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Shawn Butler

Owner & Founder/Instructor
  • Bass

  • Guitar

  • Drums

  • Mandolin

  • Bodhran

  • Voice

  • Piano

  • Synth

  • Ableton

  • Beat making 

  • Beginner Violin

  • Songwriting 

  • Band Builder


Born and raised here in Newfoundland, Shawn has spent most of his life studying, teaching and performing music. Starting at age 8 he began with voice and guitar lessons. Soon finding a love with the bass and drums as well. Shawn Studied music at University, attended a number of education courses and has studied with numerous teachers for Bass, Guitar, Drums, Piano, and Voice.


Along the way Shawn has picked up Mandolin, Bodhran, and a number of other instruments. Playing with acts such as: The Cassandra Hoskins Band, Stixx and Stones, The Singles, Edison Lane, Crowders, The RMD, The Rovineer’s, Jagged Edge, The Frequency Jazz Collective, all kinds of private functions, festivals and many other events, has allowed for Shawn to add a lot of performance aspects to his teaching. Being a songwriter and a improvising musician brings a creative element to his lessons. At this point he has taught over 100 songwriters. Many who still write and record their music all around Canada.  

Shawn has a successful list of students who have went away to study music, perform and tour with bands, record their own albums, and much more. Teaching for over 17 years, and owning a school for the past 10 years shows his organizational skills and dedication to music and his students.

Shawn also teaches in the day time at Frequency. This includes all ages and all different styles of music. For more information please write us here on the website or simply call or text (709) 691-5715.

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