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Shazkya D. Fernandez is a National Certified Teacher of Music in Piano with the Music Teachers National Association, and has a Bachelors in Flute with the National Conservatory of Ecuador. She has 30 years of organized music experience and 17 years as a professional musician and teacher. She is an expert in classical, baroque, romantic, jazz, blues, and Latin music. Ms. Shazkya received 11 years of training in the National Conservatory of Music in Quito, Ecuador for flute and piano (a study of both harmonic and melodic instruments is required in Ecuador.) She studied song-writing at the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Institute in Ecuador. She also earned a Diploma in “Expression through movement, acting and stage presence” at The Provincial Board of Pichincha in Ecuador (1997). She received 2 years of individualized training with Joanne Raulin (Principal Organist, Palm City Presbyterian Church in Palm City, Florida), learning Pedagogy.
Offering lessons in piano, flute, and music theory.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
· Flute · In studio I am a retired music education professor, pianist, and singer. I have observed Shazkya teaching at her home studio and performing on flute and piano at local venues. She is very well qualified to work with students of all ages and she provides a fun and engaging learning environment. She is a pleasure for her students and her audience.
· Piano · In studio Shazkya does a wonderful job. She teaches with great enthusiasm and skill. I am a retired music education professor and had occasion to observe her teaching and performance on several occasions. She is very qualified and her students enjoy working with her.