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Susan McDowell

Susan McDowell


Tel: (502) 873-5228

About Me

I have been teaching for over 40 years throughout the United States. I was a judge for the National Guild of Piano Teachers for 25 years. I enjoy giving workshops to music teacher’s groups on Motivating Students in a studio through projects. I incorporate many activities within the studio to keep the students engaged in learning. The studio does a Christmas Ensemble Recital where the parents participate with their student, sonata festival, fall festival and spring music club federation festival. There is also a Spring recital which affords the opportunity for students to perform solos and duets in a more formal setting. Awards for the year are presented at that time.

Education & Background

Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Kentucky University
Post graduate work in Organ performance at the University of Kentucky; Post graduate work in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Illinois with Dr. William Heiles and Dr. James Lyke; Private study with Dimitri Toufexis, Concert Artist in Residence at Moravian College


What I Teach

Standard Classics as well as contemporary composers and ensemble literature


Ages/Skill Levels Taught
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Adult


My Associations
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Kentucky Music Teachers Association
  • Greater Louisville Music Teachers Association
  • American College of Musicians
  • National Federation of Music Clubs
  • National Guild of Piano Teachers