Sally Sumner

Sally S.

San Diego, CA

About Sally S.

Background check: Last verified 09/14/2016
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Sally teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 1995
Last sign in: 5 days ago


Sally has been teaching private lessons since 1995, and is currently available to teach lessons at your home & at her studio. Sally learned her own method of teaching to positively enhance the student's strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques; through exposures to recitals, festivals & competitions students developed their confidence in performance.

Sally received her training for a year under the personal tutelage of Mrs. Christine Lauhoff, then attending for four years at Bob Jones Memorial Bible College (Philippines); with continuous education & attending different workshop, convention & conferences through Music Teachers National Association, & California Professional Music Teachers. December of 1999 started her home studio till present time with the help of her husband, Timothy, music teacher as well. Sally looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

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Vice President - San Diego South Chapter
Mar 2016 - Present
California Association of Professional Music Teachers, District 1

Founding Teacher - Music Development Program
Mar 2013 - Present
Royal Conservatory of Music

Co - Owner / Founder / Administrative / Master Teacher
Nov 1999 - Present
Sumner's Music

Former Chairman - Pop Music Festival
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
California Association of Professional Music Teachers, District 1

Former Executive Board Member - Recording Secretary
Jan 2013 - Feb 2016
California Professional Music Teachers Association, District 1

Languages Spoken

English & Tagalog
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada Music Development Program
Mar 2013

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (Music Development Program) provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

National Federation of Music Club
Jan 2011

Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.

California Association of Professional Music Teachers
Jun 2006

CAPMT is the California State Affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). CAPMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music teachers organization of over 1,000 members, teaching in independent studios, private and public schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities throughout California.

Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2006

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

16 Reviews on Sally S.

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Arianna G. Jul 6, 2016
· Piano · In home
She's very pacient and sweet with my 3 year old❤️
Regina May 28, 2016
· · In home
Sally teaches my two kids that live with autism. They're moderate/severe, so we really didn't expect how the lessons would go due their many challenges. Sally quickly built a relationship with trust with them by her gentle approach and confidence in their abilities to learn. On her second day my son was hamming the song and was able to identify one note she requested on his own! Although Sally teaches all kinds of kids is our experience that she's a wonderful therapist as she is so educated about neurological symptoms such as autism. She has the right approach and my kids love her! They hug her and they follow her directions. She senses and understands also their sensory issues and gives them breaks thus allowing them to self regulate without tears of meltdowns. She's the best teacher we ever!
Cici G. Oct 16, 2015
· Piano · In studio
My daughter Cici shines with confidence and happiness every time she ends her piano lessons with Sally. We are so happy and fortunate to have been matched up with her. My daughter really likes her a lot and has already developed a close teacher student bond!
In a few words. Sally is awesome!!!!!
Marian-Junne Gozon Jul 27, 2015
· ·
Her students love her. She is very good at what she does.
Kyla Jul 27, 2015
· Piano · In studio
my daughter has been taking piano lessons from Sumner Music for a couple years now and she loves it. Timothy and Sally Sumner are very professional and patient with the kids.
Mia Jul 17, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Sally S. is a warm, caring, dedicated, selfless music instructor that strives to help EVERY student reach their maximum potential. She has a nurturing nature, that allows her students to feel cared for and encouraged in their learning environment. Our children have excelled at home, at school, as well as musically since being under the instruction of Sally S.
Sarah Jul 15, 2015
· Piano · In home
Tita Sally has been my piano teacher for over half my life( I am 13 years old ). I am very grateful with the way I progressed as a pianist under her wonderful teaching. She is very patient, understanding and most of all kind. As a student you will never feel hurried to learn or feel like learning piano is a burden. She radiates an abundance of passion in everything she does and it reflects onto her students. I'm thankful for all the time I spent and continue to spend with Ms Sally and Sumner's music. I recommend her to those who want to pursue music under the care of this amazing teache
Carl Jul 14, 2015
· Piano · In studio
My son took lessons with her & she was amazingly patient with him. He has ADD and he does not learn like most kids, he is seminar & it takes a lot of patience & skill to teach in a way that he can remember the material. My son usually does not like instruction but from Sally he was very happy & willing to attend her lessons. She was effective & I really appreciate her.
Misa Jul 13, 2015
· Piano · In home
Sally is very patient and never rushes but encourages. Not sure what she does but she has pushed Misa to her learning potential at age 3 and a half, 4, 5, and now starting at 6. Having moved 1-2 hours away even if the lessons have decreased because of the distance we feel Sally is worth driving for. Thank you.
DOLORES Jul 13, 2015
· Classical Piano · In studio
Mrs. Sally is a very patient, kind, talented and generous teacher. My daughter looked forward to her lessons with Mrs. Sally. Classes never felt rushed and if my daughter didn't understand the lesson, she would repeat it so she would feel at ease.
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