What I teach: Guitar, Singing, Songwriting, Performance, Career Mentoring
Available: Sunday- Thursday
Ages Taught: Specialize in young adults, and women
Levels Taught: Beginning to intermediate
Style Taught: Folk, Indie, Contemporary Pop and Country
Contact at: Tai@TaiShanMusic.com

  • Dusty Strings in Fremont
  • Private Studio in Wallingford

$45 for 30 min

$65 for 60 min

  • A Customized lesson plan that fits your needs
  • Freedom to pick the songs you want to learn
  • Goal setting and career development
  • Quality recordings of your completed songs
  • Bi-yearly student Showcases with high end videos of students

My specialty is working with girls and women—helping them to find their voice through their music. I teach the songs that they are listening to, the music they adore. Most of my students like to divide lesson time between working on singing, playing, and songwriting. I help students set their own goals, and design a curriculum that can take them from beginning guitar to on-stage performance. I am here for you to show you the steps to achieve your dreams.

Under my skillful guidance, students progress from learning the guitar to writing and performing. What is unique and motivating is that I teach my students the songs that they are currently listening to—the music they adore and follow. As one of my student’s commented, “I got to learn songs I actually know and love, and received help putting my own songs together.”

In eight years of teaching, I have won praise for my supportive approach to teaching music and songwriting and has developed a large and respected private studio. I have helped students set their own goals by designing a curriculum that takes them from beginning guitar to on-stage performance. When students have mastered their song I help them create a digital recording. I also host a bi-annual student showcase and films the performance, providing opportunities for the students to build their stage confidence and fan base. As former student Briana Marela (K Records) stated, “Tai gave me the courage to go out and perform.”

Working with Tai was incredible. She helped me grow in my songwriting and guitar playing abilities”

— Hali Erickson

Student Showcase Performance

From Page To Stage

Tai Shan's has worked with students to record songs, book shows, tour the country, raise thousands for charity and released multiple CD's. Tai Shan's From Page to Stage program is available to kids as young as 10 and focuses on goal setting, task management with weekly check-ins, career advice, and introducing you to the professionals you need to achieve your goals.

Here are some of the students Tai has worked with:


“Thank you for opening Madi’s eyes to her own possibilities and empowering her with confidence in her ideas. In a short time, you have been one of the most important influences on her young life, and her mother and I feel so lucky to have found you.” – Jerry Alder, (father of student)

“Tai Shan has truly inspired her and has really helped give her the confidence to get out there and play her songs for the world!” – Guy Fusman (father of Keira Verlee of “Verlee for Random”)