Shannon Budd has a MM in Flute Performance from the University of Akron, and BM Flute Performance from St. Olaf College. She has performed with the MAVerick ensemble, in several orchestras, small ensembles, international performances, and masterclasses. She was recently awarded Music Together Certification Level 1 by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ for demonstrating outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. She enjoys working with young children and loves the enthusiasm they have for music. Shannon has taught Music Together at the Lake Forest Symphony School and Sherwood Conservatory of Music. Music Together of Lincoln Square is licensed by Music Together LLC.