Piano Lessons Ashburn VA - Instilling Love and Passion for Music that will Last a Lifetime
Featured Ashburn Piano Teacher
You need Flash Player in order to view this.
Ashburn Piano Lessons
Piano lessons in Ashburn, VA (20147, 20148) from a classically trained piano teacher in Ashburn, VA. Ms. Love provides piano lessons in Ashburn Village, Ashburn Farm, Broadlands, Brambleton, Belmont, and Belmont Country Club, VA. This is a performance by Shandra Love at George Mason University. This performance was part of my graduate piano lecture-recital. I was coached by Darya Gabay who lives in Fairfax Station.
                                                                                                          Please view several recordings of my  Piano Lecture-Recital at George Mason University on You Tube.  I am performing the Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79, No. 1 by Johannes Brahms.  The second recording captures my performance of the Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms.  The third recording is a more recent performance at the Steinway Recital Hall in Tyson's Corner.  This unique work contains classical and jazz idioms.  I am performing a piece by Rodion Shchedrin entitled, Im Stile von Albeniz.   Additionally, I accompany flute, clarinet, bassoon, euphonium, trombone, violin, viola, cello and a host of other instruments for Loudoun Solo and Ensemble Festival in Loudoun County.

Ms. Love was born and raised in Pasadena, California, home of the famous Tournament of Roses Parade.  She began piano lessons at the age of 8 and continued through high school and college.  Ms. Love began flute lessons at the age of nine and continued through high school and college.  She graduated with a BA degree in flute performance from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994.
Ms. Love later decided to become proficient and versatile on two instruments.  Ms. Love pursued private piano lessons with Dr. Paul Pitman in Encino, California from 1996 to 2002.  Ms. Love graduated from George Mason University with an MM in Piano Pedagogy (Teaching) in January 2011. I am the first independent teacher to launch a traveling piano lessons business in Ashburn, VA.  My business became officially incorporated in the state of Virginia in May 2011.

Ms. Love relocated from Los Angeles, California to Hampton, Virginia in 2002 and continued private piano lessons with Mrs. Teresa Campos-Falk.  Mrs. Falk introduced Ms. Love to piano teaching and later referred several piano students to her.  Mrs. Campos-Falk is a highly sought after teacher in Yorktown, Virginia who graduated from Julliard and has had a national competition winner through MTNA.  Ms. Love soon began teaching privately from her apartment in Hampton, Virginia and traveling to students in the Hampton Roads area.  She was hired as a flute instructor in November 2002 and later hired as a piano teacher at Music and Arts in Yorktown, Virginia in 2004.
In 2004, I was awarded a $900 Teacher Enrichment Grant from the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) to further my piano teaching. I am experienced as a solo performer, chamber musician and accompanist. In 2003 and 2005, I accompanied several members of the United States Continental Army Band in a special chamber series. In summer 2007, I was awarded a piano scholarship to perform at the Las Vegas Music Festival. I performed in master classes with MykoIa Suk  and James Giles.  I attended PianoSummer ’09 at SUNY-New Paltz where I participated in master classes, recitals and received piano lessons with master teachers from Curtis Institute of Music, Rice University, Arizona State University, and Mannes College of Music. I received private lessons from Vladimir Feltsman, Susan Starr and Robert Roux.
Most recently, I attended the 2013 Washington International Piano Festival at Catholic University in Washington, DC.  I received lessons from Ivo Kaltchev (Catholic University of America (CUA)), Nikita Fitenko (CUA), Li-Ly Chang (MD), Yuri Didenko (Moscow), and Hae-Young Kim (South Korea).  I was also selected to perform in a master class with Brian Ganz and was selected by audition to perform at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage on August 2, 2013.  View the performance here.
My past piano teachers included Moacir Santos, the famed and late Brazilian pianist who collaborated with the late Sarah Vaughan, Dr. Paul Pitman from Encino, California, Dr. Andrey Kasparov, piano professor at Old Dominion University, Dr. Eric Ruple, piano professor at James Madison University, Dr. Joanne Haroutounian, internationally renowned piano pedagogue, Julie Hahn, NCTM, and graduate of Peabody Conservatory and Catholic University, Dr. Ana Balakerskaia, graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory and piano professor at George Mason University and Darya Gabay, graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory.

© 2010 Shandra Love

Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint