- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I mainly teach and/or coach contemporary singing, including pop, soul, jazz, RnB, funk, rock and gospel, from beginners to advanced level. My lessons also include stage performance techniques, vocal physiology and confidence building skills. I am also a highly experienced songwriter, and frequently tutor and/or assist in developing songwriting skills.
I also provide tuition in essay writing and proof reading services, from Secondary to Post Graduate level. In regards to qualification-specifics, I am most experienced in teaching Further Education, including BTEC Music, HND Music and BA (Honours) Performance Industries.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £30 an hour for dissertation and essay related tuition.
- Where do you teach?
I teach either online, or from my home in Marchmont.
- When are you available?
I am currently available for most weekday afternoons and evenings.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer sessions online - please enquire if this would be your preferred method of tuition so we can discuss it. I also correspond with my students through email regarding any problems they may be facing since our last session, and offer tips and advice on any questions they may have.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Having successfully completing 3 degrees, I have firsthand experience in what it takes to produce outstanding dissertations up to Masters level. I received my MMus in Popular Music Performance with Distinction from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), London, in 2019, after completing my PGCE in Secondary Education Music at Middlesex University (2013) and my First class BA Honours in Popular Music at Napier University, Edinburgh (2007).
After my years in London, I returned to my hometown of Edinburgh, and am the Vocal Tutor, as well as the Lead Tutor and BA Supervisor at the Academy of Music and Sound, Edinburgh, alongside my private tuition. I was also the BA Course Coordinator there for 4 years (2014-2017), where I really honed my skills at assisting, guiding and managing students in terma of their studies both academically and on a pastoral basis.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Napier University - Maureen McMullan; Tech Music School - Annabel Williams, Kim Chandler, Iain McKenzie, David Combes, Will Lester, Simon Colam, Femi Temowo; Middlesex University - Dominique Jones; ICMP - David Combes; Privately - Dr Gillyanne Kayes, Kim Chandler.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musician's Union (MU) and the British Voice Association (BVA).
• MMus in Popular Music Performance
• BA (Honours) Popular Music - 1st class degree
• PGCE Secondary Education
• Musician's Union member
Being a complete novice to singing when starting my lessons with Susanna, I had no idea what to expect and was also very nervous of what she might think.
Very quickly, she was able to put me at ease, and also identify both strengths and weaknesses
Susanna makes lessons both interesting and fun. Because of her enthusiasm and effective teaching methods, I have been able to progress quickly and really enjoy and look forward to my lessons.
Susanna taught Megan, my 11yr old daughter, singing for a series of lessons. Megan really enjoyed the lessons and found Susanna's approach to be very easy and friendly. She finds out what areas the child is aiming for and works towards that as well as providing a good base structure of fundamental rules that help a person to sing correctly and to the best of their ability. We intend to have some more lessons at a later date.
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