Shimon Ben-Shir Welcomes you



Welcome to Shimon's Studio

Private and semi-private music lessons in guitar and bass.


A word from Shimon
I have been on the music scene for the past 19 years. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate, and during my musical career, I have played with great musicians in the New England area, local big bands, blues and world music groups. I lead my own group that is spirited, innovative, and musical. We regularly play in many venues in the greater Boston area. My cds "Shades", "Ways" "Encounters"received excellent reviews and the recently recorded "IV", is now available.

I teach bass and guitar privately at my studio in Acton, and group's guitar classes at the Acton Community Education program. I'm also a faculty member of the John Payne Music Center in Brookline, teaching adult jazz and blues ensembles.

My teaching career has been varied. From Public Schools at the elementary and junior high level to conservatories and a numerous private students.

I'm proud to say that some of my former students have perused a career in the music field, and are now playing with bands and orchestras.

I am proficient in and enjoy teaching many genres of music. I consider myself to be student of the arts and learn from others.
I encourage my students to practice, participate, listen or attend all styles of music performances. My method covers everything from traditional to contemporary styles, I hope to foster the joy of music for life in my students by introducing them to improvisation early on, and develop skills that will allow them to express more of themselves through the music. I believe music and art is important as Math, English, Science or any other important subject. I hope you feel the same.






Ben-Shir MusicContact: Tel: 617-852-6028