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Susan Traylor grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota, studying piano privately for 12 years with Mrs. H.C. Hennemen. She competed several times in the MMTA State Music Contest, winning three times to perform in the, what was formerly referred to as 10-Piano Concert, at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis. (Today the concert has grown to 20 pianos and is held at the convention center.) Mrs. Traylor initially attended the College of St. Benedict on an academic scholarship, majoring in music. She eventually obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1984 from Arizona State University, where she studied piano under Stephen DeGroote, winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition in 1977.
Mrs. Traylor has been teaching private piano lessons to children and adults for 31 years. Although her roots and passion are firmly planted in classical music, her musical tastes are diverse. She actively works with her husband, a singer and songwriter of R&B/Jazz music, helping him with recording, producing and performing.
Mrs. Traylor strives to make the learning process enjoyable, such that the goal of piano mastery does not overshadow the journey in getting there. If the student has a particular interest in a song, be it classical or contemporary, religious, Broadway music or jazz, she will attempt to incorporate that into the lesson, too. To enhance the student's piano lesson experience further, Mrs. Traylor offers to her students opportunities to participate in PMTA music events such as Piano Ensemble, Saturday Recitals, Music at the Mall, Arizona State Music Teachers Association's Arizona Study Program (ASP) and other performing events.
If you are a beginning through early advanced student of piano, over the age of 5, looking for a piano teacher who teaches lessons in the traditional one-on-one style, but with a twist of current technology offerings (online software learning tools, digital keyboard workstation and recording) and a dash of current music performance events, call Susan Traylor and schedule an introductory lesson.