Shane Dähler was given his first set of drums at the age eight. He developed his craft in high school marching band, playing many percussive instruments. He accepted a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Shane has studied with Billy Hart, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Ramsay, and Rakalam Bob Moses. He is now pursuing his Bachelor’s in Business Management at the University of Massachusetts, with honors.
Shane regularly performs as a sideman and leader, and has appeared at the Blue Note in Amsterdam, The Tabernacle in London, and the Woodstock Opera House in Chicago. As a member of the Siparia Deltones Steel Orchestra directed by Akinola Sennon, Shane travels to Trinidad and Tobago annually to participate in the Cousoumeh Festival. He also teaches masterclasses on modern percussion technique and American Drum lineage, and is credited on the album “Cousoumeh,” released in 2016 by Ropeadope Records.
Shane both intellectually and emotionally understands the underlying thematic life forces of the music he plays. His talent is strengthened by attention to detail and a dedication to perfection. His mission is to use music as a catalyst for social and cultural awareness, in hopes of achieving peace and prosperity for all.
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced