Susan Arnold

Susan Arnold

5.0 (2)
2 hires on
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I specialize in Online/Virtual Piano Lessons, teaching Beginning Adult students, and currently have 25 students from age 5 - 70.  It's a wonderful group of people sharing a love of piano music. We learn how to use technology to record our musical pieces, how to compose, how a piano works (we visit a piano factoy), and many other activities.  We have a Virtual Summer Recital where each sudent records their own performance, sends it to me, and we put it in a YouTube link to be sent to each studio student.  We also have a Holiday Piano Party involving just the students playing their favorite pieces for each other.  I have a degree in Music Education and Psychology, and create a personal curriculum for each student.

Music has been my life since I was 6 years old.  I was the school piano accompanist for my elementary, junior high, and high school choirs since I was in the 5th grade.  I studied with the Dean of Music at Seattle Pacific University when I was 16, and went on to earn a four-year academic and music scholarship at SPU.  I studied piano, pipe organ and harpsichord in college, and was a church organist for over 30 years.  I love working with people, and together, we create wonderful experiences involving music.

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Snohomish, WA 98290
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  • Cindy Byrd


  • Dale Squeglia

    This was my first day and it was the by far one of the most rewarding and exciting lessons I ever had!!! Thank you!!!

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

I first ask the student to tell me about their "Piano Story".  Everyone has one, and it is so moving to me to be able to hear about the journey these prospective students have traveled to get to the point of actually making their dream come true.  It's scary to start lessons for a lot of us, but once your fear is overcome and you experience the joy of music, there is no turning back.

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

Pricing is as follows:

1)  $30 for a 30-minute lesson

2)  $35 for a 45-minute lesson

3)  $40 for a 60-minute lesson

How did you get started teaching?

I  have been teaching piano for over 30 years, and in 2014, I opened Maltby Piano Studio.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with pre-school children (ages 4 and 5), Middle School students, and primarily adults between 26-65. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our Spring Piano Recital on May 20, 2017 was a great time of sharing our musical pieces with our friends and family.  Over 75 people attended, and we had an awards ceremony and time for everyone to get to know each other.  Our students get to know each other through our various group lessons and tours, and in the Summer, we perform at the Woodinville Farmer's Market and share our music with the shoppers.

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

I would encourage a student to find someone who you can talk to honestly and openly, and who will let you guide the course of your musical journey.

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

I want students to have a passion to learn music, and be committed to spending time each week to make success possible.  I love teaching working adults, and I am able to work around tough work schedules and life events so the student can succeed at their goals.