Shane

Piano | Draper

Shane is a skilled pianist who began honing his piano skills at the age of six. He has a teaching philosophy that revolves around tailoring each lesson to the unique needs and desires of his students, incorporating the music they love while also fostering an appreciation for diverse genres. Shane believes in making practice sessions engaging and rewarding, infusing even mundane exercises like scales with musicality and excitement. He emphasizes the development of a musical ear and intuition early on through basic improvisation. Shane understands the challenges of practice and aims to provide his students with clear reasons and musical contexts for their exercises. He's committed to being accessible to his students throughout the week, offering guidance and support whenever needed. Shane not only hones his own skills but also dedicates time to refining his teaching methods, ensuring accessibility for students of all skill levels. His goal is to instill confidence and proficiency in his students while helping them realize the transformative power of music in their lives.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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