Shaunessy Renker

Shaunessy R.

McKinney, TX

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Students can expect to learn music theory proficiently and be able to read music fluently within the first year. I begin with the basics and slowly transition to more advanced analysis of music pieces and their notes. There will be a variety of suggested books for students to purchase and use in order to gain a better understanding of music theory.
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Shaunessy teaches



Shaunessy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 16 and special needs

Teaching since:

Shaunessy began playing the violin when she was seven years old and has been studying under Ronald Neal, founder of the Dallas Chamber Orchestra and former student of Ivan Galamian. When in Germany, she studies under Dr. Peter Gries, the director of the Musikacademie in Kassel. At age 11, Shaunessy made her solo debut when performing with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. Shaunessy has done solo and chamber master classes with Ralph Fielding (Lynn University), Julia Bushkova (University of North Texas), and Arkady Fomin (Dallas Symphony Orchestra). She played in the New Conservatory of Dallas for six years and was the Associate Concertmaster of its top orchestra which performed at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Ms. R attended the North Texas School of Irish Music for two years and has recorded a CD with them. She has been with the Dallas Millennial Orchestra since 2013 and participated in the orchestra tour and CD recordings across the U.S. In the past five years, Shaunessy has attended the Music in the Mountains summer program in Durango, Colorado and the acclaimed Meadowmount School of Music in upstate New York. She has also been a top prize winner at the Dallas Symphonic Festival, Texas MTNA Competition, and Collin County Young Artist Competition. In addition, Shaunessy is the founder of Brighter Future for Kids music program, a community outreach for underprivileged kids for which she provides free instruments, teaches them weekly lessons and organizes recitals for them in the McKinney, TX area. She created a website to provide students with a guide to become a successful violinist. Besides classical music, Shaunessy also likes to explore other genres like Jazz, Pop, and Irish fiddling.

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Professional Violinist
Aug 2017 - Present
Odysseus Orchestra of North Texas

Sep 2013 - Present
Millennial Choirs and Orchestras


High School Diploma
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Imagine International Academy of North Texas & McKinney Boyd High School
Violin Performance and Chamber Music
Jun 2013 - Aug 2016
Meadowmount School of Music
Violin Performance and Orchestra Repertoire
Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
Music in the Mountains Durango, Colorado


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Professional Private Teacher
Sep 2017


Top Prize Winner
Nov 2016
MTNA Texas Competition
Honorable Mention
Feb 2015
Dallas Symphonic Festival
Top Prize Winner
Jan 2014
Collin County Young Artist Competition

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Check out the introduction to my YouTube channel and watch the suggested videos for helpful exercises! Stay tuned for more upcoming videos!
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3 Reviews

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Mary Oct 26, 2017
Violin · In studio

I love the way Shaunessy teaches, my daughter loves her violin lessons.

Julio Oct 8, 2017
Violin · In studio

A great and wonderful teacher , loves and understands kids. She has also lots of learning resources for them. I thank her too much for teaching my girl.

CAROLINA Sep 25, 2017
Violin · In studio

It is amazing that such a young person has so many qualities together: talent, knowledge, patience and a great heart. She works very hard and deserves the best . My family is very lucky to have met her.

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