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Shannon B.
Greenville, South Carolina
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Shannon B.
Greenville, South Carolina
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 *** 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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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1987

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So far 1 lesson and Shannon made my tween feel very easy (he is a bit shy to play in front of people) and motivated. We are looking forward to more lessons!

Posted Jun 29, 2021