


Shaun has been our daughter’s bass teacher for five years. He has inspired her to achieve state and regional honors in both jazz and classical bass.


I like having lessons because Mr Shaun makes it super fun.


Shaun makes learning the double bass easier. He’s a lot of fun to work with he also inspired me to play the bass guitar.


Shaun has been a wonderful influence and teacher for our son with ADHD over the last five years, teaching him cello for his school's advanced orchestra and improv jazz on guitar.


Shaun is the best teacher I’ve ever had.


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Shaun’s String Studio is now Maple Avenue Fine Arts Academy! But don’t worry, our name is the only thing that’s changed. Same location, same people you love. 

As our studio has grown, so have our offerings. In addition to strings, we now teach piano, percussion, woodwinds, brass, and more! Thank you for your years of support. We are so excited to see what this next era brings!

Check us out at our new website below.