Shawna is a native of Sonoma County and an alumni of the Sonoma State University music department. She has been singing in bands since the age of fifteen exploring folk, rock, funk, blues, jazz, R&B, reggae and country. Her first album of original music, Material Ghost, was released in 2008 and her EP, See Yourself, was released in 2011. She is currently working on another full-length album with her husband in their folk duo, Twin Soles.
Early music became a part of Shawna's life during her college years at Sonoma State when Robert Worth was her ear training teacher and choir conductor. After twelve years away from early music she joined Circa 1600 and Green Mountain Consort and has been loving it ever since.
Shawna started her business as a private singing instructor in 2004 at Stanroy Music Center and now sustains a work load of approximately 40 students with a wait list of singers eager to study with her. She has recorded on many local artists' albums singing backup and lead on their original music. When she's not working she's spending time with her son, Indigo, and with her husband and their two cockatiels, Bo and Pippin. Everyone in the household is a singer including the birds.