Jazz, Classical and Opera, Ambient/progressive/instrumental, Post Hardcore, World Musics, Dance/Techno/Dubstep
Piano, Voice, Drum Set
Haste the Day, Plini, Sara McLachlan, Claude Debussy
Associate of Arts
Classical, Pop, Jazz, World, Ballad, Broadway
Various College Performance Groups, Choirs, Church Choirs, Coffee Shops, Open-Mic Nights, Drum circles
About Susan Burns
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.