B.Mus (UVic); M.Mus (UBC)
[Current on leave for the 2019-20 academic year.]
Shane’s approach to teaching is to provide a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere where positive reinforcement is used to encourage and celebrate student progress. Shane’s mantra with teaching is to lead by example; he aspires to be a beacon of positivity for his students and those around him. Shane tailors his teaching style to the individual needs of his students. It is Shane’s wish to be a flexible – yet focused – guide for each and every one of his students on their quest to realizing their musical potential, helping them discover insights into music that will enrich their music-making (and which will hopefully result in a little fun, too)!
Born and raised in Victoria, Shane began piano lessons at the age of 8 and knew by 12 years-old that he wanted to go to “piano university.” While attending the University of Victoria, Shane was the recipient of the Greater Victoria Performing Arts’ City of Victoria Silver Medallion in open piano, in addition to awards received in open Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Sight-reading categories in 2011. In 2012, Shane completed his BMus at the University of Victoria under the tutelage of Eva Kinderman. Four years later, in May 2016, Shane received his MMus from the University of British Columbia having studied with professor Mark Anderson. Shane has released a CD of his own original compositions for solo piano called “Amber,” which can be found here: Shane Beech