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Suzanna C. - Voice and Guitar Teacher
$65per hour

Guitar & Voice Instructor

Suzanna's lessons:

Voice, Guitar

Voice Lessons

I have been singing since I was a young child, always active in choir and performing in clubs at the age of 13. I ended up studying voice professionally in college (jazz, pop, classical) and even ended up on the show The Voice (Season 3) on Blake Shelton's team where I sang everything from Stevie Nicks to Florence & the Machine! My strengths as a vocalist & voice teacher lie in development of tone & character, pitch, phrasing and improvisation. I love jazz and rhythm & blues but am also into pop, folk, and world singing styles. Some of my favorite singers include Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse, Feist, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Stevie Nicks, Cat Power, and Jeff Buckley.

Levels
Adv
Ages
7 to 80

Guitar Lessons

I began playing guitar at age 16 and LOVE playing & teaching many styles including pop, rock, folk, country, R&B, funk and reggae. I can teach you how to read music, how to read guitar tablature, theory, chord knowledge, rhythm, and even songwriting once you have a few chords under your belt! Some of my favorite guitarists include Peter Tosh (Bob Marley & The Wailers), Bonnie Raitt, Prince, Feist, St. Vincent, Gary Clark Jr. and many more. I am not well-versed in metal or classical styles, though I can read & play classical songs. Let's rock!

Levels
Int
Specialties
Folk
Funk
R&B
Singer-Songwriter
pop
reggae
rock
Ages
7 to 75

Overview

Austin native Suzanna Choffel has been teaching voice & guitar for over ten years. A dynamic singer-songwriter & guitarist, Suzanna began playing music at a very young age, performing at Austin’s Saxon Pub and Antones in her early teens. She continued pursuing her passion into college, graduatinsouthaustingirlg Cum Laude from College of Santa Fe (New Mexico) with a BA in Music Technology & Performance in 2003. After graduating she moved back to Austin and put together a band and started recording & performing around town, winning the Austin Chronicle’s 2008 Indie Band of the Year award. She began teaching voice, guitar and summer rock camps at Austin School of Music in 2004 until she moved to New York in 2011 to further her musical career. In 2012 she landed a spot on Team Blake of NBC’s The Voice (Season 3), gaining international recognition (Rolling Stone claimed she “possessed all the vibe in the world”). Suzanna went on to tour the US as well as France and England and has opened for Angelique Kidjo, Suzanne Vega, and Buena Vista Social Club to name a few. Suzanna moved back to Austin in 2014 where she began recording her third album. She is happy to be back in her hometown, the Live Music Capital of the World, creating, recording, performing & teaching music.

Education

Music Technology & Performance

Aug 2000 - May 2003Santa Fe University of Art & Design

General/Liberal Arts

Aug 1998 - May 2000Texas State University

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • SpanishLimited Proficiency
  • PortugueseLimited Proficiency

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