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Music With Shanna Mae

Gardnerville, NV 89460 (map)


Lessons Offered

Clarinet, Composition, Flute, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

Learn more about me and what I offer on my website:

music.shannamae.com

You can also call or text me at:

(775)790-3599

 

I do not respond to requests via this website

My Musical Education Background

I started playing the piano at age 5, and by age 12, I was the top student in my studio, where I received a classical training. I began serving my church as a pianist the same year I made top student. The next year I also became the accompanist for the school choir, a position I held until my high school graduation. Here I expanded my repertoire to all genres, even improvisation! I was hired as an assistant teacher at another music studio, and began taking my own students at age 16. I received honors in every festival in which I participated throughout high school. At graduation, I performed a full solo recital, including Impromptu in A-flat Major by Schubert, Arabeske in C by Schumann, Sonata in C minor (Pathetique) by Beethoven, and my personal favorite, Berceuse by Chopin. I continued my training at Brigham Young University, until I left university life to start my own family here in Gardnerville, NV where I currently teach.  

 

I also play the organ. I expanded my horizons to the pipe organ when I was about 15. My training is in sacred music, mostly accompanying for worship services. I also studied organ at university and have served as an organist for my congregation. 

 

Other musical training I have received includes voice, violin, clarinet, and flute. 

 

I’ve been playing piano for 24 years, accompanying for 16, and teaching for 13. I love music, and I love sharing. I have lots of experience with kids and I love teaching. I also play a number of other instruments, so I am a very empathetic accompanist. I’ve been on the other side and I know how important it is to have a pianist you can trust to get her part right and make you sound good.

 

Genres and Subjects Taught

I incorporate music theory, composition, improvisation, sight reading, ear training, and music history as it related to the student's goals. 

I was classically trained, but I offer a variety of genres in the repertoire. 

Lesson Rates

Visit my website music.shannamae.com for the most up to date information on lesson rates. 

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I teach all ages and skill levels for piano. 

I teach general music classes fo preschoolers, using the "Little Mozarts" curriculum. This is a group class that offers an introduction to musicality, beginning music concepts, and music history and provides a solid base of experience no matter what instrument the child choses to pursue in the future. 

I teach woodwinds up to the early advanced level, mostly Middle and High School band students looking to expand their skills and make greater progress in their instruments.  

I teach children's and teen's voice lessons up to the early advanced level. I teach classical methods, but offer a variety of styles in the repertoire. 

I also have training in pipe organ and happily teach beginners, whether or not they have previous keyboard experience.

I incorporate theory, composition, improvisation, sight reading, and ear training in all of my student's training, as it relates to their goals. 


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