Susan Jerome

Susan J.

Elk Grove, CA

About Susan J.

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Susan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2002
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I started teaching because I have a passion for teaching, as well as helping students reach their true potential. I not only teach the students looking to learn their craft, but also those looking to better their ability. My goal is to impart my knowledge and love of music, theater and speech to all of my students.

I have been a professional Actress, Show Singer, Commercial Voice-Over Artist and Teacher for the past 25 years in the Bay Area. I have a BA in Theater Arts from University of Minnesota, as well as from San Jose State University. I have studied Theater, Dance, Music, and Mime at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. I have 30 units in "Early Childhood and Development" from DeAnza College in San Jose, CA.

I am also a member of the AFTRA, SAG and EQUITY unions.

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Experience

Children's Theater Teacher

Oct 2010 - May 2011
Sunnyvale and Mountain View Recreation Centers

I created and taught several theater classes including:

" Musical Reading Theater For Tiny Tots" designed for children 3-5 years;
Improvisation and
Commercial Voice-Over Workshops; Lights, Camera Action Classes

Education

BA Theater Arts

Jan 1986 - Present
University of Minnesota , San Jose State University and Deanza College

Theater Arts

Sep 1984 - Present
San Jose State University

THEATER ARTS

Sep 1968 - Feb 1973
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Languages Spoken

English and French

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Joey Award

Nov 1998
San Jose AFTRA/SAG Awards

REceived an award for outstanding voice-over for Ruth Carrunza Productions, Mountain View CA 94040

Awards

Best Actress Award

Jun 1987
San Jose State University; Joey Award , Chanhassen Natural Dinner Theater; Equity Actress ;Actress; SAG and AFTRA TAlen UnionsI
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21 Reviews on Susan J.

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Vidushi U. Aug 24, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Susan is a great music teacher. She is also great with kids
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Kyle Aug 10, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Susan is warm, encouraging and knowledgable. My son looks forward to his lessons and enjoys doing the follow up exercises. This has been well-worth the investment!
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Faith S. Feb 18, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Susan is an amazing instructor! She started out with some beginning material but quickly increased the difficulty as she gauged my experience. She came to my home and we started right away. My 3 month old daughter was asleep in her nursery and didn't make a peep. The convenience of her coming to my home so that I can do something for fun as a new mom is so amazing! I feel like I've known her forever! I'm looking forward to her sending me songs that she thinks will sound good with my voice! I'm so excited for Lesson #2!
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Anna Feb 16, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Susan is passionate and a great teacher
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Ana Jan 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Susan is really nice and I would recommend her as a teacher. I had a lot of fun and she truly helped me improve my singing.
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Kay Dec 2, 2015
In home
Verified Student
She's overall a really nice teacher. I love the fact that she organizes concerts to get real practice. Recommend!
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Kristine Oct 14, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The Stars explain it all, she's very enthusiastic about teaching and loves to get to know you better which is really great, and she gives you songs that are recent that she thinks you should sing!
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Tamara R. Sep 12, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tamara had a wonderful first singing lesson with Susan! Susan is very knowledgeable and a positive inspiration. Thank you!
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Tamari G. Aug 22, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Tamari really enjoyed the vocal warm ups
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Bob L. Jul 1, 2015
Speaking Voice · In home
Verified Student
Susan helped me with my speaking voice and we focused on a wedding speech I had planned to give as the father of the bride. Her feedback was invaluable and the speech was a resounding success. Not sure I could have pulled it off as well as I did without her help.