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Susan G.
Falls Church, Virginia
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Susan G.
Falls Church, Virginia
I've been teaching piano for over 25 years and have taught students from 4 to 70. I try to show each student how to analyze the music to find patterns that make learning notes and rhythms easier. I also emphasize strategies for practicing that make learning new material a quicker and more efficient process.
About Susan G.

I was a piano major at UNI and received a B.A. in English with a minor in music. I taught music for several years in Iowa and Pennsylvania. I have an M.A. in Reading, which has been invaluable in analyzing learning styles and teaching to each student's strengths. I have been teaching piano for over twenty five years and I'm also active in church music. *** Lesson Details *** I focus on learning the foundations of music as well as the technical skills needed to play piano. I gear the instruction towards finding patterns that make a piece more than a collection of notes and, thus, easier to learn. I've used various curriculum: Alfred, Bastien, Faber, etc. and try to supplement materials with music that is appealing to the individual student. I am very flexible with scheduling and try to make each lesson as stress-free and interesting as possible. In a few months a student should be able to read music and play simple melodies and chords. *** Specialties *** I teach classical as well as pop, providing a broad foundation that allows the student to play any style of music.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1971

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B.A.-Music and English, M.A.-Reading

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Piano
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Mrs. Gause is excellent. She is warm, kind and runs a full lesson. We appreciate her deep level of theory background as a basis for her lessons. She also encourages personal interest and is flexible with music selection. We highly recommend her.

Posted Dec 31, 2020
Student's home

My mom and my aunt got taught by Mrs.Gause. My sister and I also did she is great!

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Susan is great with kids and obviously very experienced.

Posted Sep 12, 2018
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Music Teacher, Church Organist and Choir Director
Sep 1972 - Present
Knox High School and Jessup Elementary
Taught choral and general music to grades 3-12. Have been a church organist and choir director from the age of 13 to the present.
B.A.-Music and English, M.A.-Reading
Sep 1967 - Jan 1979
U.N.I., G.W.U.
English
Native Proficiency
Music Teachers National Association
Apr 2000
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.

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
siron st
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$33
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$57
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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