While in second grade, Gregg Shapiro began learning to play piano which started his lifetime love and career in music. While in middle school, Gregg was performing in school talent shows on keyboards and voice. In high school, he began playing bass guitar which became his true passion. During those years, he studied bass guitar with the infamous bass player, Cindy Laupers. At last! His many consistent and focused years of music study had finally paid off which launched him into a rewarding career as a professional bass player.
During his career, Gregg feels fortunate to have toured the country with professional acts and done studio work for many accomplished artists including: Sharing stages with Zac Brown Band, Grace Potter and John Mayer, opening for Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Willie Nelson, Marshall Tucker Band, Loretta Lynne, 38 Special, Driving and Crying, Uncle Kracker, Little Big Town, Wood Brothers, and BlackBerry Smoke. He is honored to “have performed on legendary stages such as Red Rocks, Mercedes Benz Dome in Atlanta, Rhyman in Nashville and basically every major club and arena in every major city across the country.” He has also performed children’s music with Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness in Atlanta.
In addition to being a seasoned performer, Gregg has the experience of being a long-term student with various teachers on various instruments which makes for a well-rounded, patient, visionary teacher. He is a humble man with a big smile who loves sharing and developing the gift of music inside children and adults of all ages. Gregg says, “I truly look forward to becoming a deeper part of the musical community here at Studio 237.”
Gregg performs at local restaurants and events on a regular basis with a variety of bands/groups. If you have an opportunity to watch him play, you will see and hear his smooth, creative, skilled, and happy style as he totally enjoys performing along with other musicians. He is a confident and comfortable bass player. Studio 237 is excited to have Gregg Shapiro as a teacher (bass, keyboards, acoustic guitar) to develop and encourage students in their musical pursuits.