Ms. Susan Shane At Midwest Music Academy

Ms. Susan Shane At Midwest Music Academy

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     Revolutionary Instruction for ALL STRINGS!

Artist Violinist/Teacher Susan Shane has performed for Ivan Galamian of the Juilliard School, studied 4 summers through the Juilliard Meadowmount Summer School, has students in various secondary and University jobs.

Master's Degree in one year record!.  Highly researched in muscle control, Asian physical training, and shortcuts to saving time and wear on students and instruments!

   First and Only training to deter muscle strains and

                    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

            University screened and updated!

Currently teaching at Midwest Music Academy, Plainfield, IL. Open daily 3-9, Sat. 9-5. Fees:  $26 per 1/2 hour lesson with monthly discount.  Complete studios with keyboards, metronomes, wiriting supplies. Double lessons available.

Internationally recognized at The Violin, I am accepting all levels of Violin, Viola, Cello and bass students.

Also offering one of the first university -screened EZ Theory program for all strings.

As a performer,  rated "better than Fleetwood Mack Tribute.!" I am a three-time honor student and the first "one year" Masters Degree graduate IN MUSIC AND 4-TIME MEADOWMOUNT MUSIC SCHOOL, NEW YORK  My first student is now the Violin Professor at the University of Illinois-Dekalb, Brian Groner.

I teach a modern and combined Violin style, using conservatory and Asian methods.  I research many orthopedic issues that apply to string players.

I am also a Music Critique for the National Association of Music Teachers.  I review compositions for content, age level, and musicality.

I have a complet EZ note and theory system approved by univeristy peers.

The Midwest Music Academy offers electronic keyboards in each  studio as well as wall chalkboards, metronomes and notewriting supplies.  Located just past the Joliet Mall  on  Plainfield Road.

Through years of performing and teaching experience I can identify problems and shortcuts that make teaching easier and students happier.

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Joliet, IL 60432
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3 Reviews


  • Pan Shu-hsia


  • Pan Shu-hsia

    Hi Shane Thank you very much for your teaching me violin. I like it. You are an amazing. Shu-Hsia

  • P. Patel

    Ms. Shane taught my son Violin for over 2 years. She was a great teacher. The best part my son liked was that she would play the piano when he played violin.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Lessons are set into 3 parts and also include physical expercises that build multiple responses and skills.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have 3 degrees in Music and teach and perform on an equal basis.  I have an Education degree as well as a special "String Specialist" training.  I also attended Music Camps for 8 years including the famous Meadowmount School of Music in New York-4 summers.

I am a 4th generation to show musical talent in our family.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Students can request a varied schedule-not every week but at regular pace.

How did you get started teaching?

I had many inspiring teachers who made Music fun and interesting.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages and tailor my program with many shortcuts.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I composed a complete and original Violin composition for a young advanced studend.  The composition showed some easy yet complicated-sounding notes that made a beautiful, original sound-sounds that made the violin a minstrument!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Choose a teacher with real Music training and degrees.  Too much negativity isspread by untrained teachers-.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should ask if their teacher has had any contracted performing and teaching experience.

Lessons offered

Violin Lessons Celtic Flute Lessons