parent teacher conferenceTake a look at some basic information about private piano instruction with me: practice tips and recitals, tuition, and scheduling. For a free lesson, check out my student referral credits below.

Also check out the Biography and Methods links for more detailed information about my background and teaching styles. Feel free to ask me questions.

What people are saying

“Thank you so much for another wonderful year! We appreciate your teaching, kindness, patience, and humor!” B.E.J.
“Susan, I love taking lessons with you. You make it fun, as well as challenging, and I wouldn’t continue with any teacher who didn’t make me feel great about what I was doing.” T.C.
“Possess a pure, kindly, and radiant heart is the hallmark of your countenance. I pray you will foster its growth and always be as beautiful as you are now.” J.M.
“After first lesson: “Thank you again. I’m already practicing!” D.L.
“Thank you Susan. Kelsey is SO excited and is practicing every day. She really enjoyed her time with you and is so proud to have something to play. L.G.”
“Here’s to a fabulous piano teacher with endless creativity and patience for all age levels! Thanks for doing such a great job with us on the piano!” K.K.
“Susan, Under your guidance, Sophie-Anna has developed a love and appreciation for piano playing, which I believe will only strengthen as time goes by. For this I am truly indebted to you and sincerely Thank You. :-) Warmest wishes,” M.P.
“Taking lessons with Susan has been a wonderful experience for our girls, who both play very well. She has a great way with kids, and is able to engage them in a firm, but warm way. That she is able to keep our two kids, who are very different in age/personality, each engaged & interested in playing piano, is a testament to her strong teaching skills and flexible musical approach.” S.R.
“Susan, We so appreciate the work you’ve done with Sawyer – he really enjoys piano and music and that it’s in no small part due to you and your teaching. We thank you and wish you a wonderful summer!” D.M.
“Thanks so much for all your help with Nick and Annie. You’re a great teacher!” L.R.
“Three years later, I continue to look forward to our time together. I feel fortunate to have found such a patient and positive teacher.” J.C.
“Possess a pure, kindly, and radiant heart is the hallmark of your countenance. I pray you will foster its growth and always be as beautiful as your are now.” J.M.
“I just want to tell you how much I enjoy my lessons and your teaching style. I finally found a teacher who doesn’t freak me out! My inner child thanks you!” D.S.
“You are truly my favorite piano teacher. You’re so knowledgeable and have the patience of a saint! I look forward to more lessons. You rock!!” M.L.

How to start?

getting startedIs your young student ready for piano study? In most cases, I suggest starting lessons at the age of six. My adult beginners find success at any age.

I gladly buy the piano music for you and request payment at the time of receipt. You are welcome to buy any books on your own. I add both shipping charges and sales tax.

Please feel free to make requests!

Sharing within your community

family lessons referralsI thank everyone who has been so helpful in passing on my name to friends and acquaintances. My studio can’t continue without it. ;-] For every new family that you refer to me as students, you get a free lesson credited to your next quarter’s tuition.

To see what others are saying about me, click Testimonials. To e-mail me or set up a time to chat, click the Contact link.

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