Shanna Pranaitis

Flute

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Locations

  • Remote Lessons
  • Evanston, IL
  • Vernon Hills, IL

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Professional Associations

Chicago Flute Club, Suuki Association of the Americas, National Flute Associatio

Qualifications

  • BM Northwestern University
  • MM University of Michigan magna cum laude
  • Private Intensives: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Certified Suzuki teacher
  • International performing artist and teacher
  • Students represented globally in competitions, music degree programs and as lifelong lovers of music!

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Background & Experience

Hey there, flute students and parents!

Do you love the flute and want to be more awesome? (That’s why you’re here, right?)
Have you ever been so nervous you basically forgot how to play the flute (Been there. Done that. Bought the T-shirt. I’ve got a solution!)
Want to learn the secrets of playing rhythms confidently? (shhhh….top secret info ahead!)
Are you looking for a new adventure learning piccolo, bass, or alto flute? (I’ve got a quiver of flutes ready for any adventure!)

Well, you have come to the right place!

I believe every moment of our lives brings infinite possibilities for new discovery, growth, and adventure. Whether your goal is learning how to play the flute, get into a youth orchestra or music festival, pursue a college music degree, or just get more awesome at the flute, I can help you! Over the past 20 years, I have taught students as young as 5-78 years old. You are the focus of lessons -- this is an inclusive and diverse studio, and I sculpt lessons to match your learning style and needs.

I am a professional teacher -- I’m constantly learning, observing master teachers from around the world, and completing professional development so I can be a better teacher. I share everything I learn with my students, whether that’s experience as a performer, arts entrepreneur, or teacher. I expect they’ll share any adventures they have out in the world with me too!

I believe every moment of our lives brings infinite possibilities for new discovery, growth, and adventure. I teach the way I do because I believe in the unlimited potential inside each of us to achieve beyond our wildest dreams. I’m also addicted to learning and insatiably curious. In lessons, I focus on the process and journey of learning, empowering students through a spirit of curiosity, adventure and experimentation.

Contact me for a free trial lesson and for scholarship information – nothing should get in the way of a student who wants to learn!

What will you gain from taking lessons? I’m so glad you asked!

You will:
Hone your tone (and breathing, oh my!)
Accomplish more with less effort — AKA efficient practice #makeiteasy #freetime
Venture into the fast lane — beep-beep — zooming fingers and tongue ahead!
Explore something new like jazz or improvisation or world flutes
Fly fearlessly in the high register (seriously E and F# get in line up there, please!)
Upgrade time-management & problem solving skills (Rhythm and practice hacks, anyone?)
Navigate sight-reading and auditions, like a boss!

You also get to:
Take part in studio classes with special guests (Beatboxing, jazz, celebrity Jeopardy!)
Go for the gold in Fluter Olympics!
Access to exclusive resources in the Student Portal (it’s even got a password!)
Expert assistance finding a new instrument (and some secret special deals too)
Perform in studio recitals (Fall and Spring solo recitals and the hilarious Duet Idol!)
Participate in local flute club events and competitions, youth orchestra and ILMEA ensembles (We represent!)
Get techy and collaborate with virtual flute penpals across the globe! (Expand your world!)
Become part of a FUN flute family that truly supports and celebrates YOU! (Warning: giggle fits ahead!)

Contact me for a free trial lesson and for scholarship information – nothing should get in the way of a student who wants to learn!