Yeh Shu-Han began his trumpet lessons with SHU De-Ju at the age of sixteen. After graduating from the music department of the National Taiwan Normal University in 1980, he was given scholarship by the French Government in 1982 to study at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMP), where he furthered his studies with Marcel LAGORCE, principal trumpet of the Orchestre de Paris. He graduated from CNSMP with the diploma of distinction, Premier Prix in 1984. In Paris, he was also a member of the Orchestre de Prix du CNSMP as well as Orchestre de Concert Pasdelop.
In 1984, Yeh Shu-Han was invited to Singapore to serve as the sub-principal trumpet of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and at the same time, he taught at the National Singapore University and Singapore Youth Orchestra.
Yeh Shu-Han has been very active in promoting music education in Taiwan, not only by organizing his own quintet, but also by serving as president of the Asia and Pacific Band Directors Association Taiwan Band Association and, member of board International Trumpet Guild.
In addition to being active in Taiwan, he often gives performance abroad. In 1989, he was invited to perform in Hong Kong and United States, and in the same year, he performed with the Beijing Central Philharmonic Orchestra at the Macau Art Festival. Since 1990, he has been invited to Japan to give solo concerts and play solos with Japanese orchestras every year. In 1997, he played the Alfred Reed’s trumpet concerto in Austria, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan and Korea, which received high acclaim everywhere. This trumpet concerto was written exclusively for Yeh Shu-Han by Alfred Reed himself.
In addition, He has invited a number of world-famous wind music masters to Taiwan as well, such as Frederick Fennell, Alfred Reed, Roger Boutry, James Swearingen, Robert Sheldon and David Shaffer, aiming to give people more opportunity to listen to fine music, and at the same time, to develop the quality of wind music in Taiwan.