Whimsy Fine Art And Piano Lessons

Whimsy Fine Art And Piano Lessons

5.0 (5)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
25 years in business

About this pro

Specializing in personalized attention, I find a way to help you achieve your goals.  

Extremely it makes my day go better to work with students.  It also is what I like doing in my spare time.  

Piano - I have a MM - Music Masters from Oklahoma City University, in the area of Composition and Piano.

Art - I have competed and won first in division at Temple Arts Council's first annual art show.  

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Credentials

Oklahoma City, OK 73170
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Rochelle Facundo

    Dear Sir or Madam, I have known Laneigha Shuman for seventeen years, seven of which I studied piano and music theory under her direction and teaching. As a teacher, Laneigha excelled at teaching children. Though she also taught adults, her passion was with the children she taught. Her ability to connect with children and make the learning experience fun is superior. As her student, I remember her being very patient and kind when I did not understand theory or play to the best of my ability. She was always positive and encouraging. I cannot remember a negative word during her lessons and I always left feeling good and accomplished. As a child with learning disabilities, that meant the world to me. She always took great care in giving her students individualized lessons plans based on their abilities. As a slower learning student she was able to recognize my strengths and weaknesses and cater to those needs and help me focus. She also taught very young children all the way up to adult-aged students, all with their own learning curves and personalized lessons. Throughout my piano lessons with Laneigha I was awarded multiple trophies, medals, and ribbons in State competitions. Because of her teachings, positivity, and encouragement I went on to excel in music and became a Drum Major of Duncan High School band in 2004 and 2005. I also credit Laneigha for my success as a professional adult. Because of her extraordinary teaching technique, positivity and encouragement I continued my education and despite any learning deficits, I graduated Nursing school and have become a successful nurse. I believe her skills, experience, and passion for teaching children make her an excellent candidate for a music teacher at your school and believe your students will excel under her direction and teaching. I recommend Laneigha to you without reservation. If you have any further questions with regard to her background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind Regards, Rochelle Facundo [email protected]

  • Tiffany Rhodes

    I grew up taking piano lessons with Mrs. Shuman (I want to say for about 12 years?), and I loved them! She taught me the basics, and then we branched out to learn a wide variety of music styles. Her lessons are half on the piano, and half learning musical theory. This served me well as I joined choir in junior high, and played french horn in band. I was eventually the drum major for my high school band, and I'm positive it was the instruction I received from Mrs. Shuman that made it possible for me to succeed as a musician. She took us to piano contests each year and through her instruction I received Superior ratings in piano and theory every year from junior high through high school. I even received a music scholarship of $5,000 per year for college. I joined her piano ensembles on occasion, and we played duets, trios, and quartets. What a great learning experience. I have two favorite things I would like to mention about taking lessons. First, Mrs. Shuman hosts the best piano recitals! She let us choose from her expansive piano library to find songs that suited our level and style, and the recitals were often themed which made them a lot of fun as a kid. Second, she would take us to a local restaurant and let us play piano for tips! I used to love playing, and earned quite a bit of money as well. It was highly motivating to learn a wide variety of songs so that I could play for a longer amount of time. Your kids would be lucky to have a wonderful teacher in Mrs. Shuman. I highly recommend her!

  • Kristi Moore

    This is one sincerely dedicated teacher!

  • Krysta

    Laneigha is a talented and passionate artist ready to share her gift with others to help them learn and discover the blessings found in art. She is compassionate and a joy to work with!


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FAQs


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

Directional drawing -  in other words using known shapes to draw and put together to create more complicated shapes.  Like the inside of most people’s ears has a y at the top and a c at the bottom.  The outer ear has a large C with a smaller one then it’s about observation and shading.  What makes this ear unique?  Where does the light come from?  

I also like teaching a grid with a proportional ruler.  It is very good for buildings.


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

I took drawing lessons from Mr. Glenn.    He used a method of breaking the hour into 15 sec sketches, 1 minute sketches, 5 minute sketches and 1 15 sketch focusing on all the parts of the day.  He taught us to draw without looking at our paper and draw more from instinct.  I still like using a lot of fundamentals and shading so I am somewhere between the two.  

Acrylics I took lessons 3 years from Bert Seaburne. He is famous for his works on Indians.  


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

I charge $20 a week for a two hour session in art classes.


How did you get started teaching?

Pinot's Palette for painting.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of every age from 3 to I think 76.  I am comfortable with lots of ages. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My favorite teaching event was when I was teaching spheres.  I worked and worked on a method to get this moon to pop just right.  When the students were finishing the last step I loved here their breaths of excitement as their sphere really took shape.  It was like popcorn all over the room.


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

Look for a teacher that knows how to help you get connected when it comes to apply for scholarships and college.  

Look for a teacher that knows how to teach the love of the subject verses the mechanics of the subject.


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

Where do you want to be in 5, 10 and 15 years from now?  Have you developed the discipline to know how to master your fine art?


Lessons offered

Watercolor Painting Lessons Painting Classes Drawing Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Oil Painting Classes Piano Lessons Music Theory Lessons Ear Training Lessons Arrangement And Composition Lessons Songwriting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Photoshop Classes Fabric Arts Lessons Embroidery Classes Floral Arrangement Classes Sewing Classes Quilting Classes