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Music Teacher Shea Welsh Inducted to Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame

New Roads music teacher and former parent Shea Welsh was recognized by his home state with an induction into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Shea has played alongside the industry's top producers and shared the stage with many of the world’s finest musicians including The Edge, guitarist from U2, and Flea, bassist of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Shea can be heard on many film and television shows including The Disney Movie Cloud 9. Shea is also prolific in the jazz world. He is a Blujazz Recording Artist and released his debut recording Arrival in 2017.

Passionate about working with young people, Shea founded The Shea Welsh Institute of Jazz for middle and high school student-musicians. He is a USC Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar faculty member, and has written two instructional books.

"I am very thankful for the mentors and teachers I had along the way that not only shared their knowledge with me and guided me, but also held me accountable when my work wasn't up to standard. I very willingly now accept that role and seek to share with my students my joy of music making and the idea that it becomes more and more fun the better you get at it!"

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New Roads School is a college preparatory K-12 private independent school in Santa Monica, CA, serving over 650 school age children from the greater Los Angeles area. New Roads School provides an inspired educational program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.