Hello! I’m Susan and I am a traveling piano and voice teacher! I also teach via zoom! I live and teach in the metro Detroit, Michigan area.

I hold a Bachelors of music degree in Piano and Vocal Performance/Pedagogy. I graduated cum laude from a small Liberal Arts school, Heidelberg College (now University) in Tiffin Ohio. While at Heidelberg I was elected into the Chamber Singers, a set of 12 singers who sang Madrigal and chamber music only, as a Freshman, and the Concert Choir. I was also involved in the Opera Theater, acted as choir secretary, and began my teaching my Junior year! Counting those years, I have been teaching 26 years!

Currently, I am busy teaching a nice studio of piano and voice students, sing in my church choir, act as a substitute playing the piano when my church choir director is away, and am a choir director for a local Senior Living Center. I accompany and am a judge for the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs as well.

Teaching is my passion. I love to see how well my students improve and are enjoying their lessons. I strive to make my studio a fun learning environment. I love teaching ALL ages! I teach a number of adults, as well as younger starting at 4!

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

I have is my Pedagogy degree. Pedagogy is actual learning of studio teaching.

In college I was entered into the Tau mu Sigma society. Tau mu Sigma is a society for musicians that achieved not only musical achievement but also academic. My Senior Year in College I was awarded the top Music Prize for the most likely to succeed.

The thing I am most proud of are my students. It all comes back to their accomplishments. Wether its a Recital performance they nail, a festival they score top score in, or just them getting a part correct in a song – I think I get more excited than they do! Every time a student or parent thanks me for teaching them my response is: They do the work, I am only there to guide them.


Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA



Instrument(s) Taught

Piano, Singing

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House, Online


30 minutes


45 minutes


60 minutes


Discounted Introductory Lesson


Preferred Payment Currency

🇺🇸 United States (US) dollar ($ USD)


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Level(s) Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5)

Youngest Age Taught


Class Sizes

One-to-One (Individual)



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