Shane's passion for music began at a young age with his parents introducing him to the music of Motown and the rock, pop and soul music that they grew up on. He began studying piano at age 6 and dabbled in the pursuit of several other instruments before truly finding his place with guitar and choral music in high school.
"I have been lucky to have studied under some incredible teachers throughout my time in high school, at The University of Pittsburgh and New York University. The personal connection that is created through learning, playing, performing, and writing with others is the aspect of music I love the most. I currently play in two groups in Pittsburgh, a folk band Buffalo Rose and a psychedelic rock trio MANIC SOUL. I also host a jam session every Sunday at the Squirrel Hill Sports Bar and am involved with the local art and music collective Redfishbowl."