Shawn CoughlinThe Academy of Music was founded by Shawn Coughlin our music Director in 1990. Having taught himself already for many years in a variety of settings, Shawn saw a need for in home lessons and started in September of 1990 offering in home piano and guitar lessons. Since then, it has grown to include voice, violin & drum lessons!

Shawn is classically trained going through the Royal Conservatory Piano program, and is well versed in jazz and contemporary styles. He started teaching piano at the age of 16 and has never stopped. He is a former junior high and high school band teacher, and besides teaching piano, Shawn is a professional pianist, accompanist, composer, church music director & piano tuner technician. But most of all Shawn loves being the music director at the Academy of Music!