• Welcome to Mrs. O'Shea's Music Class!

Phone: 309-827-8091


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen O'Shea

I am beginning my 30th year of teaching music to young people.  I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University and my Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University.  Each year, I look forward to how I can best serve the students of Irving Elementary.  I just published my first book, DeShawn’s Song.  I have two children and three grandchildren.  
Check out a few pictures of our Yamaha piano keyboard lab!  The students love to play the keyboards and do a great job!  

Here are some musicians we learned about.

    • Aretha Franklin
    • Ella Fitgerald
    • Louis Armstrong
    • Duke Ellington
    • Charlie Parker
    • Dizzy Gillespie
    • Ray Charles
    • Marion Anderson
    • Whitney Houston
  • Cover Art of DeShawn's Song book, student playing ukulele

    DeShawn's Song is about a young boy who struggled after his father was no longer a part of his life.  Music was something they had enjoyed together.  DeShawn found that he could still be happy making music with his friends.  It's a story of overcoming emotional obstacles in life and the healing power of music.