Susannah Seipel

Susannah S.

Overland Park, KS

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Susannah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+ and males 5 to 18

Teaching since:
July 2008

**Will be leaving for maternity leave in October 2017, but am willing to accept summer students, online lessons, or beginners***

I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Music Education (vocal emphasis) and a trumpet performance minor. I then completed my Masters in Vocal Pedagogy in December of 2015. Right now I am teaching K-8 General music and 5-8th grade band and Chorus. I have been a private studio instructor for the past 6 years.

If you are pursuing voice I can teach you Classical operatic singing, Broadway style, or Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)

If you are pursuing trumpet I can enhance your skills whether you are just beginning or are already an intermediate player.

*** Lesson Details ***
I prefer to work with children and female students! (No adult males)

I am a teacher that helps you reach whatever goals you set for yourself. You tell me what you want to accomplish and I will work together with you to make it happen. I will create a curriculum according your personal needs and skill level.

If you are taking lessons with me you will learn lots of music theory and music history. I want you to understand the style and reasoning behind each piece of music you play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The in studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes a piano (88 key weighted), books, and seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in guest spaces.

The Elementary School lessons are taught in a classroom which includes an upright piano, books, & seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in lot.

*** Specialties ***
German Lieder and Italian Arias

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Experience

K-8 Choir/Band Director and General Music Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present
Good Shepherd School

Education

Masters of Vocal Pedegogy
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2008 - May 2012
University of Kansas

Languages

Spanish, Italian, German, French, Latin
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Kansas Teaching License K-12
May 2012
University of Kansas

Certified to teach General, Band, and Choral Music in Public and Provate Schools Grades K-12

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Sep 2009

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

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My School's Seussical Cast (Directed By Susannah Kiener)

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36 Reviews

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James Robinson Jul 5, 2017
Trumpet · Online

fantastic teacher !!

Chance R. Jun 21, 2017
Trumpet · Online

Susannah made the first lesson a wonderful and engaging experience...Awesomeness at its finest!!!!

Addi H. Jan 4, 2017
Singing · In home

My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson with Susannah and can't wait for next week!

Riley C. Oct 3, 2016
Piano · In studio

What a great teacher!

Tuscan B. Aug 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Excellent. Great with kids.

Kaylin M. Jul 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

The first lesson with great!. Susannah is extremely kind and welcoming. My daughter said she wished she would have started years ago.

Acton Jun 27, 2016
Broadway Singing · In home

She is the Best Music coach you could ever have

Sky R. Jun 9, 2016
Singing · In studio

My kids love her

Christien W. Jun 8, 2016
Trumpet · Online

Susannah was wonderful. She was patient, nurturing, and knowledgeable as she worked with my 10 year old son. Susannah provided age appropriate explanations that will help my son build a strong musical foundation as he learns the trumpet. We look forward to more lessons with her!

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Rachel M. May 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

My daughter felt comfortable with this teacher right from the word go. Communication with her has been excellent. Has a pleasant demeanor while getting her points across during lessons. Would highly recommend to all.

Victoria M. Jan 8, 2016
Piano · In home

I like her as person , she is patient and loves what she does . Excellent

Ben W. Jan 6, 2016
Piano · In home

For a first-time lesson. She was very good at going slow and making sure he understood what she was talking about.

Parker V. Aug 13, 2015
Piano · In home

So far so good!!!

Linda M. Jun 25, 2015
Piano · In home

She was wonderful! Would definitely go back with her once my daughter decides to start taking lessons again! Absolutely recommend!

Laveena T. Mar 5, 2015
Singing · In studio

Susannah is a great teacher! She made my 12yo daughter feel comfortable to the point that she now only wants to work with Susannah. My daughter and Susannah have a great connection and she really enjoys working with her. She's always giving her tips to help her improve her singing.

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Jason May 14, 2014
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Awesome lesson! I had Susannah, she was really good! I recommend you try this.

Quinn May 14, 2014
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Elementary Student

Susannah is a great music teacher!

Linda M. May 1, 2014
Piano ·

Initial Lesson

Izzy had a great time and right off the bat Suzanne seemed comfortable with the young age of my daughter (5 1/2). She did a great job of making her feel comfortable and excited!!

Carola Mar 6, 2014
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Review

Great session. Susannah was a very helpful teacher.

Osmaraw Mar 6, 2014
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Music lesson

Farrah had so much fun learning music with Susanna, she is such a great teacher

Eulah Mar 6, 2014
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Review

I took a speaking voice lesson with Susannah and she provided me with some great tips that I can apply to my current job in which I spend a majority of my day on the phone. I wasn't in the greatest mood as I just got home from a long, tough day at work but I'm actually feeling much better thanks to the breathing exercises we worked on and the enlightening instruction I received. Susannah has a great personality and she knows her stuff so don't hesitate to sign up with her!

On the tech side of things, I was connected through Wi-Fi and while I thought that might cause a lag it really didn't. It was super comfortable to converse through and having someone just pop up on my screen to work with me felt like a glimpse into what the future will hold for connecting experts and those eager to learn in mere seconds. The picture was also great though I would recommend for users to have decent lighting wherever they are...It's not vital but I felt a little creepy in what I now realize is my dark, dungeon of a room.

Other than that, I look forward to doing more Helpouts and I've decided it's time for me to get back to my guitar lessons, only this time I'll be doing them online.

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Kattie Mar 6, 2014
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Review

Excellent! Susannah was very helpful and gave me great tips!

Jewell Mar 6, 2014
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Review

Helpouts was a great resource, Susannah explained some very helpful techniques.

Genie Mar 6, 2014
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Review

I reached out to Susannah for advice on voice warm ups as I work in customer service and talk on the phone all day--I began to notice my vocal chords felt strained some evenings. Her feedback was all very helpful and exercises that only require a few minutes each morning. Thank you, Susannah!!

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TravisS Mar 6, 2014
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Vocal Student

Susannah is an excellent teacher. She always picks great music and teaches it in an easy and understandable way. She teaches everything I need to know about the song including the theory and history. She is always positive and fun to work with!

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JordanH Mar 6, 2014
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JH

Miss. Kiener is a great teacher. I love singing and the music she picks.

Chrissy Mar 6, 2014
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Review

Susannah taught very nicely how to play one of the song

Barrett Mar 6, 2014
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Review

Susannah was a very friendly and helpful teacher. She gave me specific feedback and useful exercises to practice on my own. Next time I will use a PC with a webcam as the Nexus 10's audio was just too bad for a voice coaching session!

Pennie Mar 6, 2014
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Review

Susannah gave me great pointers to perfect my pitch. And when I say 'pitch', I'm referring to the elevator pitch for my startup. She had excellent suggestions to make it sound better and more compelling. Now I just have to find an elevator with the right investor to try it out on.

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Burt Mar 6, 2014
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Review

Susannah was a great teacher! She walked me through some breathing exercises to help strengthen my voice and gave great tips for how to articulate certain words. She even explained how the voice works and why it does not always respond how we want. Very enthusiastic!

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MaxC Mar 6, 2014
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Music Teacher

Miss. Kiener always have fun games and activities to do during music. I learn a lot from her and love music.

SierraJ Mar 6, 2014
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Awesome Teacher

Susannah is a very positive a nice teacher teacher. She always has great tips and always works hard to find ways to help improve my voice. Very energetic and creative!

Megan D. Mar 1, 2014
Singing ·

Susannah is awesome!

Susannah made my 13 year old daughter feel so welcomed her 1st visit. She is an amazing teacher -- kind, thoughtful and full of knowledge! Thank you so much for assisting Taylor with improving her singing voice! You are amazing! We are your #1 fans!!!

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Susannah S. Dec 7, 2013
Piano ·

This lady is very talented with helping and teaching others. She is a great person.

She is a wonderfully gifted person. We are glad to have this opportunity to have her as a teacher.

Laura A. Nov 12, 2013
Piano ·

Our child loves taking lessons with Susannah

I wish there was a 'very good' star. I feel Susannah is better than good and will be excellent with more experience. She is very kind and professional. She is encouraging and enthusiastic about teaching and seems to genuinely enjoy working with our child. I hope, as time goes on, that she encourages our child to learn new, more complex pieces.

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Marlyn T. Nov 10, 2013
Piano ·

This product is great and easy to use.

Susannah K. Is a great piano teacher. My daughter is enjoying herself. She loves being able to play the piano. Susannah is a very patient teacher and is very good at explaining the keys, notes, and scales. My daughter loves going to piano lessons and it's because of Susannah K. She is a very sweet, fun, and knowledgeable teacher. As a mom, it's money well spent.

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