Shayna has extensive experience in both music and early childhood education (in preschools and Montessori schools), which come together to shape her expertise as a music educator for young children and beginning string players. She has held a range of music teaching positions, including: Director of the Suzuki Strings Program, and a private and group music instructor, at Cornerstone Music Conservatory in Los Angeles; instructor of string players in the Mentor High School Orchestra Program; and instructor of Musicianship and Music Appreciation classes at Cleveland State University. She has taught private students in violin, viola, cello and piano since 1987. She has performed with the Youngstown and West Virginia Symphony Orchestras, among many others, including performances with Joshua Bell, Itzhac Perlman, James Gallway, Emmanuel Ax, and YoYo Ma. Every year she is a judge for the Music Educators National Conference and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs.
Education: MM, Violin Performance, Cleveland State University; BM (cum laude), Violin Performance, West Virginia University; AA, Early Childhood Education, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FLA.