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About Shana Kirk

Shana Kirk is a Denver, Colorado-based pianist, teacher, technology consultant, and arts advocate. Through these activities, she embraces modern technologies for performance, education, and fun! With a BA in piano performance and an MM in piano pedagogy from Lipscomb University and the University of Denver respectively, Shana actively explores ways to combine and promote technology and the arts. During 2000, she helped develop and operate the “What Makes Music?” discovery center for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Shortly thereafter, she co-founded Apple Pie, Inc., an organization with the mission of bringing the arts to underserved areas. She currently serves on the board of the Playground Ensemble. As a music industry consultant, Shana works closely with institutions, software developers, music technology vendors, and manufacturers to share 21st century tools with the music teaching community. She is a frequent presenter at music education events throughout the US and Canada. She is also active as a writer, with music and music technology-based articles appearing in such publications as Clavier Companion and American Music Teacher, where she co-authors the Tech Connect column.