Susannah Seipel
Overland Park, KS
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Susannah Seipel

Susannah S.

Overland Park, KS
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Beginner, Intermediate
From the beginner to the intermediate player I can help you increase your piano skills. If you have no experience that is okay! I am especially well experienced with children and try to come up with creative and entertaining methods to help them reach their piano goals.

About Susannah S.

***Daytime availability for summer students June-July****

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 8 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 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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46 Reviews
Alma V.
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Susannah is great!
I didn't know what to expect but it was a great experience!
I am new and i have learned a lot on my first day!

Thank you!

Posted Jan 16, 2021
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Great first lesson!

Posted Jul 11, 2019
Amy L.
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Posted Jun 11, 2019
Kate maloney
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Was great help, and improved many things with my son's trumpet playing. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to learn or improve certain instruments!

Posted Apr 2, 2019
Kate maloney
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Posted Mar 19, 2019
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Susannah was so pleasant and upbeat. My son was pleased with what he learned in just his first lesson. We look forward to the next one!

Posted Jan 9, 2019
Pam B.
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Susannah was awesome and nice and very positive. I really enjoyed my lesson with her.

Posted Nov 8, 2018
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Wonderful! My daughter loves her first lesson.

Posted Jun 27, 2018
Hannah Rose G.
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Excellent singing instructor. My daughter totally enjoyed every aspect of the lesson.

Posted May 31, 2018
Hannah L.
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My daughter loved her first lesson!

Posted May 23, 2018
James Robinson
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fantastic teacher !!

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Chance R.
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Susannah made the first lesson a wonderful and engaging experience...Awesomeness at its finest!!!!

Posted Jun 21, 2017
Addi H.
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My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson with Susannah and can't wait for next week!

Posted Jan 4, 2017
Riley C.
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What a great teacher!

Posted Oct 3, 2016
Tuscan B.
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Excellent. Great with kids.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Kaylin M.
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The first lesson with great!. Susannah is extremely kind and welcoming. My daughter said she wished she would have started years ago.

Posted Jul 29, 2016
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She is the Best Music coach you could ever have

Posted Jun 27, 2016
Sky R.
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My kids love her

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Christien W.
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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!

Posted Jun 8, 2016
Rachel M.
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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.

Posted May 6, 2016
Victoria M.
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I like her as person , she is patient and loves what she does . Excellent

Posted Jan 8, 2016
Ben W.
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For a first-time lesson. She was very good at going slow and making sure he understood what she was talking about.

Posted Jan 6, 2016
Parker V.
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So far so good!!!

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Linda M.
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She was wonderful! Would definitely go back with her once my daughter decides to start taking lessons again! Absolutely recommend!

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Laveena T.
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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.

Posted Mar 5, 2015

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

Posted May 14, 2014

Elementary Student

Susannah is a great music teacher!

Posted May 14, 2014
Linda M.

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!!

Posted May 1, 2014


Susannah taught very nicely how to play one of the song

Posted Mar 6, 2014


Great session. Susannah was a very helpful teacher.

Posted Mar 6, 2014

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!

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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!

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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.

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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!

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Music Teacher

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

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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

Posted Mar 6, 2014

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!

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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!!

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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

Posted Mar 6, 2014


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.

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Music lesson

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

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Megan D.

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!!!

Posted Mar 1, 2014
Susannah S.

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.

Posted Dec 7, 2013
Laura A.

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.

Posted Nov 12, 2013
Marlyn T.

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.

Posted Nov 10, 2013

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K-6 General/Choir
Aug 2016 - Present

Trailwood Elementary SMSD

Private Music Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present

Seipel Studio

Music K-8
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Good Shepherd Band/Choir/General


Masters of Vocal Pedegogy
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015

University of Kansas

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2008 - May 2012

University of Kansas


Spanish, Italian, German, French, Latin

Limited Proficiency


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


National Association for Music Education
Sep 2009
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