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See details of "AFFILIATIONS", "MUSIC" and "FITNESS" below:
Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA.
Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC.
MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.
Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfnica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights.
Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.
Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.
Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.
Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!
*** Specialties ***
FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. she is a certified personal training with 10 years experience in triathlon. She is a sponsored triathlete. She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not for quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).
Today is your day to start those piano lessons! Right?
Please contact me for additional availability. I have more options than are shown here.
Whether I am teaching a piano lesson, directing a play or training for a triathlon, you will find that I am always full of enthusiasm and positive life energy.
I look forward to helping you meet your performing arts goals. There is nothing more beneficial to your well-being and contentment than participating in the arts!
When I was a little girl, I begged my parents for piano lessons.... and then flute lessons... and then saxophone lessons, and then oboe lessons... and then voice lessons.... and the list goes on and on! They couldn't keep me away from music and theatre.
I studied music and theatre in college as well as having earned a Master's degree in Health and Wellness Education. Music, theatre and the performing arts have been my passion since I was a child. I am lucky enough to enjoy doing what I love for my career.
I am an award- winning educator. I spent ten years a public school teacher and was proud to be nominated several times for TEACHER OF THE YEAR and also was honored two times as a statewide regional finalist for the prestigious HEB Excellence in Education Award.
Your goals are just one click away!
Music and theatre? Poetry reading? Public speaking? Need help writing a story? Editing? Life direction and coaching? Parenting and discipline? Healthy weight loss?
I am here to help you find your path!
Come join me in the world of the arts. Your health and wellness depend on it! Today is the day to start fulfilling your dream! All ages welcome and encouraged. Little ones and "grown-ups" too... It's never too late!
*** Lesson Details ***
Most of all: Lessons will be fun and enjoyable.
I will encourage you, without pressure, to grow in music and to meet your personal goals.
Lessons are paced at YOUR speed to meet your needs in your own comfort zone.
However, don't be fooled....I will challenge you to push yourself beyond what you ever dreamed possible!
Let's get started :)
...I may have lesson availability beyond what is shown here on the website. Please don't hesitate to contact the Take Lessons office with your request. I will do my best to fit you in to my schedule.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, flute, piccolo, drum pad, xylophone, auto harp, trombone, trumpet, french horn, and various other instruments I have collected over the years! In addition, I have a huge library of plays, musicals, librettos, and sheet music. Collecting all things music and theatre is a bit of a hobby of mine...
*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Specialties ***
Flute players new & old... (Be confident for that upcoming chair test)
Flute audition prep: Get ready for the big day with advanced lessons.
First time piano players of all ages! (C'mon "grownups"- you've always wanted to try this!)
Musical theatre, acting coaching, audition prep, monologue selection, Voice Lessons & Singing, Music Theory, Song writing, essay writing, & creative writing
Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor, Nutrition Coach, Motivational Speaker, Wellness Seminar Coach, Writer
Health/Wellness & Fitness Professional with many years of experience. My approach incorporates many modalities such as Pilates, Yoga, strength training and of course, proper nutrition plays a Huge part. Looking to help as many as I can. All questions welcome!
ACE (American Council on Exercise)
AAFA (Aerobic/Fitness Associations of America)
Pilates Reformer (Balanced Body, Pole Star)
Pilates Barrel/Spine Corrector
Pilates Mat Evolved Core
Pilates Mat w/Small Apparatus
Resist-a -BallCardio Sports Kickboxing
Zumba/ Latin Cardio
Nutrition for Health & Fitness
Arjan Carlos M. has trained amateur and professional Muay Thai and MMA champions from central to northern California and currently in his North Texan home base. He began Muay Thai training in 1993 and joined Cheetah Muay Thai Academy in 1996. He continued studying his art by living and training at the International Muay Thai School in Bangkok, Thailand. After returning home, he founded the American Muay Thai Association in 1996 with the goal of spreading Muay Thai to the community and uniting U.S. Muay Thai teachers. He earned the title of Kru in 1999 and in 2009 received a recognition award for his dedication to quality instruction and commitment to his students. His Students have fought in UFC, Bellator, Legacy Fighting Championship, IFC, King of the Cage, Gladiator Challenge and many others.
In June of 2011, he achieved Arjan, the master level for dedication to instruction and ability to teach Muay Thai by Master Cheetah. Arjan Carlos is the youngest American ever to earn master level and is the official Midwest representative for Master Cheetah and the Cheetah Muay Thai Academy. His leadership, knowledge, and dedication make him one of the most sought after instructors of Muay Thai in the United States.
I have taught Sunday school at my church for the past three and a half years now. Since I was 15 I have been teaching soccer to just about any age. I am an athlete and very competitive. I am a practicing Semi-Pro with a team called the Liverpool Warriors. I have much experience in fitness, dietary plans, and all about soccer. I workout a lot, I babysit for kids that I coach on this called the Soccer Monsters, and for the kids I teach at Church. I do work at my church in the child care. I would just rather prefer to coach and teach soccer as that is my true passion! My schedule is really free but the times that I am unavailable is the time I am in college, which is always the morning, and the time that I need in the evening is my teams playing and practicing time. Warning for events or cancellation will happen ahead of time or as soon as I hear of it myself. I am a 19 year old guy, with a girlfriend. I do take care of my nephew who is like a son who is now about to be 8!
I have a no-pressure, comfortable approach to all learning. Being a beginner is a great time, full of experimentation & curiosity. I teach by finding out where you need to start in this learning process, then explaining & showing, then watching you do the skill. We'll stay at any level you're having trouble with until you feel totally comfortable, then proceed to the next step. Works every time!
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."