Cheryl Suwardi

Cheryl S.

Highland, IN

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Your flute lessons will be focused upon helping you reach your goals, learn flute 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 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!
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Cheryl delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2000

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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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.

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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

Photos & Videos

This photo was taken while I performed "Happy Birthday" for my friend's daughter's 2nd birthday.

My students and I performed cat music at MeoowzResQ's annual benefit in 2013.  This photo was taken after I performed music from Cats.

After our music studio's spring concert, we took this photo.  I performed violin along with some of my students.


9 Reviews

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Jennifer Feb 9, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

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!

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Madison Sep 9, 2017
Flute · In studio

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.

Jim Jun 30, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

Very technique orinated. Will sign up for more lessons with her

Dorothy Mar 21, 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

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Earl M. Dec 7, 2016
Saxophone · In studio

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!

Amy Nov 18, 2015
Guitar · In home

Cheryl is a great teacher. Authentic and patient

Alex B. Oct 29, 2015
Violin · In home

Great experience!

Herminia P. Sep 24, 2015
Cello · In studio

Amazing, my daughter loves going to her studio. She is really kind and a great teacher.

Becca C. Sep 24, 2015
Viola · In studio

Cheryl is a wonderful teacher. Very patient, positive and upbeat.

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