Shaun began playing tuba during his last year at secondary school. He joined Swindon Pegasus Brass (a 1st Section Brass Band) and then the NYBB a year later under the direction of Colin Shiner. He then studied for a BA (Hons) degree in music at Colchester Institute, under the direction of Michael Clack.
Shaun taught for a year at Wells Cathedral School as a practice supervisor, and was conductor of a number of small ensembles. He then went on to study for a MA in Music Performance, under the direction of Nicholas Hitchin (ENO) at Colchester Institute School of Music.
Shaun has worked as a peripatetic brass teacher for a number of years with the Swindon Music Co-operative, Wiltshire Music Service, Bath & North East Somerset Music Service, and Northamptonshire Music Service. Shaun has been heavily involved with music in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area. He was invited to work as Musical Director with Andrew Hall, Sir John Dankworth and Cleo Laine for Her Majesty, The Queen’s visit to Milton Keynes Stadium, and has performed as principal tuba in Northamptonshire Orchestral Winds in Carnegie Hall and Central Park.
Shaun has worked as a director with a number of bands including Broseley Brass (as a deputy conductor), Broseley Development Band, Secklow Brass (as a deputy conductor), Towcester Studio Band, Wolverton Town Band, Bravura Brass Ensemble (BBE) and Fantini Chorus. Shaun is currently Musical Director at Hook Norton Brass Band.
Shaun has worked in a number of Secondary Schools in the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire areas. He is writing a number of educational materials, including a brand new theory course called Un-Dreary Theory (which is available on Amazon), and is developing materials for a Udemy Course as well as writing a blog for brass players called What Brass Players Want.