Shimon Ben-Shir Welcomes you



Welcome to Shimon's Studio

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


I have been on the music scene for the past 25 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. My cds Shades, Ways, Encounters, and the recently recorded IV, have received excellent reviews.

I teach bass and guitar privately at my studio in Acton, and

I'm also a faculty member of the John Payne Music Center in Brookline, teaching private lessons as well as adult jazz and blues ensembles.

My teaching career has been varied. From Public Schools at the elementary and junior high level, to conservatories.

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.
I encourage my students to practice, participate, listen to all styles of music. 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.







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