Susanne is a multi-instrumentalist and lover of music who began with the piano at age 6. She then took on the cello in elementary school and joined choir once reaching junior high in Mesa, Arizona. She took lessons throughout her time in school and accompanied theater and choir performances on the piano under Debbie Davey at Rhodes Junior High and Bart Evans at Dobson High School.

Susanne graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Minor in Music, focusing on a capella jazz vocals, piano accompaniment and group rehearsal management, and cello and piano performance. Since graduating she has been a teacher for multiple local organizations, taught privately for multiple families in their homes, and has played professional gigs on both the cello and piano.

Susanne has 30+ years’ experience working with children and is passionate about music education. She is very fond of bringing joy into the classroom with music fundamentals for small children and is equally passionate about bringing a sense of structure and understanding to lessons for all ages of students while always keeping her classes both positive and fun. Susanne also specializes in and is passionate about providing both kind and structured lessons to children with special needs. She has many years’ experience working with children on the autism spectrum and children with ADHD, etc. and would love to help your special needs child get started on his or her musical journey.

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