“Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A graduate of Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, Susan has performed in front of numerous audiences over the last 30 years. As a vocal instructor of all ages, she has helped numerous performers overcome their fears and find vocal freedom. Former students have been accepted into numerous college programs, including, Berklee College of Music (vocal), University of South Carolina (vocal), University of Northern Colorado (musical theater), Florida State University (musical theater), Shorter University (vocal), and Reinhardt University (theater).
When students find their voice and learn to deliver a song with poise, they grow confident in their ability to communicate in front of a group - a lifelong skill not easily attained
Susan took her first piano lesson when she was four years old and grew to accompany her high school and church choirs. Impressed with her abilities,. her high school choir director encouraged her to audition for college as a piano major. While she spent hours, learning contrasting historical pieces for the audition, she started her freshman year as a voice major at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music instead. Undaunted, she dove into her studies and was surprised when Enid Katahn invited her to join her piano studio at the end of her freshman year. Studying under the professional for two years greatly enhanced Susan's piano skills, and she was invited to accompany several student recitals.
An accomplished pianist, Susan regularly accompanies her voice students.