From the time Shane began private piano lessons in the second grade to the time he received
his B.A. in Improvisational Music Studies from San Jose State University, he has always been
consistent about music and has always taken music seriously. He was first inspired to learn
to play the piano when he heard his grandmother play Viennese waltzes. He has been teaching
jazz and classical piano (along with various other genres) since 2003. AT The Music Place , he has been teaching
piano, guitar, and beginning vocal instruction since 2005.
As a teacher, Shane is patient and encouraging, and believes that learning should be fun in order to be productive.
He has been the pianist for musicals, choirs, church services, and weddings. He continues to perform at restaurants, with jazz trios, and with Latin jazz/Salsa and Big Band ensembles.
Some of his notable achievements include performing at the world renowned Monterey Jazz Festival and performing with Latin Jazz sensation and recording artist, Pete Escovedo. Shane is originally from Campbell, CA and enjoys spending time with his parents, brother, and cat. He also enjoys composing, arranging, and experimenting with digital audio software.
TEACHING LOCATIONS: Willow Street, Sunnyvale West, Sunnyvale Central
Last Modified: 2011.09.08
Actual Customer Testimonials:
"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents
"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .
I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family