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About Shannen Hemmel

Shannen Hemmel
Shannen Hemmel
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Lawrence Township, NJ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: Associate of Arts- General Studies, Grossmont College; Bachelor of Music (Emphasis: Music Education, Piano), Westminster Choir College of Rider University; Master of Arts in Teaching, Rider University; Google Educator Level I Certification; Music Together In-School Teacher Level I Certification; California K-12 Music Teacher; New Jersey K-12 Music Teacher; Pennsylvania K-12 Music Teacher; Kodaly Level I Certification; Critical Pedagogy for Music Education Certification; Water Safety Instructor
Performance Experience: Professional pianist for events and premiere works; accompanist for school musicals and choirs, church choirs, and chamber music; vocalist; conductor of school band, strings, and choir; recording artist; conductor of premier works; and Vocal Director and Director of Music for elementary and middle school musicals. I performed as a member of the chorus in an opera. While at Westminster Choir College, I performed at venues like Carnegie Hall, and with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic.
Teaching Experience: St. Paul School, NJ, General/Vocal, PK-6; Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District, NJ, General/Vocal, PK-4; Harriton High School, PA, Choral Music/AP Music Theory, 9-12; John Marshall Elementary School, NJ, General/Vocal, 1-5; Ojai Unified School District, CA, Elementary Music Specialist, 3-6; Stockton Borough School, NJ, General/Vocal, PreK-6; Hampton Public School, NJ, Instrumental/Vocal, 2-8; Lebanon Borough School, NJ, Music, PreK-6; Montgomery Upper Middle School, NJ, Vocal Director, 7-8
Teaching Philosophy: All students can learn and I want to help them to build their skills, knowledge, and repertoire to achieve their musical goals.

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.

Shannen Hemmel teaches at:
3375 US Hwy 1 Suite 150
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
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