All ages, all levels welcome
University trained instructor with extensive performance, recording and teaching experience.
Choose from a variety of styles: classical, jazz, fiddle, tango, World Music and more.
Music Theory and Ear Training.
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music program www.abrsm.org available for more serious students.
Traditional and modern music methods.
Fun play along accompaniments in CD or mp3 formats.
Sue Lewis Bio
Sue Lewis, seasoned musician and experienced teacher, earned a music degree from PSU in 2006. She plays violin, viola, cello and piano in a variety of ensembles—musical theater orchestras, Satin Strings Quartet, Cedro Willie folk band, Laura Mims country band, the Vancouver Symphony and Mango Nights jazz band.
Sue is the arranger and violinist of the highly acclaimed jazz album 'Reason to Live'
14yo student, Selea Frost, performing with Mango Nights.
"I endeavor to provide a fun, non intimidating environment for students while motivating them to achieve their highest potential" - Sue Lewis
Beginning students learn several simple songs that teach great tone and rhythm using classical, folk, blues, rock, ragtime, bluegrass. Students learn concepts such as syncopation, rhythm, note reading, articulations, dynamics, asymmetrical time meters and and more. Each book comes with a CD with piano accompaniment which makes practicing at home enjoyable.
Students are gradually introduced to scales, arpeggios, music theory, ear training and sight reading. All this works together to produce "the complete musician". The complete musician is a person who has excellent rhythm, pitch, note reading skills and creativity, a person who can enjoy and appreciate music in it's various forms over a lifetime whether it be for personal enjoyment or as a career.