At the request of people who wanted to take Shannon's music home with them, in 2001 she began the adventure of recording her debut album, "Heart Journey". Working closely with her producer Mark Pence, orchestration added tasteful beauty to her piano solos. Together they would see eye to eye and hear ear to ear exactly the special touches that would add the magic that Shannon was looking for. Within a year, she began recording her second album "Piano Paintings", released in October of 2002.
In recent years she began writing her compositions down in sheet music form. It is her desire in the future to have her music available in song books for students, teachers and anyone who enjoys playing piano. Shannon is now a full time pianist performing for Von Maur, Collins Plaza Hotel, for private and company parties, receptions, special events and concerts of her original music. She continues writing in preparation for her next CD.
Music is her passion, and her style is unique. Her award winning music would be categorized as Contemporary Classical or Romantic New Age. She plays with such feeling and emotion; her melodies will take your heart on a journey. To learn more about Shannon and to hear her music, visit her website at: www.shannonjanssen.com.
"I like music that is touching and soul stirring, that makes you stop to ponder, taking you to another place. This kind of music can be in many categories. But instrumental music without words, allows the listener to use their imagination to tell the story or to paint the picture within the song. The only clue is the title...you decide how the story goes and ends. It's like reading a book verses watching a movie. Your imagination paints the scene and characters, thus allowing the music to take you on a journey. It has always been my desire and dream to create music such as this." Shannon
READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HEART JOURNEY:
About a year ago I was walking thru the mall in when I heard the most beautiful sounds. The music seemed to draw me to where you were playing,I felt like I was in heaven listening to an angel play, and to my surprise, there you were and I was right, you must be an angel to play that way. It was so hypnotic,I sat there for almost thirty minutes before I had to leave. You play with such passion, and sitting there with my eyes closed was like traveling through all the beautiful memories of my life.Thank you for that wonderful feeling ,never stop making the world more beautiful, it is a far better place because of you.
What a gift you have, I have have truly never heard such beautiful music before! I play your music on a daily basis, sometimes 2-3 times! You play with such passion and love for music. Keep up the awesome work. Thank God for you and your talent. When is CD #2 coming out?
I received Heart Journey as a gift from a dear friend. I play it often, it relaxes me. I especially love Margaret's Song. I play your CD at mealtime and when I am alone, which is a lot as I lost my dear wife 2 years ago. We were married for 63 years. When I hear your music, I think of her.
Love you, Don
My sister-in-law gave me your CD for Christmas and I just had to write and tell you how beautiful your music is. Some of the songs are so beautifully written, they make me cry! I love the simplicity of the arrangements because they bring out the true beauty of your songs and your playing- no heavy violins or background music, just your beautiful music. God has given you a wonderful talent and I thank you for sharing that with me. Whenever I am having a bad day, I play your CD and feel so comforted by the music. Please continue to use your talent and I'll be looking for your next CD!
I love your CD. I sit there with my eyes closed, listening to it and see an angel playing. God has blessed you with your beautiful playing and writing. Thank you.
I am so glad I bought your CD. You have such a special gift from God. You have exposed your heart in your music for all to listen to. Your music has touched a part of my soul that only our Lord has seen when I cry out to him in secret. Just one more thing Shannon....your music makes me cry. In your music, I can feel what makes you happy, I can feel your heartaches, and what brings joy to you. You have me going places as I sit back and relax to your sound.
Just a note to let you know how much I am enjoying your CD, Heart Journey. It's really beautiful. I played it every day for 2 weeks straight. You have a wonderful talent.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Love's Serenade
2. Summer's End
3. Favourite Colours
4. Seaside Nocturne
5. The Road To Your Heart
7. Margaret's Song
8. Echoes of a Memory
9. Garden Path
10. Gretchen's Place
11. Moonlight Mist
12. Shadows of a Forgotten Dream