Susan's Music Studio

Susan's Music Studio

5.0 (2)
6 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

I have been a teacher for the past 20 years. I feel that it is important to make learning fun and enjoyable. I also believe in a well rounded learning lesson that includes technic, sighreading, theory and repertoire. My students participate in 2 recitals a year and have the option of entering into the MFMC Federation Festival every year. I tailor each lesson to the individual student.

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Credentials

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Carrie Gies

  • Laurie Herron

    Susan is an excellent piano teacher! Very patient and encouraging, works on strengthening weak areas, while allowing strengths to shine through. Susan provides opportunities to stretch her students confidence levels (recitals, federation adjudication) and walks through every step of preparation with you. I highly recommend Susan to all experience levels of students and age groups!



FAQs


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

The first thing I do with a new student is to get to know them a little better. This helps with the students nervousness and helps me get to know them better. I then discuss how I teach my lessons and what I need in return from the student regarding practicing. I try to find out how much musical knowledge they may already have so I can pick out the correct books for them to get started. I usually bring a few along with me. Each lesson is different depending on the student. 


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

Bachelor of Music in Voice and Piano Performance and Pedagogy


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

$25 half hour

$35 45 minutes

$45 hour


How did you get started teaching?

I first started teaching in college under the preparatory department. I have always wanted to be a private teacher. I taught 2 years in college, 1 year in ohio and 20 years now in Michigan


What types of students have you worked with?

From 3 year olds to adults. Blind students and special needs as well.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am always proud of my students during recitals. I love seeing the progress they make!


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

Find a teacher whom you like and can feel comfortable with. Someone who will make learning the piano an enjoyable experience.


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

What are the expectations from the teacher regarding practice.

Is the teacher willing to have students learn music they ask to learn or only assigned books from the teacher

What is the cancelation policy

Is there performance opportunities

What are the teachers goals for the student