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Composition, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, and Voice
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Classical training for application to any style
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
All Ages

Shella Zelenz

Award-winning voice, piano, and K-12 music teacher
Teaching Philosophy

I'm a classically trained musician who has also taken it to deeper levels by investigating and thoroughly researching other methodologies which are both technically sound and utilizing healthy approaches to sustain performance health and longevity. Inappropriate technique or unhealthy approaches to technique can actually limit or permanently damage your ability to sing or play. As such, healthy technique is my highest priority. I do follow a structured repertoire, however, I am very flexible in meeting the interests and needs of individual students. My students are not stifled by unilateral methodology approaches. Sample video of a lesson with student, Juliann Namson.


I have been teaching private lessons to children and adults for over 17 years. My experience in private teaching, public school classrooms (credentialed music teacher - band and choir) and colleges (music professor - theory and history) render me very versatile in understanding the various factors which impact individual learning and motivation. My students thoroughly enjoy their lessons and have a very long-standing continuation in pursuing their goals as a result. Discontinuation of lessons has much to do with uninspired teaching and student-teacher disconnect. My students feel very understood and my authenticity in communication is refreshing for many.


B.A. Music/Music Education
M.A. Vocal Performance



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