Susan Ward
Susan Ward

Susan Ward

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Introduction: I live in 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 well over 30 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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Karlie C.
Nov 21, 2021
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My nine year old daughter loves taking her piano lessons with Susan. I was reluctant to do zoom lessons but our experience has been amazing, Susan has taught my daughter so much.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Wanpen V.
Feb 12, 2022
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Her teaching style matches my son (7 yr old)'s need. He likes the song choices. And for the very first time after 2 teachers prior, he actually does his own practice without me nagging much and he touches piano more. He just enjoys more in playing piano and that is our goal. Susan is also very accommodating after the lesson when it comes to difficult songs ( we only have 30 mins with her and though Zoom).

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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F&R C.
Apr 24, 2021
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Susan is amazing! I wasn’t sure how piano lessons would work over Zoom for my Kindergartner, but Susan makes the most of the technology yet makes it so easy for us. My 6yo went from absolute beginner to having an impressive repertoire of fun and interesting songs in just a few months with Susan. She picks new pieces each week that keep him engaged and learning new aspects of reading music, finger techniques, etc. Susan is so patient and encouraging, and my son just adores her. Highly recommended!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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Nancy M.
Mar 22, 2022
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I haven't played piano in a long time and Susan was very patient and helpful in getting me back in the routine quickly. She is an excellent teacher!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Patricia S.
Mar 18, 2022
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Susan is a wonderful piano teacher - patient, talented, and fun! I've enjoyed spending time learning how to play the piano as an adult. She inspires me to keep working hard so I can improve.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have been teaching for over 30 years now. I always make sure I have a fair price. I always check what the going rate is for piano lessons.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When I first meet a new student I always ask them what they would like to accomplish from taking lessons. In my experience everyone is so different. Some students just want to have fun and learn their favorite songs as soon as they can and other students are more into the theory part of music and want it to be more structured. I teach everyone differently according to what they want.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I started to take private lessons when I was ten years old. I had five different teachers over 16 years. I also went to Bergen Community college for music. I have taught group classes and private lessons at Hale Piano and Organ for about 7 years. I also taught at Rockaway Music and Forte piano. I am currently teaching lessons at students home and teaching at Music and Arts. I also perform at the beautiful Lafayette theater in Suffern NY before the movies on Saturday nights.

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