Because of her academic accomplishments and professional credentials, my wife and I invited Shannon to play a role in the life of our daughter. This decision has proven to be wise on every level. Recently I thought I would “give it a shot” again. Shannon squeezed me in to help me prepare for a musical I was auditioning for locally. I’m 52 and haven’t sang in front of anybody outside of my . . . well anybody since high school. Shannon had me belting it out, enhancing my body language and having a ball, within minutes. Shannon McCracken is an excellent person and a consummate professional. She is a credit to the arts.
— Joseph Rudkins, Parent and Singer
I have thoroughly enjoyed my voice lessons with Shannon. She always creates a positive environment that promotes fearless exploration and learning. Shannon has a wealth of knowledge and is eager to share that knowledge with her students. Not only does she work with students on vocal technique and theory, but she also offers valuable insight into their performing skills. With Shannon’s help I always feel well prepared for performances and auditions. Working with Shannon has definitely helped my vocal ability and technical skills, but more importantly it has given me confidence in my voice. She is dedicated to helping her students succeed and genuinely cares about, and celebrates, their progress. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Shannon.
— Emily Templeman, Singer
There are those who are outstanding in their fields and Shannon McCracken is definitely at the top! Shannon’s ability to teach with a comfortable style and grace compares to no others. Our child has grown both in vocal and theory with ease. Shannon is not only a teacher but has become a wonderful mentor to our daughter.
Thank you Shannon!
— The Marks family
Shannon is a marvellous teacher! Professional, kind, and brings ease to learning difficult tasks. Ultimately she will work with your specific needs in a proficient manner. Simply wonderful!
— Rosa, Wilfrid Laurier University Student
I have been taking lesson with Shannon for just over two years now. Shannon has an upbeat personable teaching style that is tailored to the students specific need and interests. Together we have worked on multiple genre’s and languages ranging from musical theatre to Mozart. In addition to helping my voice grow and relax into itself Shannon has also made the world of advanced musical theory fun, while still showing all the practical applications involved.
— Delaney Cameron, Student
Shannon has been my daughter’s teacher for several years now. We have chosen her due to her level of experience, extensive knowledge and professional accomplishments. I am always amazed at what comes out of the lessons. My daughter’s growth, thanks to Shannon’s work with her, has been remarkable. She wishes to pursue her own future in Musical Theatre and I know with Shannon’s level of commitment to her students to reach their own potential, and her excitement in seeing them succeed, this is a real possibility.
— Stephanie Harwood-Jones, Parent
I absolutely loved working with Shannon! I found that she was incredibly attentive to my learning style and if I was not grasping something one way she would try a different way to help me understand the idea. Shannon was very patient and always found a way to make the challenging tasks fun!
— Sarah, Wilfrid Laurier University Student