Shawn Kok’s expertise lies mainly in musical performance, sound design, interactive media, music technology, and arts education. Known as an innovator and interdisciplinarian, he was one of the pioneers of online music instruction, whose Western-adapted hand drum method earned him the reputation as one of the Internet’s most recognisable contemporary ‘educussionists’.
Shawn currently lectures part-time at LASALLE College of the Arts and Republic Polytechnic. Between 2017 and 2018, he developed the Film Music Appreciation courseware for Singapore Media Academy’s film production programme.
Shawn holds a Master of Digital Media from University of Newcastle Australia, a BA (Hons) degree in Audio Production from Middlesex University, and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL).