Susan Skye Burns

Susan Skye B.

Ames, IA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
For beginners, I will help you understand the basics and find your voice, and begin to sing different styles of music.
For intermediate students, I will teach you more advanced concepts and identify and hone problem areas.
For advanced students, we will work on fine-tuning both your voice and your repertoire to make you as well-rounded and flexible a singer as possible.

About Susan Skye B.

I started singing when I heard the musical "Cats" at age 8. I decided I wanted to sing like those people, and that's exactly what I did: I sang my little heart out until I had a great voice.
At age 11, I was asked to play the bassoon in the school band, which also required piano lessons. This was my first formal introduction to music, and I learned quickly, becoming something of a prodigy at the bassoon and very competent at the piano.
I took a break from these in high school to study voice, and went on to perform in the Show Choir - the best of the varsity choral students.
I picked up both piano and bassoon again, as well as voice and drums, in college, making 2nd chair State in bassoon in just one year (after an 8-year hiatus).
Life sent me another direction and I never formally finished my music degree.
I fell into teaching after a friend introduced me to another teaching platform, through which I gave my first vocal lesson 6 years ago.
I discovered I have a knack for breaking down and explaining difficult concepts, and I love sharing the knowledge and experience I've learned along the way.
The rest is history... I have been teaching ever since, and I plan not to ever stop.
I am also planning to create a video channel for my students this summer, where I will demonstrate my teaching methods (a mixture of traditional, Suzuki, and things I've come up with myself) and break down difficult-to-grasp concepts that the majority of students often struggle with.
I believe anyone can learn any instrument if they are willing to dedicate themselves, and if they have the proper support from teachers, family, and sometimes even friends.
I will do my best to provide you with the support you need to learn piano or voice, and work with your needs so that you can be the best musician possible.
Teaching is a relationship, and I look forward to creating one with you!


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Posted Oct 28, 2020


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