Aaron Shaul Faculty Profile

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Aaron  Shaul

Lecturer, Double Bass (Classical & Jazz)

Department of Music

Bassist Aaron Shaul has been an in-demand musician and educator in the Bay Area for 20 years. Well known for his musical diversity, Aaron is highly regarded for his ability to interpret the classics in professional Orchestras, improvise in all Contemporary and Jazz idioms, and meet the rigorous demands of high profile National Theater Tours.

His fluency on both Double and Electric bass has allowed Aaron a wide range of musical employment and recording opportunities. Contemporary highlights include opening for Pop Icons "Chicago", recording sessions for Skywalker Sound Studios, touring with "Hamilton, an American Musical", bassist for the classical crossover vocal sensation "Il Divo", and the string orchestra for the legendary "Eagles". Since 2017, he has been the bassist for the renowned "San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus", and is featured on the albums "Unbreakable" and "Songs of the Phoenix" (Skywalker Sound) by Tony & Grammy nominated composer Andrew Lippa. As a chamber musician, Aaron performs frequently with the "Range Quintet", a Candlelight Concert phenomenon featuring the music of "Radiohead" for String Quintet. Orchestral accomplishments include performing with the Berkeley, Oakland, Napa, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Stockton, Merced, Reno Symphony & Ballet Orchestras, Berkeley Opera, and Opera Cultura.

As a music educator, Aaron is a sought after Double Bass coach and clinician at many Bay Area public schools, including Berkeley High, Livermore High, Saratoga High, Mt. Eden High, Hayward High, James Logan High, Richmond High, and numerous Jr High schools. At the collegiate level, he has taught beginning low strings courses for Music Education degree programs at both CSU East Bay and Sonoma State University, and was staff accompanist for the vocal jazz choirs at Las Positas College under director Jim Heiner. For over a decade, Aaron has been the featured Bass Coach for the Hayward La Honda Music Camp, one of the Bay Area's premier music camps.

Residing in the East Bay Area, Aaron maintains a thriving private studio with a diverse range of students, and enjoys the challenges of preparing the next generation of bassists for success in an ever changing music industry. He received his AA degree from Mendocino College, and BA in Double Bass performance (cum laude) from CSU Hayward, where he studied with Patrick Klobas. Aaron is a proud member of AFM Local 6 and Local 12.

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