Suzie Dotson

Suzie D.

Woodbridge, VA
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About

Suzie passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Suzie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
January 1997

*** Specialties ***
I teach many styles and tailor lessons to each student.

Experience

Piano Instructor
Jan 1997 - Present
Suzie, Piano Studio

I have taught piano lessons for over 15 years.

Education

MBA
Jan 1990 - Dec 1995
Strayer University
BS in Music Education
Sep 1980 - Dec 1984
Indiana University of PA

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Education Degree
Dec 1984
Indiana University of PA

I have a concentration in Piano and have studied Violin and Clarinet.

Awards

PA Governor's School for the Arts (PGSA)
May 1980
Bucknell University, PA

Affiliations

National Association for Music Edcuation
Jun 2015

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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20 Reviews

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Lily Aug 7, 2017
Piano · In studio

The instructor is very professional and friendly. My daughter learns how to read music and play piano quickly. Only two 30-minutes lessons, she can play her music well. I am very pleased.

Adele Jun 12, 2017
Piano · In home

Very pleasant and seem to be very focus on her students actually learning. This is our third piano teacher and I feel like the third time may a be charm ....,,and a keeper!

Corbyn and Cayden P. Jun 5, 2017
Piano · In studio

Suzie was very pleasant. Both of my children really enjoyed her! We are looking forward to continuing our lessons with her.

DeRay M. Feb 6, 2017
Piano · In studio

Great teacher! My son truly enjoys his lessons.

Lee Sep 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

As a senior adult I took my first lesson in over 30 years. I'm still a beginner at piano, but no time like the present to pick up where I left off. We went over what I'm working on and I played a little for her. Suzie asked questions to determine my level of understanding. She then helped me with two of the beginner songs I'm working on.

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Ava J. May 24, 2016
Piano · In studio

Ava had a great time. She said Suzie made her laugh.
Her Dad (my son) warned if she didn't catch on right away that she wouln't like it. He saw (heard) when she came home singing.
Thanks!

Lisa Dec 30, 2015
Piano · In studio

Suzie is a wonderful piano teacher. She is very patient and teaches a variety of music that our daughter enjoys and looks forward to learning. Suzie also provides constructive and positive feedback during each session so that our daughter can continue to be motivated to learn/progress even more.

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Miguel T. Dec 22, 2015
Piano · In studio

Could' be more pleased

Cayden B. Nov 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

Suzie is a great teacher, my son loved his first lesson and can't wait to go back for another

Alex Y. Nov 21, 2015
Piano · In studio

It was a good experience for my 7-year boy. He showed interest, remembered what he learned, and continued to practice.

Eliza C. Oct 21, 2015
Piano · In studio

Very nice my daughter lover her.

Mateo Oct 19, 2015
Piano · In studio

My son loves taking lessons with Suzie, she's kid and adult friendly!

Sriram Sep 6, 2015
Piano · In studio

Mrs Suzie. is one of the best piano teachers in the VA. She has been teaching my daughter for about 6 years and my son for about 3 years. My kids look forward to going for the class every week. They are lucky to get such a talented teacher. I would highly recommend every parent who wants their kids to learn Piano to contact Mrs Suzie.

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Alicia Aug 6, 2015
Piano · In studio

My son has taken lessons with Ms. Dotson for the past two years and he has learned much in that time. She is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher who is very good with all of her students. We had several recitals and all of the students were very impressive. My son was only four years old when he started and she warned me that he may not be ready to learn yet. Fortunately my son was able to listen and concentrate. He is a fast learner and he really bloomed under Ms. Dotson. I would highly recommend Ms. Dotson to other parents.

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Alaina S. Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In home

Suzie is a good teacher for older students. She had trouble keep the attention of my young first timer. I think that I would have been in the best interest of my child and Suzie if the first lesson was a short 10 minutes. Suzie seemed a little stressed after the lesson. We were asked to find a different teacher that would be a better fit for both student and teacher.

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Alaina S. Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In home

Suzie was very knowledgeable about playing the piano.

Emma S. Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In home

Suze was very knowledgeable about the piano

Brody P. Jul 17, 2015
Piano · In studio

Miss Suzie has been amazing! My son is engaged in practicing every day and really seems to enjoy the humor injected into the little songs he is learning while becoming acquainted with music theory, reading music etc. It has been a wonderful experience so far. I wish I could rate it higher!

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Ashly C. May 11, 2015
Piano · In studio

Ashly has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Suzie. She's a wonderful teacher.

Ted L. Apr 29, 2015
Piano · In home

Suzie is a talented and creative instructor. She is also very understanding when it comes to schedule changes and learning expectations. Suzie is very patient and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend her as a piano tutor.

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