Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I have been teaching piano in my home studio for the last 15 years and have successfully taught over 200 students, many to advanced levels.
Several students have gone on to pursue a career in music.
I have lived in Canby my entire life.
Besides teaching piano, I have taught in the self-contained classroom, all subjects, and in the general music classroom. I have also taught beginning band and jazz band.
I love working one on one with students at the piano.
I believe an education in music is one of the most important gifts anyone should have.
My Musical Education Background
I have loved music my entire life. I listen to and appreciate all types of music. I especially love to study music theory and music history.
I have studied the piano since I was a young girl and still enjoy playing and improving my playing skills. A good teacher is also a good student!
I have also studied the pipe organ, bassoon, alto saxophone, and recorder. I have played these instruments in many instrumental groups.
For many years I have accompanied church services and individual performers, weddings etc.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach a "whole music" curriculum. Each student has an individualized program specifically for them.
It's important that students pick music that they enjoy to play as well as the piano skills, theory and technique curriculum that I create for them.
I enjoy teaching all styles of music.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I like students to be at least in Kindergarten so their little fingers can cooperate!:)and they don't get discouraged.
I love to teach all ages and skill levels.
My Certifications and Awards
B.S. Elementary Education, Portland State University
Oregon State Certified in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Music, "Highly Qualified"
Completed Piano Pedagogy program at Marylhurst University
Oregon Music Educators Assn. Certified
I've been taking lessons from Susan for three years now, and she is the absolute best at what she does. She has inspired me like no other teacher has before, and its because of Susan that I am able to enjoy playing the piano. She is beyond the best teacher I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Because of her, I'm able to play with passion.