Shawn Miranda - Musician and Educator
My main presence on the web is as the teacher and developer of the website, www.musiclessonson-line.com. This is an extension of my private practice which I have had now for over twenty years in the greater Seattle area (please see my contact information below if you are interested in private piano lessons and/or guitar lessons - I am currently accepting students from both Seattle and the Eastside). Throughout my teaching career I have concentrated on cultivating the natural enthusiasm of my students by teaching them music that stimulates their own interests rather than encouraging them to follow my own. To fulfill this mission I have composed a large body of teaching music which has proven to be very popular. This is the main thrust of my work on the web.
At the beginning of my career I had very little interest in computers and perhaps even felt that they were more of a distraction than an aid. However, I began to be aware of their value as a tool for music notation and gradually came to appreciate their other uses more and more. Over the years I have increasingly used computer technology to the point where the music lessons website became a natural outgrowth of my development as both a computer user and musician. I believe I have a unique vision both for music education in general and for music education on the web and that I consequently offer unique resources to all my music students.
I strive to maintain a balance between my work, which for the most part keeps me in the city, and my home life. So in addition to my professional activities, which keep me quite busy, I am happily married and live in the rural community of Wilderness Rim. We own three dogs, Soleil (so-lay), Esprit (ess-pree), and Jean Luc, of whom we are very fond.
North Bend, WA 98045
last updated 9-7-12