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Susan Swenson

Brentwood, TN 37027 (map)

Lessons Offered

Composition, Guitar, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Ukulele

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Virtual / Online

About Me

Steinway & Sons is pleased to recognize Susan Swenson 2016 and 2020 Top Nashville Area Music Teacher Award. She offers voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele private instruction in her Brentwood AAM Triple Arts studio where individuals of all ages and levels learn to play piano, guitar, and sing plus read and write all styles of music. 

Susan is a member of national, state, and local music teacher associations. Her lifetime music career of study and stage performance began when she was a child. She has made appearances as both vocalist and instrumental soloist in various films, play productions, and musical performances. Not only has she performed solo piano concerts, directed choirs, and voice programs, but has studied violin, clarinet, guitar, and has a working knowledge of various other instruments.

Her career as a voice and piano teacher began in California where she graduated from the University of California. Since 2005, her current studio is in Brentwood, bordering Nashville, Tennessee. She makes music fun and her success rate is outstanding. Many of her students are so inspired they continue their music adventure and become professional performers and/or instructors. She motivates students to unmask their natural talent and inspires them to excellence. In her own words, she says-

My goal is to provide instruction to enable each student to achieve whatever objective or dream they define, and to supply the education and insight to meet their potential.

You can arrange convenient Studio or Online lessons with FaceTime or Google Duo, and record and review your lesson in the studio or online. Susan will give you follow up instruction, a new assignment, free music scores, comments, and learning aids.


My Musical Education Background

University of California Santa Cruz BA; Foothill College, Los Altos, CA; and West Valley College, Saratoga, CA, AA; University of Nevada.

Genres and Subjects Taught

Because everyone is unique, lessons match singular interest, goals, and talents. Inspirational programs help everyone achieve their full potential. You can learn an instrument, piano, guitar, or ukulele one week and choose a singing lesson the next. You will learn to read and write music as well as sight sing. Each lesson provides a rich mix of practical information combined with the newest skill and techniques formatted to advance and challenge your curiosity in all styles from the bare beginning to advanced concert levels. You can overcome stage fright by watching yourself in a TV monitor as the lesson progresses. Students can share a studio performance with friends and family on youtube. This music method promotes the benefits of music study for children, parents, young adults, retirees, and others who have always yearned to play the piano and sing.

You can arrange convenient Online lessons, no need to leave the comfort of your home anywhere in the US. You have the ability to Record and review Lessons. Susan will email follow up instruction with a new assignment, FREE download diagrams, music scores, comments, and learning aids. Enter singading into your internet address bar to learn how to use your webcam with Skype or IPhone with FaceTime.

Lesson Rates

Half hour $45: Piano, guitar, and ukulele;
45 minutes $60: Singing, piano, guitar, and ukulele;
One hour $75: Singing, piano, guitar, and ukulele;

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

You are never too old or too young to discover the magic of music. All ages are welcome to learn a new experience or achieve a new level.

My Certifications and Awards

She is listed in the Marquis Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of the World, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 2000 Notable American Women, International Who's Who of Professionals, National, Tennessee State, and Nashville Area Music Teachers Associations, Soroptimist, Society of Western Artists, Phi Beta Capa, CA State Accolades Judge, plus various other mentionable notations.

My Musical Influences

Thousands of Students; website and youtube Singading lectures, Television Series, many students are also teachers, performers, and active in the music world.

Service Area

Student Reviews

Brentwood, TN

Dear Susan: I often think of you when I'm singing and I thought I should write to say thank you for your wonderful singing lessons of last year. So many times I find myself using one of your many tips to help me sing clearly and in pitch. I never knew that I could push my range so high. I now have the confidence to sing a song and know I'm on the right pitch.

Reno, NV

Trish and I have been enjoying working on some harmony of songs that we love from the 60's. Music is so uplifting - singing and playing guitar when I'm in a good mood is such a great feeling, expecially now that my voice is right -- thanks to you! Sincerely, Brandon Kett

Aptos, CA

Susan: Well, it here, going away from home to the conservatory. It all started with you - so thank you with all my heart. Thank you for teaching me, putting me in an environment of competition and opening my heart to music. I got a $17,000 scholarship just for this year, Hooray! Thank you for all you did starting with my fearing I could never read music. You are absolutely wonderful. Love you, Janie

Aptos, CA

Dear Susan: This is to say "thank you" for being such a wonderful teacher, mentor and friend! Withou you I would not be in Brigadoon. Love Ya, Briget

Santa Cruz, CA

Can't thank you enough for all that you were to Beth last year. You truly have been a ray of light and hope at a critical time in her life. Your sweet and gentle manner and constant encouragement has helped her to stand tall and firm as a person as well as see herself as a girl with potential not only in all things but in singing as well. In the Kids on Broadway awards after "Hello Dolly" she was awarded "Most Improved Vocalist" What she learned aboout music, confidence and self-esteem is huge. Love, Beth's Mom

Santa Cruz, CA

Dearest Susan, Well, I did it! Thanks to the gifts you've given me - self confidence, poise and a voice. I actually had a great weekend and felt good about myself admits 207 other beautiful girls. I won the most accomplished vocalist award and I felt good about everything I did - thanks! Thanks for your help and your encouragement! Sincerely with love, Janie Oliver

Aptos, CA

Susan, Without you I could have never been crowned as "Miss santa Cruz County". I'd like to thank you for urging me to participate in the competition and all the hard hours you worked with me on the song and interview. Love, Rebecca Ventura

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