Susan Ward-Online and New Jersey
Susan Ward-Online and New Jersey

Susan Ward-Online and New Jersey

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Introduction: I live in Mahwah New Jersey. I am a professional musician. I perform at the most Beautiful Theater on Saturday evenings before the movies called The Lafayette Theater in Suffern NY. I always loved music and started playing piano at a very young age. I gave my first piano lesson when I was 18 years old. I said to myself this is what I am going to do for the rest of my life. I have been teaching piano lessons for 40 years now. I really love teaching piano. I am not your typical piano teacher. I do not go page by page of one piano method book. I feel that is so boring for the student and also moving at a snails pace! I pick the best pieces from different method books that my students have really liked and help them progress a faster pace. My goal is of course for you to learn but I want you to have fun at the same time. I teach music theory and give you great fingering exercises and teach every genre from classical to jazz to blues, country and today's music. I have been teaching for so many years now that I have a huge music library. I have every piano method book and every genre of music at different levels. You never have to buy your music I will supply you with your music. I currently teach over 60 students a week. If you put the time in and practice what I teach you will be playing your favorite pieces of music in no time. That's a promise!!!! Please watch my videos of some of my students playing below. They practiced so much to be on my profile and I could not be prouder of them!!
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Avry C.
Jan 11, 2024
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I have always wanted to learn the piano. My mother attempted to teach me when I was little and I always regretted stopping. Many years have passed since then and on a whim I decided to look for a piano teacher, I never had the discipline to teach myself. Susan Ward offered an incredibly affordable price in comparison to others and she also advocated for fun learning rather than a goal of professionalism. Something that stood out to me regarding her profile was the fact that she provided photos and videos of her students rather than all her awards and achievements which really wouldn't say anything about her teaching ability. Seeing her students happy and succeeding gave me the confidence to message her and schedule our first meeting. I do not regret this decision for a second. She is fun and engaging and keeps me interested with all types of music. I love her fast-paced learning style and efficiency with each lesson. She is pleasant and truly a lovely person, I look forward to our lessons and practice with the goal of success rather than a feeling of obligation.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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CHERYL H.
Jan 3, 2024
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I have always wanted to play piano. In 2019, I began playing with a piano app and it was hard to stay motivated. I always felt like I needed a piano teacher. In April of 2023, I decided to get a piano teacher online and found Susan. She was exactly what I needed to move forward with my piano playing. Susan worked with me on an individual basis and designs the lessons to my skill set. She gives me music that challenges me and yet is fun to play. She definitely motivates me to work hard and she praises you along the way. It is so rewarding when you accomplish a song that you found difficult when you first received it. Susan is a great piano teacher and if you want to learn piano, Susan is the person for you!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Madison Z.
Jul 14, 2023
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Susan is fantastic! I had never played an instrument before but had always been interested in piano. On a whim, I searched for piano teachers and found Susan on thumbtack. She was quick to respond and I began lessons with her shortly thereafter. It’s been about 5 months of weekly lessons and I can’t believe the progress I’ve made! I work full time and don’t have too much time to practice (maybe once or twice a week). I can play several songs and have a better understanding of how to read music and identify scales, major and minor chords. Susan is very patient and an excellent teacher. I can’t wait to see where I’m at after a year of lessons with her. I highly recommend Susan is you are a beginner like me!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Jody P.
Jan 19, 2024
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Amazing teacher! Very patient with new beginners! I’m in my 30’s with no prior knowledge of piano. I have learned so much from Susan!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • No, the student does not have either • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Nicole L.
Dec 8, 2023
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Susan is absolutely wonderful at teaching our 8 year old daughter piano! I cannot believe how quickly she is picking up the music. I didn’t think piano could be taught virtually, and I was so wrong! Susan is just so patient and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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