It's no longer about teaching, but learning.

turbochicken studios

it’s not longer about how you teach, but how they learn.


My students come from everywhere: teachers from Australasia, pastors from Europe, award-winning artists from Asia, academics and even an NMP from Singapore. I teach in all sorts of formats; prerecorded material, face-to-face, via mobile applications. it is in my opinion that learning, not teaching, is transforming. As modern educators we need to recognise that learning happens IN SPITE of ourselves. we need to surpass 21st century skills, Glocalisation, even lifelong learning, and become acrobatic enablers of ubiquitous learning.



Who is shawn kok? 

Shawn is a Singaporean musician, lecturer, edupreneur, ubiquitous-learning advocate, and recognised Adult Education Professional with millions of views across the globe. Known as an enterprising, bilingual comb-shaped arts practitioner and educator, his expertise maps reliably across 4 specialisations (music, arts education, digital media, audio production) in elementary education, higher education, adult education, and online learning. Deeply believing in the revolution of learning, Shawn was a forerunner of online music education, whose original Western-adapted djembe method in 2008 and subsequently cajón method in 2012 earned him the reputation as one of the Internet's most recognisable contemporary percussion teachers of today.

Shawn is currently a practising drummer and percussionist, online educator, adjunct lecturer at LASALLE, RP, and NIE (NTU), associate adult educator with IAL, WSQ trainer and courseware developer with Singapore Media Academy (Mediacorp). He is an endorsed artist with De Gregorio cajónes (Spain) and a brand ambassador for Lemonking djembes (China). In 2018, Shawn became the first music educator in Singapore to conduct synchronous online music lessons to large classes (the largest one with 945 learners) and has taught over 3,000 people in this format. Shawn is amongst the few Singaporean arts practitioners who are equally established in the music scene, on the Internet, and in the professional education industry.



More than 100,000
students taught across the globe

hours of professional practice
since 1999

hours of lectures, masterclasses, training, and online lessons conducted 


SHAWN exhibits excellent analytical and communication skills and has an acute ability to engage students through a range of delivery modes. Teaching into the School of Film and Animation, as well as multiple disciplines in the School of Contemporary Music, and working as a performing musician, SHAWN IS A TRUE EXEMPLAR OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY.
— Justin Hegburg, Programme Leader, LASALLE College of the Arts



I teach contemporary djembe online - IN MANDARIN - to students and working professionals from all over China. I share my personal techniques, musical experiences, tips and tricks, and creative concepts. Watch a sample lesson below.

我在中国以”肖恩非洲鼓“开发了非洲鼓流行打法线上和线下培训,在FINGER, 微师,抖音,美拍等平台都可搜索道我的教程的视频和音频。也可搜索“马丁非洲鼓”。



2019 非洲鼓线下培训再次登场,在武汉!


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