Susan Miller

Susan M.

Temecula, CA
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Susan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
February 1976

Susan was born in California to a musical and artistic family. Susan studied with Margaret Rowell in Berkeley, California. In 1960, Susan was the winner of The International String Congress Competition and traveled to San German, Puerto Rico to study with Theodore Salzman. After graduating from Washington State University, Susan taught music, art and K-12 in various subjects in California, Wyoming and Utah, where she was married and raised two cello playing daughters.

Susan attended workshops with Dr. Suzuki and taught at many summer workshops. She worked at Kamimoto String Instruments in San Jose, California for 10 years and taught string orchestra in Moab and South Jordan, Utah while maintaining a cello and folk guitar studio. Some of her past honors include: Teacher of the Year, Moab, Utah, 1994, Utah State Legislature –Distinguished Service in Education Award, 1993 and Outstanding Middle School Teacher- Utah Rural Schools, 1990.

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Cheryl Mar 7, 2017
Cello · In studio

Great teacher, very organized and really knows het stuff! She very easy to work with.

Mariko Oct 15, 2016
Cello · In studio

Taking cello lessons from Susan has been a wonderful experience for my child, and it has been lovely for me to associate with her. Susan has passion, warmth, and many years of experience. Initially, it can be a bit overwhelming (especially as a parent with little musical experience) to take in all that Susan will throw at you, but soon you will see the benefits of her broad range of knowledge and the holistic education she offers. She covers the many facets of playing cello, including rhythm, reading music, theory, group practices, careful attention to bow hold, tone production, performance, ensemble playing and listening. She is consistent and reliable. My child looks forward to Susan’s lessons each week and has commented, “Susan always finds something good, then gives me ideas on how to make it better.” She puts a lot of time, resources, and creativity into enriching activities that motivate kids to stay engaged and practice regularly. We highly recommend her!

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Christie Oct 10, 2016
Cello · In home

Susan is an absolutely amazing cello teacher. My daughter took lessons from her for four years. She makes lessons and practicing fun for the students and is a positive and creative teacher. She loves her students and tailors each lesson to the individual students' needs. I would highly recommend her.

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Christie Oct 10, 2016
Cello · In home

Susan is an absolutely amazing cello teacher. My daughter took lessons from her for four years. She makes lessons and practicing fun for the students and is a positive and creative teacher. She loves her students and tailors each lesson to the individual students' needs. I would highly recommend her.

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Johanna Oct 10, 2016
Cello · In studio

Susan is very patient, knowledgeable and kind teacher, does understand children of all ages she has thought my 5 year old and my 15 year old and has adapted the lessons to their individual needs, that's why they can all play together as a group and sound great!
We love her!

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Louise Oct 10, 2016
Cello · In studio

Susan is so encouraging to her students. She finds their strengths and helps develop their talent.

Jaclyn Oct 10, 2016
Cello · In studio

Susan is an amazing teacher! She is thoughtful in preparing for lessons and really tailors the lessons to the child. I have been more than happy with the experience we have had with Susan as our teacher. She is truly gifted!

Julie Oct 10, 2016
Cello · In studio

Susan Miller is an exemplary teacher! I have known her for nearly 10 years. She taught my son private cello lessons for 4 years. He loved his personal lessons that were prepared just for him. Her passion and love for music and her students shines in all she does. I also worked with Susan when she taught my daughter's string orchestra in elementary school. She built a program from scratch that is still delighting young musicians today. I highly recommend Susan to all prospective students.

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Jill Oct 8, 2016
Cello · In home

My mother, Susan, was my first cello teacher. I started lessons at age 5 and continued studying with her until attending college at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. It was these early lessons and exposure to my mother's innovative teaching style that ignited my love of music and enabled me to pursue a career as a professional cellist and teacher~ I am grateful for the many doors cello has opened in my life. My mother started the string program in the town I grew up in and within just a few years, a quarter of the entire school was enrolled in the string orchestra! She is a maverick teacher, absolutely one of the best!

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