About Shana Kirk

Pianotopia is the web home for Shana Kirk, a Denver, CO-based pianist, teacher, technology consultant, and arts advocate. 

With BA and MM degrees from Lipscomb University and the University of Denver, respectively, she has taught piano in both private and group settings. Her teaching embraces modern technologies for learning and motivation. 

During 2000, she helped develop and operate the "What Makes Music?" discovery center for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Shortly thereafter, she co-founded Denver-Based Apple Pie, Inc., an organization with the mission of bringing the arts to underserved areas.  She currently serves on the board of the Playground Ensemble

As a music industry consultant, Ms. Kirk works closely with institutions, software developers, music technology vendors, and manufacturers to share 21st century tools with the music teaching community. She is a frequent presenter at music education events throughout the US and Canada. 

She is also active as a writer, with music and music-technology based articles appearing in such publications as Clavier Companion and American Music Teacher, where she co-authors the Random Access‚Äč column. 

I am available for a variety of consulting services for musicians, institutions, and educators. 

21st Century Piano Instruction
Although the Pianotopia teaching studio is officially "on sabbatical", Shana is available for guest-instruction, distance-teaching, and periodic assistance with pretty much any subject that doesn't require a long-term schedule. 

Shana is a frequent guest-speaker and clinician on music technology topics to provide enrichment for your organization. See the resources page for recent topic titles and handouts, or suggest something new! Shana is the premier figure-outer for all things related to music education technology.

Independent Music Technology Consulting
If you need help getting a teaching studio, school, or church equipped with the latest in practice and performance technology, you've come to the right place! Contact Shana now, and bring your music experience into the 21st century!