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Susan Ward
Susan Ward

Susan Ward

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Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
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Introduction: 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 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 50 students a week and I am a music teacher at Music and Arts in Ramsey NJ. 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!!!!
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F&R C.

Piano Lessons

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!
Apr 24, 2021
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Iuliana G.

Piano Lessons

After working with three other piano teachers we are really happy to have Susan teaching our son how to play piano. We really like the way he teaches. She is very thorough when introducing new songs, making practice at home less frustrating. My son likes the songs she picks for him to play and that she shows him how to take advantage of the keyboard capabilities. Because the lesson are fun, the time goes by very quick.
Mar 15, 2021
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Elin A.

Piano Lessons

I couldn’t ask for a better piano teacher!! Ms. Ward is amazing. Not only she teaches me a lot, but she also makes the class really fun. Even though my lessons are online, she still manages to teach me the piano very professionally. She is very good with picking the write music for me to play. She’s literally the reason why I keep playing the piano. Now I have a reason to wake up every Friday morning with a smile on my face!!
Feb 27, 2021
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Emily S.

Piano Lessons

Susan is a great piano teacher and always picks out fun pieces of music for me to play. She has given me useful techniques and I'm enjoying my lessons very much!
Feb 14, 2021
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Janie Y.

Piano Lessons

Susan is just great! I am returning to the piano after 50 years. she is patient and kind while also making sure that I develop good technique. She gives me music that builds new skills each lesson that is also fun to play!
Aug 31, 2020
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FAQs

  • 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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