Susan Swartz Piano Lessons

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Address: 200 S. Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills, IL
Phone Number: 847-573-8947
Person of Contact: Susan Swartz

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Lesson Types: Private instruction
Styles/Genres: traditional, classical, pop, jazz
Instruction Levels: Beginners through advanced
Instruments Taught: piano
Ages: 4 through adult
Pricing: contact teacher
Setting/Location(s): Private studio, some in home lessons depending on location
Recitals: Two recitals are offered through the year
Private Teaching Experience: Susan Swartz is nationally certified by the National Music Teachers Association. A member of the National Music Teachers Association, she has over 25 years of teaching piano. She holds a BA in music from the University of Illinois and received certification in music education from Roosevelt University. She studied with Saul Dorfman (Roosevelt University), Ellis Schumann (Composer) and Ludmilla Lazar (Piano Chair, Roosevelt University). In addition to teaching music in Chicago and Evanston K-8th grade schools, she has taught the Kodaly and Orff methodology to preschoolers. Her mission is to offer music instruction that is both fun and inspiring while making sure students meet the educational standards set by university level teachers. Students learn how to read music, harmonize, sight-read, understand rhythm, chord and scale structure as well as study classical, folk, popular, jazz, boogie and contemporary music.
Performance Credentials: Nationally certified teacher, National Music Teacher's Association IL Music Teacher's Association North Shore Music Teacher's Association
Competitions:

My students participate in the Achievement in Music national program; Sonata/sonatina Festivals, NorthShore/Northwestern Festival Music and other opportunities.