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Susan Burns


Teaches Piano, Voice, Drum Set

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Piano, Voice, Drum Set


Associate of Arts

Favorite Bands

Haste the Day, Plini, Sara McLachlan, Claude Debussy

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Musical Interests

Jazz, Classical and Opera, Ambient/progressive/instrumental, Post Hardcore, World Musics, Dance/Techno/Dubstep

Performance Experience

Various College Performance Groups, Choirs, Church Choirs, Coffee Shops, Open-Mic Nights, Drum circles

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Pop, Jazz, World, Ballad, Broadway

About Susan Burns

Hi, my name is Susan-Skye and I'm looking forward to working with you and or your child! I have four and a half years experience teaching private piano, voice, and beginning drum lessons. I've been playing piano over twenty years, singing for fifteen years, and playing drums off and on for eleven years. I'm interested and knowledgeable about many genres of music. I also have performance experience. I enjoy teaching people of all ages and backgrounds.  My students have ranged in age from six to fifty-five!

For piano lessons, you should expect me to be laid-back but also a stickler for doing things the right way. I combine elements of traditional and Suzuki teaching methods, and I will try to work with you to find the best combination for you personal needs. I won't just teach you how to play the piano, I'll teach you how to be a pianist, and show you the difference in the quality of education I provide for you. I was trained by a master teacher who was a former concert pianist, and it shows in my teaching style and methods.

For teen and adult voice lessons, unless you are already experienced you can expect to spend the majority of the first few months on building a great foundation of basics in pitch, control, breathing, and posture. Only after that foundation is built can you expect to graduate to singing the 'fun stuff'.

For children's voice lessons, (under age twelve) you can expect me to focus on pitch, breathing, and posture. We will sing easy fun songs that incorporate these ideas.

For beginning drum lessons, I will focus on teaching the student how to hold the sticks, the basics of the drum set, rhythmic rudiments, and exercises in using and coordinating all four limbs. Basic instruction in reading drum music will also be provided as well.

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