Susan Brown Piano Studio

Susan Brown Piano Studio

5.0 (7)
1 employee
45 years in business

About this pro

Hello! I have been playing the piano and organ since I was 3.5 years old. I have been teaching piano since before collage at 16, and after collage, anotherwards, about 45 years. My Mom was a teacher and I knew I wanted to follow in her footsteps when I was very young. In my studio I offer lots of incentives, groups 4 times a year, and my motto is “I make piano fun!”  I have lots of experience and know what makes a student click!  

I started playing in church at a young age and continued doing that throughout my young teen life. I have been a part of competitions, attend yearly piano teacher conferences all over and keep up with current material that I use in my studio.

I love my job, I always have. I have never gotten burned out like many teachers do, I just keep going and enjoying every day, seeing lives that change because of music.  I teach many children, teens, and adults. I love my adults too!

I have taught in the Baldwin music store since I was 16, in Miami, then Orlando, then in Atlanta. I have been teaching in my home studio in Woodstock, GA fo 29 years and have kept between 45-50 students.

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Woodstock, GA 30188
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Cindy Guzzetta

    She’s the best piano teacher I have ever had. I’ve learned more from her in a couple months than I did in the year and a half with another teacher I had.

  • Lindsey McGreger

    Susan Brown is a phenomenal piano teacher. She loves her kids and has a great amount of patience with them. Both of my kids, 8 and 9 years old, enjoy practicing each week to please her and love showing her their progress each week. You would be blessed to have her as your teacher.

  • D PRAKASH

    Susan is a caring and patient teacher who is experienced and loves piano. We have 3 children taking lessons from her and that love of music transfers to the kids with every lesson. So glad we found her!

  • Victoria Caroland

    Susan is an amazing and patient teacher. As an adult student, my schedule and practice time is very limited. She is very sympathetic to the demands of my job and works with me on my schedule. I enjoy her style of instruction, she isn't super strict with me, and makes lessons enjoyable. She is very respectful of my time and my performance level. I highly recommend her. She genuinely cares for her students and it shows in everything she does with and for them. I will be continuing my lessons with her for as long as she is teaching.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

After meeting the student and discussing where they are at, or if they are just starting, I explain what books I will use and why. Each person is individual and depending on the age, there are many different materials available to meet their needs.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I went to college for one year and then starting to teach and never returned. I have many years of experience and sometimes that is more important than a piece of paper!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $85 per month for a 30 minute lesson per week.

I charge $115 per month for a 45 minute lesson per week.

I charge $170 per month for an hourly lesson per week. 

Lessons are paid by the month or the semester.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching right before I turned 16. I went to the homes in Miami, all over. After a rainy car accident I wasn’t allowed to do that anymore. The Baldwin store in Miami brought out a piano and an organ at my home in the back den for me to teach on. My Mom taught in the living room, and all of my students came to me at my house. We had a very nice atmosphere for all the students!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught little ones 3.5 years old and my oldest was 81.  Right now I have about 30 kids and 15 adults.  About 8 of my adults are between 65-75, the rest are younger. I taught adults when I was 16, have always had great relationships and have loved the adults I work with. Many teachers do not like to teach adults, my adults all practice and are faithful!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We participate in the Christmas Parade here in Woodstock. I have been in it for years. Many students are on the decorated float and we sing, I have walkers hand out candy, and I stand and toss stuffed animals to the kids watching the parade.  It’s a very fun time and we have wonderful memories.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure they have experience. If a teacher uses ONE book, beware of that. You should never have one book for the year and then advance to level 2. No! You need a few books, all are important. Just like school, a few subjects before you move to another grade, same with piano. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What hours they are available? What is your schedule? Are you committed to try and practice when you can? Do you have a keyboard or a piano where you live?


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