Susan Skougard

Susan S.

Menifee, CA

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Susan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2014

I have been performing since the age of three. At the age of seven, I began classical vocal lessons. When I was 13, I moved my vocal training at the local University becoming the youngest classical vocal student.

After years of participating in musical theatre productions, I landed a job in a guitar shop that lead to a big shift in my musical interests. I left my small town, the theatre and my classical background behind and began fronting both Country and Rock bands, even singing along side Juice Newton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Glen Campbell, Sugarland, and Trick Pony on stage at the Porterfield Country Music Festival in 2005, which has in years past drawn nationally known country music artists such as Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, and Loretta Lynn.

At age 19, I had an acoustic act which landed me a guest spot on 'The Tyra Banks Show.' I have been a featured performer at Chicago's House of Blues, as well as some of the most popular hotspots in Wrigleyville.

In most recent years, I have been behind the scenes as a vocal coach in Chicago, eventually moving to Southern CA.
I have four children, my youngest daughter has Down syndrome, and when I'm not singing, I'm an outspoken advocate for children with disabilities.


*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you are looking to learn to project, or how to make it through an entire show without blowing your voice--I'm your gal! Because I cater to all experience levels, I like to focus on individual goals of the student and build on those.

The biggest thing that I hope to give my students, is confidence. Whether or not music becomes a career for them, or just something to help get them through their day-- my goal is to show them that they can learn something new, they can accomplish things that they never thought they could do, they can sing for friends, join a band, play a challenging song, sing the high note they never thought they'd hit.


*** Studio Equipment ***
Simple PA set-up.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide everything. If there is a particular piece that you want to work on that I don't have, I ask that you provide that.

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Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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6 Reviews

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Genelle T. Jul 18, 2017
Singing · In home

She is an awesome instructor who takes the time to measure her students abilities then tailors instructions to help them grow.

Victoria G. Oct 23, 2014
Singing · Online

My daughter truly enjoyed her lessons with Susan.

Geri D. May 20, 2013
Singing ·

Suzie is extremely knowledgeable

Suzie is an amazing teacher! I am so impressed with her knowledge of music! In just the short time I've been taking voice lessons I can feel my voice getting stronger. She has taught me the correct way of breathing, projecting and standing. She's always giving me positive feedback, which is so helpful. I would recommend Suzie to anyone who is serious about taking voice lessons!

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Kiera R. May 9, 2013
Singing ·

Susan is an amazing teacher

I haven't had too many classes with Susan but already I feel more confident in my voice. She has taught me so much about the correct way to breathe and the way to keep the right tone while you sing. I thought that taking lessons with someone over skype wouldn't be very effective but I was totally wrong because Susan is so prepared and sends you warm ups and also instrumental music for the song you are going to work on before your lesson. She makes sure to give positive comments as well as critiques so you won't feel uncomfortable or feel like you're a bad singer. I am so happy that I picked Susan and I would recommend her to anyone!!

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Karen B. May 6, 2013
Singing ·

Suzie is an amazing teacher n

Suzie is just an incredible teacher. She has taught me how to breath correctly and be heard clearly. She has also sent vocal warm ups so I can practice at home and she builds up confidence by always giving positive comments. Going to lessons is always what I look forward to.

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Sonia R. May 2, 2013
Singing ·

Very detailed and organized

Suzie gives you several warm ups to do at the beginning of the lesson. She makes sure to there are no technical issues before the start of the session which I like. She sends the warm up files way in advance. She goes over breathing and posture and makes you feel like even though you are a beginner there is still a lot of potential in you.

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