Ms. Shankle has been teaching private voice and piano lessons for ten years in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in teaching young beginners at the piano (ages 5 to 7 years old) as well as beginning voice students (8th grade and up). She has a passion for educating children about all aspects of music from theory to history to performance practice. Nothing brings her greater joy than to witness an "aha!" moment with her students. Although she understands that most students do not have the desire to become professional musicians, she teaches with high expectations. Lessons demanding, but always fun! Topics covered in weekly lessons will include practice technique so that students get the most of their practice time at home.
As a performer, Tammany is very active. She is a classically trained soprano. She has performed with the University of Maine Singers, the Athena Consort, the University of Maine Opera Workshop, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Hancock County, and the Penobscot Theatre Company. Locally, Tammany has served as soprano section leader at Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ and Northminster Presbyterian Church. She has been a member of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for four seasons and has performed as a soloist as well. Her favorite roles include Princess Ida (Gilbert and Sullivan's "Princess Ida"), Contessa Almaviva "Le Nozze di Figaro," and First Lady, "Die Zauberflote." Tammany has also been the director of the Celebration Choir (grades K-2) at Northminster Prebyterian Church since 2008.
Tammany holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Maine and a Master of Music in voice performance from Butler University.