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.
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!
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.
Bachelor of Music in Voice and Piano Performance and Pedagogy
$25 half hour
$35 45 minutes
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
From 3 year olds to adults. Blind students and special needs as well.
I am always proud of my students during recitals. I love seeing the progress they make!
Find a teacher whom you like and can feel comfortable with. Someone who will make learning the piano an enjoyable experience.
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
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