Thomas McShane bio

Offering lessons for violin, viola, folk harp, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, piano and fiddle.

   Mr. McShane is a professional musician who can give instruction on many musical styles ranging from Classical to Folk Music from several different countries. All ages are welcome! As a student, he was involved for many years as a violist with The Louisville Youth Orchestra and became a graduate of the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, Ky. in 1981 majoring in music and theater. He has since performed in a a broad spectrum of musical involvements including accompanying international folk dance troupes, performing Celtic and traditional music at events in several countries, composing music for, and directing several theatrical productions. At the same time he has been involved in educating children in music in several Community Schools throughout the Eastern U.S.. He served for five years on the Board of Directors, and a performing member of The Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra. He now resides in Crestwood, Ky, where where he owns and operates 'Crestwood Music Shop'.
"My objective is to encourage enthusiasm and diligence in my students towards Music and the Performing Arts, focusing on self-esteem, presentation, and public performance. For strings, I incorporate sight reading with ear training using various acclaimed methods tailored to the individual student. I value the importance of ensemble playing, and will organize such activities".