With over 20 years of teaching experience and a lifetime of performing, I specialize in teaching vocal technique & getting children into good habits from an early age so that they can flourish and build self-confidence!
-I can help you with acting monologues and audition prep too!-
I love my students. Each student is an individual with a unique voice and different needs. I am grateful for the honor of helping to shape them, not only vocally but personally as well. Seeing my students thrive and grow brings me so much pride!
“I started taking lessons with Susie going into my junior year of high school. Since then, I have been cast in multiple shows in both high school and college. Susie does more than just teach students how to sing on pitch. She helps embrace the inner performer within every single student. She has not only improved my vocal ability, but my acting abilities as well. Susie has taught me how to prepare and present myself at auditions. She is very honest and will dig deep to ensure that you are giving your heart and soul into every performance. She cares for every single student.”
“Susie Rush has been a godsend to us! My daughter has gone from only singing in the privacy of her bedroom to sharing her beautiful talent with the world. Susie has not only given her confidence in her voice, but also in herself on so many levels. Thank you Susie for your professionalism and passion, but mostly for the personal interest you take in each of your students.”
Susie is my mom, and thanks to her, I have been able to make a career as a full-time singer. I'm 30 now, but my mom started teaching me how to sing when I was really little, and I'm thankful everyday for the gifts she's given me and brought out of me. She displays compassion and patience like I've never had in any other teacher, and hey, if a kid can say that about a parent, imagine what she would be like as an objective teacher for your child! You're in great hands with Susie. Not only did she teach me *how* to sing, she instilled the confidence in me to be able to go after whatever I've wanted to have & be. I've watched her do this with all of her students over the past 20 years.
I like to get to know my students so that I can tailor each lesson to them individually. I usually start out with pitch analysis and breath technique to establish good foundational habits. I also make sure that my students always get to actually sing a song! A lot of teachers utilize the time with their students to teach warmups, but I believe in learning through application.
I graduated from AMDA (The American Music & Dramatic Academy) in New York City.
Yes! My rates are simple:
Many of my students choose to purchase multiple classes at once. I'm more than happy to discuss these logistics with you!
I started my career as a performer. After doing lots of Musical Theatre, film, and t.v, I continued as a performer as the lead singer in a band for 26 years. I also worked in talent management until I decided to manage and teach my own kids, who are now professionals in the music industy today. When my girls' careers took off is when I decided that if I could do that for them, why not others!
I have worked with all ages of students from 4 years old to adult. I have taught children and adults who are shower singers to seansoned pros. I address everyone and as an individual and cater to their goal.
Nothing thrills me more that having my students' dreams come to fruition. Recently, I have seen my students spread their wings and soar into leading roles, get into the college of their choice or conquer a song and accompany themselves on the piano! It is quite a thrill to see my student’s dreams come true.
Find a teacher that believes in you and sees you as the whole picture - not just your voice & technique. Singing is a fabulous way to express yourself. I'm here to support that!
Think of your goals not only musically but personally. These two go hand in hand and confidence plays a major part in conquering the true YOU!
Keep finding questions that you need the answers to, to keep growing and to keep your fire burning!