Cheryl Suwardi

Cheryl S.

Highland, IN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Your clarinet lessons will be focused upon helping you reach your goals, learn clarinet technique, and explore music of interest to you taught by an experienced music teacher. Using a variety of resources, you will develop technique, musicianship, and knowledge of music theory, composition, music history, and world music. Studio concerts, family field trips, and workshops are offered throughout the year. I hold bachelors and masters degrees in music education (clarinet major) as well as an Indiana Professional Educator License in Music. I have been teaching music lessons for 17 years. Contact me today to learn how I can help you reach your goals!

About Cheryl S.

Hello! My name is Cheryl, and I would be delighted to help you reach your music goals! Helping students learn how to play their instruments and develop a life-long appreciation of music are important to me. I hold bachelors and masters degrees in music education as well as an Indiana music teacher license. I have been recognized in the publications "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" and the Rancho Santa Margarita Patch as a "Whiz Biz". My teaching style is student-centered, goal-oriented, and fun. Lessons include technique development and repertoire. When selecting repertoire and method books, my students' and their parents' opinions are valued and considered.


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Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable in the field of music. We have been very pleased with all the lessons. She is very friendly and patient. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week. Since my daughter has started taking lessons, she has improved greatly!

Posted Feb 9, 2018
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Cheryl is a very friendly instructor. She has extensive knowledge in music and instruments. She is patient and willing to explain any questions you may have. I highly recommend Cheryl to anyone that is looking for an instructor.

Posted Sep 9, 2017
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Very technique orinated. Will sign up for more lessons with her

Posted Jun 30, 2017

Cheryl was wonderful! She made my daughter, Zeta, feel comfortable and confident.
Cheryl was well prepared, knowledgeable and informative.
Zeta is looking forward to her next lesson with Cheryl. We can't thank you enough for pairing her up with us.
~Dorothy & Zeta

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Earl M.
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Cheryl is a masterful teacher. She has the ability to listen and understand where I am in my learning curve and adjust her lessons to my skill level. I highly recommend for learners of all ages!

Posted Dec 7, 2016
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Cheryl is a great teacher. Authentic and patient

Posted Nov 18, 2015
Alex B.
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Great experience!

Posted Oct 29, 2015
Herminia P.
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Amazing, my daughter loves going to her studio. She is really kind and a great teacher.

Posted Sep 24, 2015
Becca C.
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Cheryl is a wonderful teacher. Very patient, positive and upbeat.

Posted Sep 24, 2015

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Band Director
Aug 2016 - Present

High School in Northwest Indiana

Instrumental Music Teacher - Private Lessons and Classes
Sep 2005 - Present

Cheryl's Instrumental Music Lessons

I teach private lessons, orchestra classes, and early childhood family classes to students of almost any age. Lessons and classes are designed around the students' ages, ability levels, goals, and curricular needs. Students learn about performance, music theory, composition, and music history, world music.

Orchestra Director
Sep 2012 - Apr 2014

Elementary School in Orange County, CA

Band and Orchestra Director
Aug 2006 - Jun 2010

Elementary and Middle School in Orange County, CA


Master of Music Education
Jun 2003 - Jul 2006

VanderCook College of Music

Bachelor of Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis, Clarinet Major
Aug 1998 - May 2002

VanderCook College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Indiana Professional Educator's License, Instrumental, General, and Vocal Music
Nov 2016

State of Indiana

This license enables me to teach K-12 music in IN public and private schools.


My teaching philosophy and music studio were used as an example in the book "The Savvy Music Teacher"
Jan 2015

by David Cutler, pub. Oxford University Press

Rancho Santa Margarita Patch Whiz Biz
Jan 2012

Rancho Santa Margarita Patch

Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Jun 2005

Who's Who Among America's Teachers Publishers


National Band Association
Apr 2019
The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. NBA is an organization open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which one works. The membership roster includes men and women from every facet of the band world. NBA is today’s professional organization for band directors, and it stands ready to serve all members of the association through a variety of projects and initiatives.

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