Kindall Piano Studio

Kindall Piano Studio

5.0 (6)
1 employee
40 years in business

About this pro

It has always been about helping others and because of my experience, I am better equipped to help improve your pianistic musical skills. While I have developed one of the most succcessfull piano studios in the country, it is the high level of student service and individual engagement that sets my studio apart. 

People are often amazed at the amount of progress they make when studying with me. Unlike the average community music school, I have nurtured musicians for over 35 years, and am a nationally certified teacher with a  doctoral degree in piano who specializes in privately teaching teens and adults 100% online. Our enjoyable lessons are collaborative between teacher and student, tailor-made to YOUR musical goals!

I love inspiring students and seeing them become independent musicians who can create music for themselves.

Experience for yourself what making engaging musical discoveries at every lesson is all about. See why we're among the most popular 100% online piano studios in the country!

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Washington, DC 20047
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Jung

    I did Masters in Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Kindall. My technique, repertoire, and musicianship grew so much under her. Her lessons are detailed, efficient, musical, and full of enthusiasm and excitement. Also, her godly character has been a wonderful testimony to me. Wherever your level is at, I highly recommend Dr. Kindall. She will give you solid foundation and inspire you to reach your fullest potential.

  • Stephen Simpson

    I studied with Dr. Kindall for four years. She challenged me and pushed me towards excellence. I highly recommend her.

  • Megan Battles

    Dr. Kindall is an experienced instructor at all levels and a true artist. The chance to study with her is a privilege as she is an effective communicator and gifted teacher.

  • Olivia

    Susan is a stellar musician and a beautiful lady, inside and out! I am privileged to call her my friend.


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FAQs


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

Start your pianistic journey today from the comfort of your own space! All you need is an iPhone, iPad or laptop computer with a good camera and mic, and a highspeed Internet connection.

Schedule a Welcome Lesson

This is a free, no-obligation 30-minute private session with Dr. Kindall. Get your questions answered and a personalized, professional recommendation for the best course of study. Dr. K will also recommend a lesson length.


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

SUSAN KINDALL is known internationally as a performing member of three professional classical piano duos, numerous chamber groups, and as solo recitalist. In addition to a successful classical performance career, she has toured churches throughout the United States as sacred composer, arranger, solo pianist and soprano soloist. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy (4.0 average) from The University of Oklahoma. Her students are successful international piano competition laureates, doctoral graduates of leading conservatories, performing/recording artists, and published composers and teachers who chair university music departments and direct ministries around the globe.

An expert in the musics of Richard Cumming, Andrzej Dutkiewicz, and Ronaldo Miranda, Dr. Kindall is a passionate advocate of the piano music of living composers. Her most recent world premiere, Ronaldo Miranda’s Festpielmüsik for Two Pianos & Percussion with members of the Greenville Symphony, is considered by the composer to be the definitive performance of that work to date.

Dr. Kindall is an official observer by invitation of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, as well as the XVI International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland celebrating the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth. She has accepted repeated invitations as National Group Discussion Leader at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Pre-Conference Seminar for Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Teachers in Chicago and has performed nationally at the Music Educators National Convention and Music Teachers National Association Conference. Dr. Kindall is currently a performing member of the Kindall-Nitsch Piano Duo with award-winning American pianist, Paul Nitsch.

Having nurtured musicians for over 35 years, Dr. Kindall has served on the staff of Interlochen Arts Camp, as a graduate teaching assistant at The University of Oklahoma, and taught on the artist faculties of Csehy Summer School of Music, Ouachita Baptist University, Ambassador Baptist College, and Bob Jones University—the latter where she installed of the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy degree. As an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, she has founded and directed community music schools including Majesty Music Academy (bringing classical artistry to church musicians worldwide) and The Music Loft Online. Her numerous awards include Winner of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association Graduate Piano Competition, the Gail Boyd diStwolinski Award for outstanding service to The University of Oklahoma School of Music, and the President’s Club Partner Award for exceptional professional outreach at BJU.

Living true to one’s personal values is a basic element of success. Dr. Kindall loves people and remains dedicated to the success of her students. She is currently teaching exclusively online “live” worldwide as Founder and CEO of Kindall Piano Studio, LLC.

Susan Kindall is passionate about changing our world for the better, as evidenced in her ever-growing international roster of successful students. She believes that every person should have music as a part of his/her world of possibility.


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

PayPal payments for weekly lessons:

$80/60min online lesson

$60/45min online lesson

$40/30min online lesson


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching in my early teens when an adult neighbor observed my playing and asked for lessons. A passion for helping others is a central tenet of my life. My purpose in teaching is the success of my students. I want you to reach your full personal and musical potential!

Lessons are collaborative between teacher and student. Personal musical growth is a transformational experience, extending far beyond music study itself. Benefits include concentration, confidence, problem solving and critical thinking, discipline, determination, commitment, self-expression, personal enrichment, and inspiration. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I believe there is a place in music for everyone. Sharing the joy of music with others is the central focus of my teaching approach. My students encompass all walks of life across the globe:

· Adults and teen hobbyists playing for their own private enjoyment and self-expression

· Homeschoolers and their families

· Church pianists seeking to grow their skills

· Senior citizens looking for personal enrichment

· Serious students preparing for competitions and collegiate or conservatory auditions

· College and graduate students

· Practicing professionals looking to take their performance artistry and piano technique, professional business acumen, and pedagogical/teaching skills to the next level, including:

  - private studio teachers

  - university piano professors and administrators

  - community music school owners and teachers

  - private and charter school teachers

  - Christian school faculty


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I truly have loved serving this year as master class clinician for the Presbyterian College Piano Clinic (2020) in Clinton, SC; adjudicating students in competitions and auditions; serving as piano worship leader in churches across the country; and presenting both sacred and classical concerts. Most of all, I enjoy personally working with students in online lessons!


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

Be sure that the teacher is interested in you as a person, and is a knowledgeable, passionate pianist who is professionally active and a lifelong learner. Check their track record, as well as their actual degrees and experience.


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

What are my goals in studying piano?

Do I have a reliable acoustic piano or fully weighted 88-key digital keyboard?

Do I have a smart phone or tablet/laptop (Apple devices are best) with a good camera and mic and highspeed Internet connection for good reception during online lessons?

Do I have time to practice daily for optimal benefits from lessons, steady progress, and musical joy?