Mrs. Shana Guidi
Violin, Cello, Piano, Flute, Guitar Teacher
Shana Guidi is the founder and director of Monarch Suzuki Academy in Austin, Texas. In addition to maintaining the daily operations of the school, she is a co-director of the Greater Austin Suzuki Institute, founder of the Greater Austin Suzuki Association, and teaches violin and Suzuki early childhood music classes. In the past year, Shana and her husband have begun the journey into Suzuki parenting for their four-year-old daughter, who has begun to study violin.
Shana taught Suzuki strings in the Parkway School district in St. Louis, Missouri from 2005-2008. In 2004, she completed her Masters degree in Music and Human Learning at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied violin with Brian Lewis and music education and research with Dr. Robert Duke and Dr. Laurie Scott. Shana received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and completed her long-term Suzuki teacher training with Carol Dallinger at the University of Evansville. Before beginning her undergraduate studies, Shana studied with Winifred Crock in St. Louis, where she began playing Suzuki violin at the age of three.