Shana Kirk is a Denver, CO-based pianist, teacher, technology consultant, and arts advocate.
With BA and MM degrees from Lipscomb University and the University of Denver, respectively, she has taught piano in both private and group settings. Her teaching embraces modern technologies for learning and motivation.
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 Denver-Based 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, an organization devoted to creating and performing new music.
As a music industry consultant, Ms. Kirk 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 Random Acces column.
When she isn’t working with music teachers, you can usually find Shana out on a mountain trail in Colorado.