“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 at four years of age. By high school, she regularly accompanied 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 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 joined Enid Katahn's studio when the professional pianist offered an invitation. Studying under the professional for two years enhanced Susan's piano skills, allowing her to accompany several college student recitals. Thirty years later, she still accompanies her student's recitals and much more.