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Susan B.

Susan - an experienced classroom and private music teacher

Susan - an experienced classroom and private music teacher

$50/hour

  • Warren, IL 61087

About Susan


Bio

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...

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.


Education

St. Norbert College
undergrad
Aurora University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Warren, IL 61087
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Susan hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Composition (Music),

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.
Theater

Theater

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.

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

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.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Music History

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.

Homeschool

Piano,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Piano,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Music

Composition (Music),

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.
General Music,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Other

ESL/ESOL

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

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.

Summer

Piano,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

$50/hour

Susan B.

$50/hour

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