Mr. Shields has taught elementary music at GHS since 2003. He has taught elementary music classes at several schools and pre-schools throughout the Sacramento area since 2001. Mr. Shields is also director of the GHS Elementary Drama Club, an after-school activity held in the Fall each school year. The musical attracts 40+ actors and actresses, culminating in a couple of well-received performances in November. In addition, Mr. Shields gives private lessons in guitar and piano to GHS students during P.E. and recess times each school day. Mr. Shields has been a professional musician since 1972, and currently performs a few times a month in his own band.