Welcome to Shawn Bell’s teaching platform Bell Tone Brass Studio. Shawn is currently accepting students of all ability levels for private trombone and euphonium lessons, along with beginning and intermediate level tuba students. Jazz improvisation lessons are also available for all wind instruments. In addition to lessons, Shawn is available for clinics, masterclasses, and other small and large ensemble coaching by appointment.
“My teaching style is highly tailored to each student’s individual needs and musical goals. I strive not only to teach my students about the technical aspects of playing a brass instrument, but also to challenge them to think critically about the music they perform and listen to. I believe this fosters a level of engagement that serves students as both young musicians and life-long patrons of the arts.”
As a guest conductor for our WMU Jazz Orchestra he directed with focus and precision.
Shawn has clear goal setting for his students which allows them to know exactly what areas to focus on as well as the exercises and tricks to improve those areas.
It was inspiring to...observe how in a 1.5-hour class he was able to include a rather in depth discussion of a variety of subjects including basic theoretical materials (minor-scale chords & chord extensions) and lyric writing, involving great examples and constant interaction with highly motivated students.