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Suzanne D. - Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone Teacher

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$55per hour

Music Teacher

Piano Lessons

During the first lesson, I will assess your experience and prior-knowledge. If you're a beginner, don't fret! From there, I will develop a customized and comprehensive lesson plan to help you maximize your musical potential on the piano. Lessons will be rigorous but rewarding with hard work. Piano is a wonderful instrument and can lend itself to success on other instruments.

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Classical
Ages
2 and Up

Voice Lessons

I have my BA in Music Education with a concentration in voice. I have experience with all styles and am trained in opera. Lessons will focus on pitch training, ear training, sound production, breathing, posture, performance techniques and so much more! Let's have fun together!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Soul
Ages
4 and Up

Trumpet Lessons

I completed a BA in music education and have several years of experience teaching instrumental music in public schools. I am able to teach beginner levels on this instrument. Lessons will focus on many different aspect such as sound production, tone, buzzing, embouchure, tuning, technique, and more. This is a fun instrument that anyone can learn and enjoy!

Levels
Beg
Specialties
Classical
Ages
9 and Up

Saxophone Lessons

I completed a BA in music education and have several years of experience teaching woodwind instruments. I am able to teach beginner levels on this instrument. Lessons will focus on many different aspect such as sound production, tone, tuning, technique, and more. This is a fun instrument that anyone can learn and enjoy!

Levels
Beg
Specialties
Classical
Ages
9 and Up

Flute Lessons

I completed a BA in music education with a concentration in flute. I have over 20 years of playing experience and am able to teach any age/level on this instrument. Lessons will focus on many different aspect such as sound production, tone, tuning, technique, and more. This is a fun instrument that anyone can learn and enjoy!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Classical
Ages
9 and Up

Clarinet Lessons

I completed a BA in music education and have several years of experience teaching woodwind instruments. I am able to teach beginner levels on this instrument. Lessons will focus on many different aspect such as sound production, tone, tuning, technique, and more. This is a fun instrument that anyone can learn and enjoy!

Levels
Beg
Specialties
Classical
Ages
9 and Up

Trombone Lessons

I completed a BA in music education and have several years of experience teaching instrumental music in public schools. I am able to teach beginner levels on this instrument. Lessons will focus on many different aspect such as sound production, tone, buzzing, embouchure, tuning, technique, and more. This is a fun instrument that anyone can learn and enjoy!

Levels
Beg
Specialties
Classical
Ages
9 and Up

Overview

Hello! My name is Suzanne and I am a music educator residing in the beautiful state of New Jersey. I have a bachelor of arts in music education from Kean University and have several years of music teaching experience from public schools and private teaching.

As a teacher, I like to structure lessons as challenging but rewarding for my students. Each lesson is customized and structured for the success of each student. In other words, prepare to work hard but make incredible progress!

I hope to hear from you and assist you on your musical journey!

Philosophy of Music Education

I feel that music is a vital study which can strongly impact a child’s growth. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley once said, “Art in all its distinct forms defines, in many ways, those qualities that are the heart of education reform – creativity, perseverance, a sense of standards, and above all, a striving for excellence”. My classroom and student teaching experiences have shown me that teaching is about affording students the freedom to learn. I believe that music can play an indispensable role in any curriculum. Since music is multi-faceted in nature; it can contribute to the personal, social, mental, and physical development of students. This versatility is congruent with my knowledge of student learning. Allowing students accountability for their education will allow for imaginative learning and individual growth. More importantly, it will deepen students’ sense of humanity because it allows them to perceive beauty and gain an appreciation for the world in which he or she lives.

Special Areas of Concern

As a professional educator, I have experience working with students who have a range of special needs including but not limited to...

-Special Needs including learning disabilities, ADHD, physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs

-Special medical circumstances

If you or your child have a special concern or need you would like to discuss before booking your first lesson, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your questions, concerns and needs.

Audition Prep

Many of my students have auditioned with success for select ensembles! I am happy to help you prepare your audition material for placement in select ensembles such as but not limited to...

1) Select Chorus
2) Advanced Band or Wind Ensemble
3) All-City Chorus or Band
4) Region Chorus or Band
5) All-State Chorus or Band
6) NJYS (New Jersey Youth Symphony)
7) Honors Band
8) Honors Chorus

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Education

Music Education

Sep 2007 - Dec 2013Kean University

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishProfessional Proficiency
  • SpanishLimited Proficiency

Reviews

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Jun 7, 2018
Voice Lessons

Suzanne is the best teacher ever! She helped me get into select chorus in my school! She's also super nice!

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May 27, 2018
Piano Lessons

Suzanne has been my teacher for about 4 years now for the flute and she is truly amazing! She has helped me build my confidence, technique, and overall playing. She has always helped me get into higher group in NJYS and helped me with the audition process. I definitely recommend her to any new or advanced musical player!

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May 26, 2018
Flute Lessons

Awesome teacher!

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May 26, 2018
Piano Lessons

Suzanne is a gifted teacher who is kind and patient with her students. She does an excellent job teaching and engaging my son in his lessons.

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