Shannon L. Small - Music Lessons - Houston, TX

Shannon L. Small

Houston, TX 77047
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Lesson Types Flute, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Conducting, Keyboard, Music Theory, Oboe, Other, Piano, Saxophone, Viola, Violin

Styles / Genres Classical, Ethnic/World, Jazz, Musical Theater

Instruction Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages Taught Ages 5-100
Online Lessons Recorded material submitted for critique $25.00

  30 min. lessons via skype $30.00

  45 min. lessons via skype $45.00

  60 min. lessons via skype $60.00

Studio Lessons 30 minute lesson $30.00

  45 minute lesson $45.00

  60 minute lesson $60.00

Special Rate Info I offer tradition in studio lessons, online via Skype (and facetime), and recorded video/audio.
Submit a video, mp3 (.mp3 or .wav), link via email, or FB or CD via snail mail for a detailed written critique. Record up to 15-20 minutes of material for critique. Longer recordings are accepted for a negotiated fee.
Ms. Small received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Shannon received her B.A. degree in Performance & B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University. She has participated in numerous masterclasses & competitions worldwide.

Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.

She is the President, & previous Perf Chair w/ the College Music Society's south-central regional chapter, and previous College Campus Rep.

She is an Advisory Board Member of the Houston Flute club (previous President, VP,Financial Officer, Newsletter Editor, Membership Director).

Ms. Small is an active member of numerous Regional, National & International Musical Associations.
Shannon L. Small has taught music since 1984.She specializes in woodwinds, theory & history of all levels, as well as beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings. She emphasizes fundamentals & gears lessons to each individual student's needs & learning style, therefore providing only private lessons (not group). Also offering small ensemble opportunities.

Shannon has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute with the Baytown Symphony, Pasadena Philharmonic Society Orchestra, and The Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute with the Monterrey Symphony, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights. Ms. Small has also performed with the Rome Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Fritz Maraffi. She is also an active free-lance musician throughout the United States.

She is currently a faculty member teaching General Music Academics, Applied Woodwind Lessons,& coaching Woodwind Chamber Ensembles, at Brazosport College, & also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She has contributed to communities through outreach and enrichment programs.

Ms Small is available for solo, recital, and ensemble engagements, masterclasses, and adjudication, as well as administrative arts positions.