About Shannen Hemmel
Get to know Shannen Hemmel
Originally from Ojai, California, Mrs. Shannen Hemmel graduated with honors from Westminster Choir College with a Bachelor of Music degree (Emphasis: Music Education and Piano), and Rider University with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
Shannen has presented at the National Conference of the College Music Society on the National Standards for Music Education, and has taught music (PreK-12) in public and private schools in three states for a variety of music subjects.
She is currently teaching elementary General Music at St. Paul School in Princeton. Shannen has taught piano and other musical subjects privately since 2006. Her students have performed in competitions and festivals, such as the National Steinway Piano Competition, the Central New Jersey Piano Teachers Forum Festival, and Music in the Parks.
Shannen is a member of the Board of the Central New Jersey Piano Teachers Forum, and has worked as the Director of Music at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Ringoes since 2011. She has premiered works as a pianist and conductor. Shannen was a Division I Diver, a Two-Time All-American Athlete, and is currently coaching the dive team at the West Windsor-Plainsboro high schools. For nearly a decade, she was a professional High Diver who performed at theme parks in the USA and Japan.