Teach Smart is a workshop designed for new teachers and those curious about teaching. Join us for an in depth look at how to set up your studio or join a community music school setting. Learn how to plan individual and group lessons, how to communicate with parents and teach your students to practice effectively. Get a healthy start in the world of teaching! All instruments welcome. No experience required. This workshop is the first in a year-long series on Pedagogy for Performers.
About Susan Reed
Susan Reed is a classical violinist, folk musician, singer and storyteller from the Boston area. Susan is a multi-instrumentalist who uses original songs and stories to work magic with families, on local and national stages. Her aim is to inspire a life-long love of music. Common to all of her performances is a trademark sense of humor and optimism, and her conviction that music has the power to broaden people’s understanding of the world around them.
Before launching her solo career, Susan was Director of Suzuki Studies at New England Conservatory of Music. She is well known in New England as the founder of the Ogontz Suzuki Institute in Lyman, NH- named one of the “Best Family Camps in US” by Parents Magazine. Susan’s formal training includes both a Bachelor and Master of Music Degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Susan performs her songs and stories with orchestras nationwide. Along with traditional narrations and live story notes for kids, Susan draws audiences into the rich world of classical music, connecting audience to ensemble, and strengthening musical communities. Susan Reed presents family music at its best, inspiring a new generation of classical musicians and listeners.
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