Now Enrolling!

Shanon’s Violin Academy in Chatsworth, CA is accepting new students for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Free 45-minute introductory private lesson for new students!

Call or text (805) 409-6201 TODAY to schedule your free lesson.

Upcoming Events:

 Creativity in Music Workshop (all ages)

January 20, 2019 6:00-7:00 PM $25

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser Rob Flax teaches a special workshop about unlocking creativity in music making, using composition and improvisation as tools to take charge of your own inspiration.

Starting from nothing but a major scale, participants work with Rob to build harmony from small chunks of the scale, and then follow their creative impulses together as they learn composition and improvisation strategies (e.g. develop melody and harmony using motivic development, sequencing, counterpoint, reharmonization, tension/release, and cyclical rhythmic structures, to name a few possible strategies that might come up). The process will be free-wheeling and impulse-driven, saying “yes” to any and all ideas that emerge along the way. Rob is a master improviser with extensive experience building music on the spot, and so the exact path will vary depending on what the students put in. After spending the majority of the workshop developing the ideas, the final result will be a group performance, “premiering” a new work. Following that culminating performance participants will have a short debrief where they reflect on the performance and the experience.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to attend.

 Fiddle Club Workshop (ages 7-12)

January 13, 2019 1:00-2:00 PM $20

Students will explore a variety of classical and fiddle styles through games, listening activities, and ensemble playing. Making friends with music is fun and keeps kids motivated! Please RSVP to attend.

Chatsworth Family Fiddle Jam (all ages)

January 27, 2019 3:30-5:00 PM

Free and open to the public! All acoustic string instruments are welcome. We will be playing mostly Old Time fiddle tunes, though we may through in some Celtic, blues, etc. This is a slow jam geared toward beginners and takes place at Chatsworth Park North. More info HERE.

 Video Game & Anime Music Workshop (ages 12-19)

January 27, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM $30

Students will learn how to improvise and harmonize by ear in an ensemble setting using the music they love from video games and anime. Please RSVP to attend.

Need to get a violin?

Students must have their own violins prior to starting lessons. Contact me for a free guide to renting/purchasing a violin.

Need musicians for your event?

I have students who will perform solo or duet music at your event for a reasonable rate. Charities, hospitals, and retirement homes may inquire about volunteer performers. Contact me for more information.