Susan has taught music in the public schools (K-12) including band, choir, and general music, in addition to private lessons in piano, flute, voice, saxophone, oboe as well as other band instruments. She has been a music director for several musicals, and played keyboard and flute for many pit orchestras. Susan has also led church choirs, been a musical director for contemporary church services, and accompanied many groups.
Susan has been on stage as a singer/performer in more than 35 musicals and operas. She has sung and played in numerous rock/variety bands and has worked with young kids as well as seniors in lessons and as a director of singing/performing groups.
B.A. in Music Education
Many years of experience teaching music and lessons
Competent in piano/keyboards, flute and voice
Experience Private Lesson Teacher (August 1973-Current) Independent Teacher | Fargo, ND Private lessons in piano, voice, flute, saxophone, oboe Musical Leader for musicals (March 2007-May 2009) Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre | Fargo, ND Taught songs to cast members, accompanied rehearsals, arranged music Sales Clerk, Schmitt Music Store | Fargo, ND (September 2006-August 2008) Sold musical equipment, instruments, sheet music, guitars, helped with methods, repaired simple pad issues Director of Contemporary Music at Churches (August 2002-January 2005) Good News Lutheran Church, Peach Lutheran Church | Fargo, ND Picked the songs for worship, taught the worship team the songs, sang and played keyboard/piano Elementary Music Teacher | Mapleton Elementary, Mapleton, ND (September 1984-May 1988) Taught elementary music and lessons in piano Band/Choir Director, Music Teacher | Chaffee Public School, Chaffee, ND (September 1980-May 1984) Taught band, choir, private and group lessons, general music and elementary music
Education Concordia College | Moorhead, MN B.A. in Music Education (1979) Public school music as well as performance
Certifications B.A. in Music from Concordia College, MN North Dakota Teaching Certificates
Found all the musical groups for Lobster/Lefse festival in Fargo, ND in 2011. Set up, ran sound, tore down for each group. Benefit for Rape and Abuse and YWCA.