Shannon Bryan

Shannon B.

Tyrone, GA

About Shannon B.

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Shannon teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 1987
Last sign in: Last week


Music is my passion, my hobby, my career and my gift. I have been performing since age 7 and teaching for the last 25 years. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and love to share my knowledge and experience with all ages and aptitudes - even special needs. My approach to teaching is fun but serious, laid-back but encouraging, demanding but forgiving. I teach students how to be disciplined with their practice and how to make the most of their limited time.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can help you achieve your goals! For those who want a well-rounded music education, I include music theory (note and rhythm reading), technique, ear training, improvisation and performance practice in my curriculum using a variety of methods. I enjoy working with adults interested in picking up their instrument after a number of years. Perhaps you are someone interested in pursuing an ability to play a certain style - pop, jazz, hymns, oldies, classics, or certain artists. I customize our lessons to match your objectives.
My students have an opportunity to perform publicly several times a year which encourages practice and also builds confidence. After a few lessons, I can provide an idea of where a student will be in 3-6 months. You can always expect to find me prepared with fun ideas for our lesson. I have a grand piano as well as several keyboards to add variety and fun to our lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home-grand piano in living room seating for parents
church- digital piano and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would bring my own violin to demonstrate but would expect students to have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
For piano, I use Faber & Faber, Alfred, Bastien and Music for Little Mozarts. I include sight reading books, rhythm workbooks, improv studies, and later scales and arpeggios. For violin I have created my own hybrid using traditional methods and Suzuki.

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Piano and Violin Private and Group Instructor
Jul 1998 - Present
Private studio

Private Piano and Violin instruction for all ages and levels as well as special needs. College Test prep for final music exams and theory placement also offered.


Master of Music, Music Media and Industry
Aug 1990 - May 1992
University of Miami
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Sep 1985 - Dec 1989
Gerogia Southern University


Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Jun 1990
Georgia Southern University
Presser Foundation Scholar
May 1988
Georgia Southern University
T.J. Morris Scholarship Recipient
Aug 1987
Georgia Southern University
Principal Second Violinist
Aug 1986
Statesboro-Georgia Southern Symphony

4 Reviews on Shannon B.

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Valerie H. Jul 28, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
She is wonderful! My daughter loves her. My daughter says that she is very nice and very serious about practicing. She has taught her a lot!
Marjorie K. Mar 6, 2014
Verified Student · ·
I wish school was this fun

Ms. Shannon's lessons are fun and exciting. I wasn't sure if I was going to like taking lessons even though I did want to learn to play. She makes the lessons fun and she is very patient and not intimidating.
Lenawee S. Oct 31, 2013
Verified Student · Piano ·
builds confidence

Shannon is an excellent teacher. She makes the lessons fun. She helps the student feel confident in their abilities. Shannon encourages the student to meet the challenges they face. She understands each of her student's strengths and challenges and develops individualized lessons to meet their needs. She helps students feel comfortable during her lessons and makes sure they can practice independently with confidence. She hosts recitals so her students have chance to show off their skills and socialize with each other. I would highly recommend Shannon as a piano teacher.
Chris M. Feb 13, 2013
Verified Student · Violin ·
I feel confident in meeting my goals.

Shannon is a great teacher. Our first lesson together was great. She is focused on my needs and what's going to help me achieve my goals. She really knows what she is doing.
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