About The Instructor
Upon her return from NYC, Susan joined the faculty of the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley, MA and continues to teach for the nearby Town of Weston in their after-school program for more than a decade.
A member of the NEPTA (New England Piano Teachers Association), Susan enjoys ongoing collaboration with her colleagues and enters students in NEPTA events.
An experienced classical piano instructor (20 plus years), I teach private classes in my Boston area home piano studio, or at your residence in Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Wayland and Waltham. Students of all ages are welcome: both adults and children. Call 781.864.9090.
Upon her return from NYC, Susan joined the faculty of the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley, and also taught with the Town of Weston in their after-school program. Susan is a member of NEPTA (New England Piano Teachers Association) and enjoys an ongoing collaborating with her colleagues in New England
Her education includes study with the Hungarian pianist Bela Nagy (Boston University, Catholic University) and a B.A. cum laude from Brandeis University. Workshops include Suzuki method, classes in Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Juilliard and master classes with internationally renowned pianists, such as George Sebok and Bela Nagy (as a performer).
Other music instructors include Seth Carlin (Washington University), Arlene Cole (Brown University) and Alma Canuel. Susan has taught group classes at the college level and completed some graduate coursework (accepted to graduate programs at Brandeis and Harvard universities).
Her early years include assorted performance and study opportunities: winner of a Young Artists Competition at the age of 16 (soloed with a community symphony orchestra), a solo recital at Boston University and student at the Interlochen Arts Academy National Music Camp. All these experiences influenced her love of piano playing and her enjoyment of sharing it with others.
In high school Susan served as President of a community music club that performed at various Homes for the Aged and continues to give back to the community. Susan’s first piano teacher was Alma Canuel (Juilliard School of Music) who first encouraged and promoted her love of music and to whom she feels much gratitude.
“Most children love music — it is quite natural. Rhythm and movement is second nature to all of us, especially children.” — C.S. Lewis