On any given day you can hear Shana Aisenberg playing in various musical contexts from Appalachian Old-time fiddle to Eastern-European Klezmer mandolin to finger-picking blues guitar. Shana first achieved national recognition in the 1980s for her intricate and sensitive fingerstyle guitar playing, and recorded several solo guitar albums (as Seth Austen) for Kicking Mule, Shanachie, and other independent labels. She regularly performs with Beverly Woods in String Equinox, playing concerts, and calling and fiddling for contra dances. Shana is Music Director, pianist and directs the choir at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes (UUFES) in Tamworth NH.
Shana has written and contributed arrangements to guitar and mandolin books for Mel Bay Publications and has cowritten a ukulele instruction series with Greg Horne for Alfred Publications. She has composed music for documentaries and has produced, engineered, and played on numerous recordings by other artists. Shana is a gifted music teacher with over 35 years of experience and has taught at various workshops and festivals nationwide, including many years at Fiddle Hell Massachusetts. She has taught hundreds of students, either individually or in groups, and is always happy to teach players of any level.