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About Susan Speicher

Susan Speicher
Susan Speicher
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Lakewood, WA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Music Business from WSU
Performance Experience: Performed with the Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra as a lead violist, the WSU Orchestra as Second Violin Section Leader, Gig Harbor Peninsula Civic Orchestra as a violist, and Tacoma Musical Playhouse as a soloist for the 2018 production of "The Newsies"
Teaching Experience: 12 years professional teaching experience
Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone can learn to play music, and everyone can benefit from learning to play music. Music is my passion, and I get joy from sharing my passion with students. I love teaching students of all ages, from beginner to intermediate. I have taught every age and skill level from very beginner’s at age 4 to 78 and have taught people from different backgrounds, races, religions, countries, and cognitive ability. I believe that ANYONE can learn to play a stringed instrument."

Get to know Susan Speicher

I began playing when I was 12, after many people said it was too late for me to learn violin. I kept learning, and the more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. Music, and the people who make it, fascinates me, and I want to spend my life sharing my love of music. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Business from Washington State University, where I studied Violin with Dr.  Meredith Arksey, Viola with Dr.  Eric Lear, and chamber music with Dr. Ruth Boden. I have coached viola for the Maple Valley Youth Symphony, played in the Washington Idaho symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principle Violist, and principle second violinist in the WSU Orchestra.

Susan Speicher teaches at:
6111 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW Suite Q
Lakewood, WA 98499
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