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Susan B.

Warren, IL

$50/hour

Susan - an experienced classroom and private music teacher

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St. Norbert College
Aurora University
Master's

Education

St. Norbert College

Aurora University (Master's)

About Susan

Having just retired from a 33 year career in K-12 Music Education, I have additionally taught private piano, voice and guitar to both students and adults for 40 years. This experience permits me to be comfortable with students of all age and experience levels as well as beginning students including children who are not as yet readers.

My bachelors degree in Music carries majors in Music Ed, Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, and my Masters Degree is a Master of Arts - Teacher. The coursework for both included work in reading, educational psychology and a high proficiency in computer technology. I am able, through my additional coursework in technology, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Front Page - for web design.

In addition to my music teaching experience, I have substitute taught in general education areas from Kindergarten through high school, including special ed. I carry a valid teaching certificate/license in IL and a substitute license in WI.

I am a highly organized person, capable of multi-tasking, but have been called a passionate and caring teacher and a great motivator by many students.
Having just retired from a 33 year career in K-12 Music Education, I have additionally taught private piano, voice and guitar to both students and adults for 40 years. This Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Warren, IL 61087
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Music History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking,
Needlework

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

Having taught K-12 Music in a public school setting for 33 years, I was able to add an independent study course in theory/composition for students.

Additionally, I have written and arranged music for the Miss Kenosha (Wisconsin) Pageant, and for a professional touring show group (late 1970's early 1980's).

Finally, and more recently, I have arranged and written music which has been submitted to Hal Leonard Publishing in Milwaukee.

Cooking

An accomplished home cook, I relish cooking for family and friends, taking care to acquaint myself with various ethnic styles of cooking.

I have presented classes for the Monroe (WI) Arts and Activities Center, and have catered in home dinner parties.

I am presently planning to acquire a food sanitation/handler license with the intent to market my homemade pasta products.

General Computer

After earning my Master's Degree in Education, I became very interested in learning more about computers and technology, and have taken an additional 12 credits beyond my master's, all in technology, including courses in Microsoft Office, Webquest, and Web Design.

While I am not officially a "tech guru," I am most certainly able to work with Windows, and am familiar with installing software, as well as hardware. I am comfortable with many software programs, and feel comfortable navigating my way through new software as well.

General Music

I carry a bachelor's degree of music from St. Norbert College, DePere, WI - with majors in piano pedagogy, piano performance and music education - certified to teach K-12 Vocal Music. - Degree was earned in 1978, and I have taught K-12 General/and Vocal music since earning that degree.

I have additionally taught Early Childhood Music and Movement for aspiring pre-school teachers as an adjunct teacher at Highland Community College - Freeport, IL

Guitar

I have taught beginning guitar for thirty years, using the Alfred Music Method. I am comfortable teaching both reading music for guitar as well as chord construction.

Music History

Having taught K-12 Music in a public school setting for 33 years, I was also able to add an independent study course in both music theory/composition and music history into the school's course description handbook, and have developed the curriculum for both.

Piano

I carry a bachelor's degree of music from St. Norbert College, DePere, WI - with majors in piano pedagogy, piano performance and music education - certified to teach K-12 Vocal Music. - Degree was earned in 1978, and I have taught K-12 General/and Vocal music since earning that degree.

Additionally, I have taught piano privately for 40 years. Students have ranged in age from 4 years to adult.

Songwriting

Having taught K-12 Music in a public school setting for 33 years, I was also able to add an independent study course in both music theory/composition and music history into the school's course description handbook, and have developed the curriculum for both.

Additionally, I am able, through using the computer program "Finale" to enter music through technology.

Theatre

As a vocal music director in a public school for 33 years, I have directed over 75 different music theater productions for ages from elementary through senior high students, managing set design, lighting design, choreography, blocking, musical direction and accompaniment, publicity, costuming and make-up.

Additionally, I have both directed and performed in many community theater productions in various roles both on stage and back stage in both musical accompaniment and costuming.

St. Norbert College
Aurora University
Master's

Education

St. Norbert College

Aurora University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 30 miles of Warren, IL 61087.