Shannon Prescott

Music Play | Musical Adventures | Move, Sing, Drum! | Music Moves for Piano | Instrument Discovery

Teaching Philosophy

My mission as a teacher is to help students explore music and their abilities in a way that allows them to express themselves and find the aspect of music that suits them best. Whether it’s composition, performance, production, or one of the many other aspects of the musical world, as a teacher, I aim to help students understand those aspects while discovering what part speaks to them and help them nurture their talent.

Teaching Biography

Born and raised in Vienna, Virginia, Shannon has been making music since a young age. She spent her undergraduate years in Rochester, NY, where she dove into teaching early childhood music classes at the Eastman Community Music School. Her elementary music career began in 2021, teaching general music and chorus for Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Performance Biography

Shannon began her musical journey on piano and oboe. She has won various competitions, including piano composition and oboe performance. Her original piano composition and “Pretty Butterfly” performance won a composition award in 2008. Shannon made her Carnegie Hall debut on oboe in 2017 at the Concert Artists International Winner's Concert. Shannon then attended the Eastman School of Music to study oboe performance under Richard Killmer. While at Eastman, she debuted a band arrangement of "Poema y Danza" with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Scatterday. Since then, she consistently plays oboe and piano around the community.


B.M. Oboe Performance and Music Education, Eastman School of Music

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.