TEAM WORK. We work together to achieve your full potential
The team work between student and teaching is amazing. To see students of all ages faces when they reach each goal is exhilarating.
Shannon is very knowledgeable in woodwind instruments. I have been taking lessons for tenor saxophone with her for over a year now and she has been very patient with me. She is friendly and very easy to work with. I enjoy our lesson time very much. Best wishes to her.
Very knowledgeable and patient..
I was in search for a running coach for the Texas Bridge Series. I was getting out of a period of doing very little cardio and only running about one mile a day. Shannon Small has helped me tremendously! She has taught me to pace myself and now I fully enjoy running! I used to suffer from side pains and would never breathe correctly but Shannon has worked with me in those areas. My side pains are almost completely gone and my breathing during my runs is a thousand times better. Shannon is very knowledgeable and will take training at a comfortable pace to avoid fatigue and injuries. I highly recommend training with her!
Shannon isn't only a very professional musician, but a an amazing person. She is very kind and patient, does her best to be flexible in the schedule matters and very very positive. Lessons with her are always easy going, enriching and fun!
I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!
Music degrees: MM-performance, BS-music business, BA-performance
MA Candidate in Technical & Professional Writing
Certifications: Specialist in Exercise Therapy, Certified Fitness Trainer, CPR, 1st aid, etc.
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I started teaching as an undergraduate student, under the direction and support of my studio instructors.
I started coaching and training after receiving certifications and years of experience, and also under the direction and support of my triathlon coach / chiropractor.
I have experience with all types of clients: Younger, older, college, physical and learning disabilites, health issues, retired, etc.
Founding the professional Pearland Chamber Orchestra.
And presently working to create the Pearland Student Orchestra (a one of a kind ensemble accepting qualified students of ALL ages).
My 4th full Ironman Triathlon (140.6), where I improved my time by 2.5 hours.
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