Shana began studying voice and piano and performing in musicals and operas at the age of 6. A native of Millville, NJ, she graduated from Sacred Heart Highschool in 1994 and has performed various roles such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, Jenny Lind in Barnum and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. While her love is voice, and, more specifically, opera and operetta, she also has prolonged experience playing the piano and organ. In 1999 she passed the Piano Proficiency Exam at her Alma Mater, Westminster Choir College in Princeton NJ, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Piano Studies.
Shana is currently the Music Director, Lead Vocalist and Organist at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Towaco, NJ. Shana also is a full time educator, teaching private instruction in Morris County, NJ. She currently resides in Guttenberg, in Hudson County, NJ.
Shana has taught private voice and piano lessons to students of all ages and all walks of life since 2000. She believes that the voice is the most natural and unique instrument and that everyone has a voice. She is confident that, with classical training, anyone can sing and perform any style of music. This is her first year working at Anahid Syourapian Piano Studio and is very excited for this new teaching opportunity.