Monica is available for all your music performance and educational needs including freelance musician for a gig or recording session, a group to perform at your special event or wedding, clinician for your group, adjudicator for your festival, as a composer, arranger, or copyist. Visit Monica's Booking Page for more information.
Brave Musician is a place for musicians, students, and educators to learn to Be Brave. Focusing on "soft skills" needed to be a successful musician such as confidence, networking, creativity, promotion, bravery, finding your own unique voice, asking for help, overcoming self-doubt, building a community, and more, Brave Musician is all about learned those things about being a musician that they never taught you in school!
Improvisation and Creativity lessons for all instruments. Available online or in Phoenix, AZ. Are you looking for fresh, new innovative ways to practice that keep you interested and motivated? Do you like to make stuff up? Are you looking for creative, stimulating and fun, instead of boring, mindless, and stale? Would you like to create every time you play? Do you enjoy experimenting with sounds, colors, rhythms etc? Have you always wanted to improvise, but never thought you could? Then you’ve come to the right place! Contact me for a lesson today!
Doublers Collective was founded in 2010 by Monica Shriver out of a passion and desire to perform multiple woodwind instruments in a progressive jazz setting. Made up of five in-demand established jazz saxophonists and a rhythm section, Doublers Collective is a high caliber, enthusiastic group interested in exploring all the color and sonority possibilities available using so many different instruments. The members perform on different combinations of piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, and bassoon. All top-notch educators, the mission of Doublers Collective includes performance clinics and community outreach. Doublers Collective collaborates with some of the best jazz composers in the world today to create a repertoire for this unique instrumentation.