Life of A Well Known Musician


February 27, 2013.  Do you know who this lady is? For all of you who don’t know, you are about to find out.... By night she appears as Shazzle Dazzle, a disc jockey. She is a Smart Lab facilitator at Friendship Southeast Academy during the day.  Her name is Ms. Baynard.  She is also a technology engineer, a website designer, a robotics coach and a media instructor during the day.  Shazzle Dazzle, or Ms. Baynard  is one of the DJ’s who can do lots of music mixes.  If you go to her website you will think she makes good mixes.

DJ  Shazzle Dazzle was born as Shannell Baynard in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father is a musician. Her mother was a police officer—one of the best. She went to high school to study music and law. She got a scholarship to Bowie State University. While in school, she was a part of a leadership team, several choirs such as the Baltimore City Police Youth Choir and an intern for the US Attorney’s Office and an assistant for the State of Maryland Delegates.  

In her music career, she sang the national anthem for Ravens and Orioles games in addition to background vocals for Vitamin C, Shania Twain and Anami Jordan during events in the Baltimore and Washington DC Metropolitan area. She was also picked to sing opera in Innsbruck, Austria (that’s in Europe). She went to a lot of cities and countries just because of college and high school.  She was also in the marching band at Bowie State University.  

After college, she became the music instructor for choirs and bands in elementary and middle schools.  She had an incredible band and they played classical to jazz music.

Her favorite places are Austria, Germany and Morehouse College. She sings in French, Italian, and German. She has won several awards in music competitions. Lastly, she is an amazing DJ.  You should hear her songs.  Currently she does parties and she teaches.  When the school has different types of events such as Christmas parties, talent shows and Valentines Day dances, she brings her media team to take pictures and learn how to DJ as well.  She also has created songs and videos for Friendship Southeast Academy.   Do you want to know where to get her awesome  songs or mixes? They will blow your mind!   If you want to see her skills, visit her mixcloud or her website

Authors and editors of this story are students of Friendship Southeast Academy.