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Susan Davis

Victoria BC | V9C 2B2

About me

Susan's teachers have included Pat Miller in Port Alberni where she began her training, and later Robin & Winifred Wood at the Victoria Conservatory of Music where she studied for 2 years on scholarship. She received her Associate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music for both Performer and Teacher which she passed "With Distinction" and her Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto).

Susan has many years of collaborative piano playing experience, working mostly with choirs and singers but also several instrumentalists over the years. Studying with Rena Sharon solidified an already sensitive and supportive collaborative style.

In her teaching, Susan works from the premise that every student can achieve success with a balance of mastering practical skills and loving the music they are creating while learning in a supportive, encouraging environment. Recitals offer the opportunity to play for others in a relaxed or more formal setting and share the gift of music that is being developed.

Experience
Susan has played piano for over 40 years and has taught for close to 30. She began accompanying choirs when she was in Junior High school and has enjoyed numerous collaborative playing experiences in Victoria. She performed three solo recitals when working towards her ARCT and AVCM.

Currently, Susan is a member of the Victoria branch of Registered Music Teachers, has approximately 20 students in her private teaching studio, and works with the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus as their rehearsal accompanist.

Specialties

Susan teaches all ages and would enjoy all levels although she has more experience with the beginner to early advanced (grade 9) levels than with grade 10 and above.

Lesson details

Lessons are structured with student goals in mind.

For those taking Conservatory exams: Mastery of Technique, Sight Reading, Ear Training, Period Music and Theory form the basis of a well-balanced musical education.

For those playing for personal pleasure: different styles of music (popular, blues, classical, jazz, lead sheets, playing by ear, etc.) are explored and enjoyed. Technique for good playing habits, and Sight Reading using duet books round out the basic skills needed for music reading and piano playing independence.

Education and Accreditation

Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto - Piano Performer
Associate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music - Piano Performer (with Honors)
Associate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music - Piano Teacher (with Distinction)

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$39 & under

Availability

Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 6pm
Thursday N/A - N/A
Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Classical

Methods

Suzuki Method

Instruments and Subjects

piano

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults

Languages

English

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