Shani Montique-Ahmad

Shani is a born and raised Austinite who co-owns and oversees as the Operations Manager of the private music school, Franklin Music Academy, where she wears many hats. When she is not working, she is dreaming up DIY projects at home and gets inspired by going to way too many open houses for sale, which keeps her husband on his toes. She is married to her best friend and love, JP, of almost 9 years and, regrettably, they have no kids yet. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Shani and her husband enjoy owning a business that cultivates the growth, development, and education of children by way of their community, in south Austin where instructors teach music to kids of all ages in-studio and online. Our business has been the lifeline in our marriage that always forces us to engage even when times are difficult. We are firm believers that life with music is a miracle worker in many ways. Shani has a wealth of experience in infertility ranging from miscarriage, IVF, to surrogacy and has tons of knowledge in music education and parenting via her business and family. Connect with her on IG: @sincerely.shani
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