Online Berkleemusic Faculty

Shane Adams

Berklee Alum
Online Berkleemusic Faculty
Caritas, Liberalitas, Habere, Festivatis (Charity, Kindness, Gratitude, family motto!) 
Member since 2002

About Me

Shane Adams is a twice GRAMMY nominated* music educator, award-winning producer & songwriter, and is an inspiring music production author. Shane is a founding instructor for Berklee Online, where he has taught lyric-writing and songwriting to thousands of students since 2003.

Shane is a featured songwriter and instructor for the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where he received their TOP TEN HITMAKER award for 2014. He co-developed their current “Words and Music” outreach program which has enabled over 30,000 (and counting!) American students to learn to write songs. Shane also serves on the Hall of Fame’s museum expansion advisory board and has facilitated other community outreach programs such as “Poetry in Motion” co-sponsored by the Nashville Arts Commission and the NCAA Women’s Final Four.

In 2013, Shane was named the Music Industry Professional of the Year by Chowan University, and in 2005 Shane earned the Tennessee-Songwriter-Association-International’s highest honor, the Hallman Award, for outstanding contributions to the songwriting community.

As a film composer, Shane produced the music and scored several independent film projects, including Fortune Cookie (featured at both the Sundance and Hollywood Film Festivals). Shane is currently the featured composer for Fjor Films.

*non self-nominated

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Experience & Education


  • in Songwriting, Music Business at Berklee College of Music
    1990 to 1995 (5 years)