Shannon Bryan

Shannon B.

Tyrone, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I use many different methods to teach note reading, good technique and performance proficiency. I also customize lessons to help individuals reach their goals such as learning to play with a jazz band, play for a church or to play favorite hits. And of course I teach students how to excel in the classics.

About Shannon B.

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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Gregg T.
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Shannon is an excellent violin teacher. She makes learning fun and exciting. My daughter always looks forward to going to her lessons. She says that Shannon “inspires her to keep trying until she succeeds”.

Posted May 28, 2020
Gabrielle W.
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I had a very positive experience with Ms.Shannon during my lesson today, and im looking forward to her continued guidance and mentorship!

Posted Feb 22, 2020
Emily D.
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Shannon made me feel at ease as I was nervous about my first lesson. She gives good instructions and is patient. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Hunter C.

Very patient and very fun!

Posted Feb 10, 2020
Abigail M.
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My daughter enjoys Ms. Shannon. The class is fun but challenging. My daughter looks forward to the next class with excitement.

Posted Oct 7, 2019
Justin (Emily) G.
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Shannon has been giving lessons to myself and a friend for going on a month now, and she has been incredible to work with. She is very kind, personable, and talented. I would recommend her to anyone looking to take piano lessons.

Posted Sep 18, 2019
Lenawee S.
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Best teacher ever!! She will take you from where you are and lead you on as fast or as slow as you want/need. She will challenge you and make it fun! Shannon is so patient and knows just how hard to push. I love my piano lessons with her!

Posted May 24, 2019
Brenda K.
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Shannon is great with Ariya! We really appreciate Shannon's patience and loving guidance she provides for Ariya. Ariya is learning and she is always so happy to go to piano lessons. Thanks again, Shannon!

Posted May 1, 2019
Lisa F.
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My first Violin lesson was wonderful! I felt immediately comfortable with Shannon so i was very relaxed for the lesson. I learned alot my first lesson and it makes me excited to go home and practice what i learned! Cant wait til my next lesson!

Posted Jan 14, 2019
Katherine C.
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So happy with Shannon. She is perfect for me and many others I'm certain. Fun, smart and patient. I couldn't be happier.

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Katherine C.
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I'm so happy with my choice of Shannon. She is patient, fun and encouraging. Perfect for me, a 'mature' student trying to learn something new! Highly recommend Shannon.

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Ruth
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Loved my lessons with Shannon. She is s great instructor/teacher.

Posted Feb 2, 2018
Monica B.
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Great learning environment, very patient teacher, comfortable lesson pace, good instruction

Posted Aug 23, 2017
Valerie H.
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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!

Posted Jul 28, 2015
Marjorie K.

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.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Lenawee S.

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.

Posted Oct 31, 2013
Chris M.

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.

Posted Feb 13, 2013

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Experience

Music Director
Feb 2008 - Present

All Saints Anglican Church

I am the pianist and choral director for all services and direct children's choir, Praise Band and All Saints String Ensemble.

Piano, Violin, Viola and Guitar Private and Group Instructor
Jul 1998 - Present

Private studio

Private Piano and Violin instruction for all ages and levels as well as special needs. Beginner- intermediate lessons for Viola and Acoustic Guitar. College Test prep for final music exams and theory placement also offered. Performance preparation for all instruments and voice for auditions and contests available.

Professional musician
Aug 1985 - Present

Shannon Bryan

I have been a professional musician since 1985 and presently perform throughout the metro Atlanta area.

Education

Choral and music teaching workshops presented by various music publishers
Oct 2001 - Present

Pine Lake Music and lectures through the Georgia Music Teachers Association

Pop Piano Styles
Sep 2010 - Nov 2010

Clayton State University

Music Education in the Classroom
Jan 2003 - Mar 2003

West Georgia University

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

Awards

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

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