Teacher Feature: SHIRA SHAKED


Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Shira started playing the piano at a young age of four and since then, piano became her passion. She has a doctorate degree in Piano Performance from Stony Brook University in New York.

Last week, Shira Shaked was in Chile to accompany world famous violinist Maxim Vengerov in a 90-minute performance, not including 5 encores!
Here’s a quote from one of the critics’ review of the performance:
“Maxim Vengerov is considered one of the greatest violinists of the moment, without ignoring the sensational work of accompanist pianist Shira Shaked”

Shira has been with the Connecticut School of Music for 5 years now.

CTSM: What is your style of teaching?
Shira: My teaching style is tailored to every student’s needs. I believe no one method works for everybody… it is something very individualized.

CTSM: What do you want your students to get from your lessons?
Shira: Enthusiasm in playing… for them to go back home and be eager to play, to have fun with the piano. I also want the lessons to be challenging enough and for my students to take up the challenge.

Shira Shaked

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