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Shannon N.
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FACT: There is no such thing as a terrible singer. Only a singer who hasn't gotten the proper training! Singing is a skill like anything else. And while some people may be more naturally inclined to carry a tune more effortlessly than others, the reality is that EVERYONE CAN SING! Including YOU. And I want to be the person to help you do that.
About Shannon N.

Hi, my name is Shannon, thanks for stopping by! I offer two services: CREATIVE WRITING LESSONS I'm a professional writer offering creative writing lessons and English tutoring. My body of work consists of thousands of published articles, one full-length book, and TV scripts. Whether you want to improve your grammatical skills, write short stories, pen your memoir, or explore screenwriting, I can help you hone your craft and complete your project. SINGING LESSONS I am a classically trained vocalist and retired professional singer. I've been teaching music lessons for the last ten years. I work with both child and adult students. My teaching philosophies apply to both writing and singing classes! Here's what to expect from my approach: 1) I STRIVE TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT CATERS TO YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE. I know firsthand as both a student and a teacher that no two learners absorb information the same way. Therefore, during the lessons, I will pay attention to your unique learning style and craft my instruction around that. 2) I'LL ASK QUESTIONS. Don't worry, not like a test! I'll ask questions about your experience, any knowledge you might have on the topic, and what your goals are with the lessons. I will ask questions to learn more about you and better ensure we are working toward your goals. 3) I WANT YOU TO ASK ME QUESTIONS. I especially stress this with my younger students. Don't be afraid to ask me questions! It's good to have a curiosity about writing and singing or ask me to repeat something if you didn't quite catch it the first time. 4) I CAN ONLY TAKE YOU SO FAR. While professional instruction is incredibly valuable, it's not enough on its own. I will coach you and provide feedback as well as equip you with the resources and techniques you need, but to excel, you'll have to continue doing the work between lessons. The golden ticket to becoming a polished writer or singer is to keep up with it every day just like you would with any other skill. 5) IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT. I'll let you in on a secret: Celine Dion still takes singing lessons. The greatest authors in the world still attend workshops and practice writing every day. You can take lessons for as long or as little as you would like, but if the best practitioners understand the importance of never ceasing their education. Interested in lessons? Have any questions? Please don't hesitate to send me a message!

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Teaching since 2011

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Shannon N.
Teaches Online
FACT: There is no such thing as a terrible singer. Only a singer who hasn't gotten the proper training! Singing is a skill like anything else. And while some people may be more naturally inclined to carry a tune more effortlessly than others, the reality is that EVERYONE CAN SING! Including YOU. And I want to be the person to help you do that.
About Shannon N.

Hi, my name is Shannon, thanks for stopping by! I offer two services: CREATIVE WRITING LESSONS I'm a professional writer offering creative writing lessons and English tutoring. My body of work consists of thousands of published articles, one full-length book, and TV scripts. Whether you want to improve your grammatical skills, write short stories, pen your memoir, or explore screenwriting, I can help you hone your craft and complete your project. SINGING LESSONS I am a classically trained vocalist and retired professional singer. I've been teaching music lessons for the last ten years. I work with both child and adult students. My teaching philosophies apply to both writing and singing classes! Here's what to expect from my approach: 1) I STRIVE TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT CATERS TO YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE. I know firsthand as both a student and a teacher that no two learners absorb information the same way. Therefore, during the lessons, I will pay attention to your unique learning style and craft my instruction around that. 2) I'LL ASK QUESTIONS. Don't worry, not like a test! I'll ask questions about your experience, any knowledge you might have on the topic, and what your goals are with the lessons. I will ask questions to learn more about you and better ensure we are working toward your goals. 3) I WANT YOU TO ASK ME QUESTIONS. I especially stress this with my younger students. Don't be afraid to ask me questions! It's good to have a curiosity about writing and singing or ask me to repeat something if you didn't quite catch it the first time. 4) I CAN ONLY TAKE YOU SO FAR. While professional instruction is incredibly valuable, it's not enough on its own. I will coach you and provide feedback as well as equip you with the resources and techniques you need, but to excel, you'll have to continue doing the work between lessons. The golden ticket to becoming a polished writer or singer is to keep up with it every day just like you would with any other skill. 5) IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT. I'll let you in on a secret: Celine Dion still takes singing lessons. The greatest authors in the world still attend workshops and practice writing every day. You can take lessons for as long or as little as you would like, but if the best practitioners understand the importance of never ceasing their education. Interested in lessons? Have any questions? Please don't hesitate to send me a message!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2011

Education

Private Vocal Instruction as SUNY Fredonia School of Music

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

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Shannon is great with my 10 year old daughter. She has learned so much.

Posted Apr 6, 2016
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She was a great teacher

Posted Mar 17, 2016
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I was really nervous and she made me feel comfortable and relaxed I really look forward to more lessons with her in the very near future #imsoexcited!!!

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Theatrical Director
Aug 2013 - Present
Art For Humanity
In 2013, I started a small production company that specializes in creating live entertainment to fundraise for individuals, families, and non-profit organizations in need of monetary and community support. As the CEO of this artistic company, my work consists of directing, producing, marketing, and recruiting new talent. I stage concerts, music showcases, musicals, and plays. With these productions, I have worked with both child and adult performers and helped them fine tune their artistic talents. I know how to cultivate a setting where the artistically and musically inclined can reach their fullest potential, whether I'm directing them in rehearsals or coaching them privately.
Troupe Member
May 2010 - Present
Big Time Productions
At 16, I landed my first professional acting gig with the theater company Big Time Productions in Western, NY. I have continued to perform with them and other companies for several years. As an actor, some of the most prominent roles I have portrayed include Joanne Galloway (A Few Good Men), Van's Sister (Dog Sees God), and Judy (Rebel Without a Cause). As a singer, some of the musicals I have taken part in with both ensemble and lead roles include "Cinderella", "The Who's Tommy", "The Great American Trailer Park Musical", "Willy Wonka", and "Pirates of Penzance". Additionally, I have performed in concerts and live radio shows for years for a variety of fundraisers.
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Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
La Scala Jazz Lounge
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Aug 2011 - May 2012
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2010 Chautaqua's Got Talent Countywide Competition
May 2010
Big Time Productions

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Pricing
30 minutes
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45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
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New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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