Susanna B.

Hollis, NY


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Adelphi University
Music and Special ED


Adelphi University (Music and Special ED)

About Susanna

Give yourself or your children the opportunity to experience the incomparable joy of making music - study piano and music theory with award-winning pianist, composer, and performer Susanna! Read her full biography and teaching method below.

I loves working with students of all ages and levels of proficiency. Lessons are available in my home studio in Jamaica Estates, Queens ($20/half hour, $38/hour), or in the comfort of your own home in Queens ($24/half hour, $42/hour). Schedule is flexible. Lessons are billed in your comfort.

I have studied piano for 10 years under Yefim Gulayev and now study with Adrienne Borbely at Adelphi University. I have claimed numerous musical distinctions, including Concert Festival Concerto Competition Finalist, Volunteer at a Cancer Institute in Manhattan, NY for the Creative Arts Festival, and Finalist for the 2014 Songwriters contest at Adelphi University. I've toured my school of music extensively as a pianist and songwriter and had the opportunity to share work in wide-ranging venues from the National Honors Society to their prestige Colloquiums. Performing on the main stage of the Concert Hall on an authentic Fazioli concert grand, my talent brings a new life to music, one that really thrills the crowd. I have a musical depth that is fueled with passion, elegance, style and grace. I was awarded a scholarship for excellence in music and currently work with other emerging artists.

I advocate balancing a solid technical foundation (scales, arpeggios, chords with inversions, hand independence, and dexterity exercises) with sight-reading (grand staff and chord charts), ear training, and theory. Too often, pianists don't supplement their technical and classical education with these other essential elements of complete musicianship until they reach an advanced level when consequently, practices like ear training may become more difficult. Therefore, I urge students to foster more holistic piano musicianship by pairing a classically-oriented technical education with practical, broadly applicable ear training and theory. Together, we'll analyze the musical structure and theory behind the songs in their lesson books and non-written popular music that interests them. For reading and repertoire, I favor starting in the Alfred or Faber book series, supplemented by various written and non-written scale and dexterity exercises (often Dozen-A-Day and Hanon), then gradually incorporating early, intermediate, and advanced classical repertoire when appropriate. The study of written music is supplemented by extra-textual assignments (for example, arranging pop or rock songs by ear or specific, guided original composition assignments). Synergistically developing each of these four areas - reading, technique, theory, and ear training delivers complete and versatile piano musicianship in my students.

Music gave me the chance to be unique and stand out. I write music and lyrics behind closed doors that will soon be shared with thousands of people. My own composed work is dedicated the people who gave me the opportunity to be a Musician.
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36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Hollis, NY 11423
In-person lessons
Ear Training, General Music, Music Theory, Piano, Sight Singing
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Cooking, Fitness, Yoga

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Adelphi University
Music and Special ED


Adelphi University (Music and Special ED)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susanna will travel within 1 miles of Hollis, NY 11423.