Shirley Cowan

Shirley CowanMy name is Shirley Cowan.  I am a piano instructor at The Tune Shop.  I feel my strength is in teaching beginning and intermediate piano students.  My family includes my husband Robert, two sons Ron (deceased), his children Christina and Chad, and Christina’s children Megan and Madison, our younger son, Conrad, and his children, Danny and Charlie.

My education includes a bachelor of music education degree form the University of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma.  I have additional work at the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Emporia State College and the University of St. Mary.

My experience includes private instruction over a number of years.  I also taught elementary music at the Leavenworth School system for eight years and junior high music at Patton Junior High, Ft Leavenworth for four years.  My husband and I bought the Toon Shop in Leavenworth and ran that for 30 years during which time we not only did usual retail, but also a very heavy emphasis on quality private teaching in many fields.  We feel lucky to turn over the reigns of the Tune Shop to Eric Rathburn.  I enjoy the privilege of returning to teaching privately, which I enjoy very much.