• W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy

    Piano Department

    Nancy Shotts, Director of Piano Studies

    2020-2021 School Year

    Mrs. Shotts

     

    Thank you for your interest in the Greiner Piano Department! I am very excited to begin my eighth year as the director of piano studies here at Greiner!! I grew up in Dallas schools, graduating from Skyline High School, and then going on to earn a music education degree from the University of North Texas with a concentration in piano. I have had over 35 years of experience in music education and have recently completed my master's degree in secondary education. My husband and are the proud parents of two sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, and one son-in-law! We also have four beautiful granddaughters!!

     

    There are several core beliefs about music education that are evident in everything we do in the piano program and are best described by the following acrostic:

     

    P ride

    I ntegrity

    A rtistry

    k N owledge

    O wnership

     

    The piano program at Greiner is a 3-year foundational curriculum consisting of music theory instruction, sightreading practice, technique exercises, as well as group and individual practice of music we are currently learning. Throughout the year we will have several opportunities for students to perform solos and ensembles giving them the opportunity to gain confidence and performance experience.

     

    nshotts@dallasisd.org