Alessandra Shanus

Alessandra S.

San Diego, CA
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Alessandra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

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Alessandra has been teaching flute, piano, oboe, and music theory for ten years. Alessandra received her B.A. in Music with a Classical Piano emphasis from Cal Poly SLO in 2014, and she just graduated with her M.A. in Music Industry Administration from Cal State Northridge. She teaches the Suzuki Method for piano students, and a hybrid of other methods for flute, oboe, and music theory.

Alessandra was an oboe soloist at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on the Cal Poly Symphony tour. She was also selected to perform the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich with the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble, and the Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven with Cal Poly Symphony. Alessandra was extremely active in her undergraduate music program, receiving several awards and scholarships, and was first chair flute/piccolo in marching band.

Alessandra is a fun and hands-on teacher, and you will leave each lesson smiling!

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M.A. Music Industry Administration
Aug 2014 - May 2016
California State University, Northridge
B.A. Music, emphasis in Classical Piano
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Ronald V. Ratcliffe Memorial Award
Jun 2014
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Ralph R. Wilmar Classical Piano Scholarship
Jun 2013
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Astrid and Craig Russell Music Scholarship
Jun 2013
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Billy Watson Memorial Scholarship
May 2012
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Ralph E. and Florence B. Welles Scholarship
Jan 2012
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Music Memorial Award
Jun 2011
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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6 Reviews

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Christine K. Apr 18, 2017
Piano · In studio

Great experience for the first class!

Melinda S. Apr 18, 2017
Flute · In home

We were in San Diego for a family vacation and my daughter needed to prepare for Solo and Ensemble-- She had two lessons with Alessandra and they were great-- she was detail oriented and really helped my daughter master the music she was playing! Great experience!

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Natalie Y. Feb 3, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

First lesson with Alessandra and it went great. She was on time, friendly, and off to a great start with my daughter. 5 Stars!

Krista Jan 4, 2017
Flute · In home

Alessandra was very patient and taight with much knowledge. Can't wait for more lessons!!!

Laudine D. Oct 28, 2016
Flute · In home

Alessandra is a really good teacher of flute. She is precised when she explain how to make a sound with the flute. I'm happy to learn the flute with Alessandra.

Ryan Sep 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

I went to college with Alessandra and not only is she one of the most talented musicians I've ever met, but you will also be impressed with her professionalism and positive attitude. As a teacher she is as patient as they come and teaches music in a fun and refreshing tone. You'll love her!

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