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I started working with Susan about six months ago to fulfill a 40-year dream of learning the piano. From the first lesson I felt comfortable, and looking back it’s amazing how far I have come in six months. The lessons are thoughtful and creative, and Susan finds the right balance of pushing and encouraging me to learn, while being understanding if my schedule limits practice time some weeks. Susan is punctual, reliable and passionate about the piano.Mar 4, 2020Verified
Susan was "meant to be" my 13 year old son's teacher. My athletic son came into his passion for piano late, but was already reading music and seemed to have natural musical ability. Susan met him where he was at, shares in his enthusiasm, and continues to give him songs that in combination teach him the basics, challenge him, and also pique and sustain his interest. We couldn't be happier to have found her! They have only been working together for a little over 2 months, but this has been life-changing for us! In addition, she comes to our house, is reasonably priced, and is easy to communicate with. She made fitting piano lessons into a very busy schedule possible!Nov 8, 2019Verified
Susan is an excellent and experienced teacher. Learning to play the piano has been something that I have always wanted to do. With Susan as my teacher it has been a wonderful experience and I enjoy my lessons. Thank you!!Oct 28, 2019Verified
Susan is not only an exceptional pianist, she is also an extraordinary piano teacher. Every week, she arrives ready to listen to my performance/skills, while encouraging and praising me. She is always eager to teach me something new and has a firm understanding of my piano ability. After my lesson, I always feel so confident and eager to continue taking on the skills that she assigns me for the week. Susan is so enthusiastic and friendly that she makes my piano lessons fun yet informative. I absolutely enjoy taking piano lessons from Susan!Nov 21, 2019
Sue has been our daughter's piano teacher for ten years. There was an immediate connection between the two of them. She is very professional, always punctual, people would always ask who was teaching our daughter when she would play for them. Sue's teaching methods help her to learn easily and have fun. We never asked for her to practice she did it on her own and we know she looked forward to her lesson every week. Sue's warm personality made it even better. Seeing our girl's progress and confidence has helped tremendously with her self esteem. We would refer Sue always. Arlene SpringerAug 20, 2017
- 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.