I'm impressed at how much Susie has taught my young daughter in just a few months. Susie is patient and encouraging. She gives her the confidence to excel. She is excited to go to her lesson every week!
My son practiced piano with Susie for several months when he was 3 1/2 years old. Although he was on the younger side, Susie welcomed him into her studio and worked patiently with him. Susie did a great job tailoring the lessons to his level and introduced fun and creative games to make learning music fun for him and keep him engaged. Susie is warm, sweet, and very easy to talk to. She will make you and your child feel immediately at ease when you walk into her studio. Her lessons offer the perfect balance of rigor and fun with the comfort that Susie is there to support your musical interests. Susie is a wonderful kind and creative piano teacher and I would recommend her enthusiastically to anyone looking for piano lessons.
I had piano lessons with Susie for a few months before I moved out of the area. In that short time my playing improved far beyond the plateau I'd reached on my own. This was the fastest progress I've ever made at the piano.
As an adult (lazily) pursuing the piano as a hobby, lessons normally take the fun out of playing. Susie had no problem adapting to my casual relationship with the instrument. She was able to help me with music theory, mechanical problems in my left hand, and finger placement, but all of this learning took place within the context of a piece that I really enjoyed. This was much more effective than lessons I've had in the past, where theory and technique were isolated from the learning of actual music.
-Tad L. via Yelp