Shauna Leavitt is a pianist, accompanist and piano teacher in Herndon, VA with a Master’s degree in Piano Performance Pedagogy. Teaching music is her passion. She loves watching her students reach their goals and seeing their confidence grow.
Shauna believes that music instruction should be enjoyable, built on a solid technical foundation, inspire creativity, and match each individual’s goals. Shauna provides top-quality musical instruction that will give your student a life-long understanding and appreciation of music.
Shauna holds a M.M. and a B.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Arizona State University and Utah State University, respectively. Since beginning her study of piano, Shauna has studied under the direction of Margaret Brown, Dr. Douglas Humpherys, Robert Smith, Professor Gary Amano, Dr. Ralph van der Beek, Professor Dennis Hirst, and Dr. Baruch Meir. Shauna has taught at both the USU Youth Conservatory as well as the ASU Prep Program. She has been honored as Teacher of the Year at the Youth Conservatory at Utah State and the Outstanding Keyboard Harmony Teacher by the Utah State University Department of Music. She has taught at the university level, as an instructor of Class Piano at both Utah State and Arizona State Universities. Shauna placed 1st in the Klatzkin Contemporary Solo Keyboard Competition at ASU and received Honorable Mention in the ASU Piano Competition. As a Young Artist Competition winner, Shauna performed Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 with the Utah Valley Symphony.
Shauna is an active member of Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association and serves on the Executive Board. Shauna volunteers at NVMTA by helping manage their website. She is also a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and enjoys entering her students in Springfield Music Festival each year as a member of Springfield Music Club. She teaches piano in Herndon, VA and also offers accompaniment for vocalists and instrumentalist of all ages and levels. If you need an accompanist for a Recital, Concert, Audition, Choir, Chamber music, Theater/Pit Orchestra, and Vocal/Instrumental Studio recitals, please contact Shauna for more information. If you are interested in setting up a trial lesson ($40), please fill out this Contact Form and Shauna will arrange that with you.