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Ms. Love is a classically trained musician who began piano and flute studies at the age of eight. Ms. Love graduated from UCLA with a BA in flute performance and an MM in Piano Pedagogy (Teaching) and Performance from George Mason University in 2011. Ms. Love is a full-time traveling piano teacher in Ashburn with over 11 years of teaching experience. Her expansive musical knowledge and extensive educational background are an asset to any student fortunate enough to work with her. She is passionate, dedicated and committed to teaching piano lessons to students in all areas of Ashburn.

In 2004, Ms. Love was awarded a $900 Teacher Enrichment Grant from the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) to further her teaching career. Currently, Ms. Love provides in-home piano lessons and flute lessons in all areas of Ashburn, Leesburg (Lansdowne and River Creek only), Sterling, Potomac Falls and Great Falls, VA. Ms. Love seeks serious piano students who share her passion for music that will last a life-time. Ms. Love’s piano teaching focuses on developing a well-rounded musician who is proficient at sight-reading, theory, aural training and performing classical piano repertoire. Technique is also a crucial aspect of the piano lesson-correct rotation of the wrists, use of the arms, and firm fingertips are some of the areas that are highlighted. Additionally, scales and technical exercises are assigned on a weekly basis.

Ms. Love is experienced as a soloist, chamber musician and piano accompanist. In 2003 and 2005, she accompanied several members of the United States Continental Army Band in a special chamber series. In summer 2007, she won a piano scholarship to perform at the Las Vegas Music Festival. Ms. Love performed in master classes and received lessons with James Giles and Mykola Suk. Ms. Love attended PianoSummer at SUNY-New Paltz in 2009, and participated in master classes, recitals and received lessons from Vladimir Feltsman, Susan Starr and a host of master teachers from Rice University, Arizona State University, and Mannes School of Music. Ms. Love attended a number of music festivals including, Idyllwild Summer Arts Academy, Brevard Music Center, Oberlin Flute Festival, and Skidmore Flute Festival. From 2011 to 2014, she served as an adjudicator for the annual Spring Festival held in Manassas, Virginia and Falls Church, VA. The Spring Festival is sponsored through the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). Most recently, Ms. Love was selected to participate in the 2013 Washington International Piano Festival held at Catholic University in DC. She performed in a master class with Brian Ganz and was selected by audition to perform at the Kennedy Center on August 2, 2013. See the performance at http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5529. Scroll to 27:37 to view Ms. Love’s performance.

Ms. Love holds professional memberships in MTNA, Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA), Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA), National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT) and Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship (FLMF). She serves as an accompanist for Loudoun County Solo and Ensemble and Fairfax Solo and Ensemble. Ms. Love is also available to perform background music for weddings, private gatherings and holiday events.

Links:

Loudoun Times-Mirror Featured Article:
www.loudountimes.com/news/article/shandra_love_hitting_a_high_note898

Kennedy Center Performance:
www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5529
(Scroll to 27:37 to see Mrs. Love performing directly)

 
Studio Location
20014 Coltsfoot Terrace
Ashburn, VA 20147
 
Phone
(571) 405-9670
 
 
Website
lovesmusiclessons.com