Shannon Kim

Shannon K.

Longmont, CO
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About

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

Teaching since:
May 2010

I hold a Bachelors of Education in Music from Florida Atlantic University. I have been teaching music for the last 4 years to students of all ages (5-65 and up). I have experience teaching in public schools in a classroom environment! Finally I am a trained music together teacher teaching in Boulder, CO.

Music has a way of reaching us all and helping us become more sensitive, compassionate, creative people. The study of music has been linked to better test scores, more creative minds, and increased critical thinking abilities. For adults returning to music or picking it up for the first time can be a rewarding hobby, a hidden passion or desire, or a change of schedule.

Music can be for anyone!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are designed for each individual student. No two students learn the exact same way, so no two lessons will be exactly the same. I expect students to practice and be prepared for every lesson and be ready each and every time to learn something new. "Perfect practice makes perfect."

All piano students should be prepared begin to learning in the classical style. This course of study covers all the basics necessary to study all genres of music and will insure students learn the rudiments and technique needed for more difficult music. Piano students will be exposed to different styles of music as they progress and will also study and practice music theory, ear training, sight reading and learn about the history of music.

Voice students will be exposed to classical voice technique as well as music of their own style choice. Like piano, selections made are meant to teach the techniques involved in singing in a healthy and supported manner. Voice students will also be exposed to ear training, sight-singing, music theory and music history and will not just be singers but well rounded musicians.

**I only accept voice students 10 years of age and older and prefer ages 14 and older. As the voice is part of body it is subject to the changes involved with growing up and is still "growing" with the student. Younger students will be on a case by case basis.

*** Studio Equipment ***
It is recommended for voice students to have a recording device readily available as well as a keyboard or piano. Students/parents will be responsible for the purchasing of any music books through the teacher when required.

A piano or keyboard will be required for all piano students for practice purposes. Students/parents will be responsible for the purchasing of any music books through the teacher when required.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need access to a piano or keyboard (88 keys preferably weighted) for all piano and voice lessons. It is also recommended for voice students to have a recording device readily available. Students/parents will be responsible for the purchasing of any music books required.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in teaching beginning to intermediate piano age 5- and up
Have experience working with special needs children.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jul 2014 - Present
Music Together

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them™. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.

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Private Piano and voice instructor
Jan 2010 - Present
Suite Note Studios

Spent 3 years in FL teaching private students. Currently residing in Boulder, CO and teaching students age 5-99

Voice and Piano Teacher
Jun 2011 - Oct 2012
Ovation Studios

Taught music lessons to all ages. Responsible for giving lessons to 40-60 students in a given week.

Music Teacher
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Oriole Elementary School, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Taught general music grades pre-k thru 5

Student Teacher - Music
Jan 2010 - May 2010
Coral Springs High School

Worked with students grade 9 - 12 as well as a clinical educator.

Education

Music Together Workshop for Certification
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Music Together LLC
B.A. of Education in Music
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Florida Atlantic University
Music Education
Sep 2001 - Apr 2006
William Paterson University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Colorado Substitute License
Sep 2014
Colorado Department of Education

5 year Colorado Substitute License which included a complete background check and fingerprinting.

Music Together Teacher Certification
Aug 2014
Music Together LLC

Florida Professional Teaching License
Jul 2010
Florida Board of Education

Certified to teach music Kindergarten to 12th grade

Awards

Magna cum laude
May 2010
Florida Atlantic University
Music Scholarship
Jun 2007
Florida Atlantic University

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2013

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.

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Photos & Videos

Performing at Florida Atlantic University for her Senior Voice Recital

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"You Lift Me Up"
Shannon K., Voice
Darran Matias, piano
Shannon K.

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Home Studio

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Pie Jesu from the Faure Requiem

Shannon K, Soprano
Ben Lertsintupun, Piano
Photo by Shannon K.

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4 Reviews

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Renee F. Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In home

My children are swiftly progressing! She really tailors the lesson to their strengths and needs.

Alexander F. Jan 22, 2016
Piano · In home

Shannon has a very nice way with children and my children like her a lot. She tailors the lesson to their strengths. They are just starting out, and I feel like they are getting a great foundation.

Kaden R. May 24, 2015
Singing · In home

My son only likes rap music, but Shannon made the whole session fun and he enjoyed every minute of it, even though it wasn't rap!

Brenda G. Jul 17, 2014
Piano · In home

Shannon is just the best piano teacher ever! She is always professional, always prompt, and always fun and encouraging for my sons (age 8). It might seem like teaching twins would be easy; just give the same lesson twice! But Shannon immediately noticed the differences in their learning styles and has tailored each lesson to meet each one of them at their own learning level. We have concerts and homework. We have great lessons where they sailed though and got gold stars and lessons where we learned that more practice is needed. Shannon makes it fun for them, they are always excited to see her. But she insists on attention and pushes them to learn. I would recommend Shannon to anyone wanting to learn to play the piano!!

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