Shayna Bosquet was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, and became passionate about music at a young age.
While in middle and high school, she participated in local youth symphonies, wind ensembles, and bands. Throughout high school and college, Shayna studied clarinet with Dr. Robert Spring at Arizona State University as well as with Dr. Larry Maxey at the University of Kansas. She graduated in 1999 from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education. Prior to starting her family, Shayna spent several years as a public school teacher in the Nashville area. Her love of music and young people has allowed her to work with young musicians in a variety of ways including private clarinet lessons, clarinet master classes, directing bands, woodwind ensemble coaching, assisting high school marching bands, and serving as a color guard instructor.
She is passionate about reaching the hearts of young people through music. She believes music is an avenue to point students towards the Creator and to help them develop excellence in all aspects of their lives. Over the last decade, Shayna has performed around town in various orchestras, musical theater performances, church services, and recording sessions.
Currently, Shayna enjoys performing in ensembles such as the Spring Hill Orchestra and other local orchestras. Shayna and her husband, Andy, moved to the Nashville area in 2000 and now consider Tennessee to be their home. They have three children ages 17, 14, and 11 who keep them busy with homeschooling, sports, and music activities. Shayna enjoys gardening, landscaping, hiking, reading, time with friends and family, and pampering her super-smart dog, Scout.