Shane Hurley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from West Chester University with a minor in Music History. He was a long-term substitute chorus director in the West Chester Area School District, and is currently an Assistant Director for the school’s spring musical. Earlier this year, Shane directed three chorus concerts at his school and co-directed the district’s Honors Chorus Concert. At WCU, he studied a variety of repertoire, covering numerous styles and eras of music, including premiering a new piece by a currently active composer. Shane also holds a Level I Kodály Certification, and is planning to continue the program over the next three years. Outside of school, he frequently performs with The Brandywine Singers, a chamber choral ensemble in Chester County. Shane is also a songwriter and producer, recording and releasing his own music and his peers’ music in his free time.
Shane can be personally reached at Shane.ValottaStudios@gmail.com
“I am glad that I found a piano teacher as patient and friendly as Shane for my 6yo daughter. She has been taking lessons with Shane for four months now and is always excited to show Shane how much she has improved from one lesson to the next. Shane is a knowledgeable teacher that is willing to go the extra mile to make learning something new both rewarding and fun, while at the best pace for your child!“
– Stephanie, Valotta parent
“Shane is wonderful and so deserving of positive feedback. He has been a great a teacher by guiding my son into the world of piano. Shane is kind, patient, knowledgeable, and always has a smile on his face. Shane’s warm personality helps keep my son engaged and provides motivation for him to continue learning. Staring to learn a new instrument can be a challenge and frustrating for kids at times but thanks to Shane it’s been a fun and positive experience for my son!”
– Katherine, Valotta parent