Overture Music Lessons

Meet the Teacher: Susan Petcher

 
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My love for music began almost three decades ago when my grandparents shipped their upright piano down to Texas and I began lessons with Mrs. Washington, my first piano teacher. Her passion and love for music were contagious, and as a child I was convinced she had the best job in the world. Now, many years later, after 28 years playing piano, 25 years playing flute, and over a decade as a private music teacher myself, I can tell you without reservation that I was right; it really is the best job in the world.

I believe that studying music develops much more than just musical ability. Music study develops confidence, discipline, organizational skills, and artistic expression. I also believe that learning should be engaging, motivating, and fun. I look forward to getting to know your family and working with your child to find their own musical passion.

 
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Teaching:

Susan attended TCU in Fort Worth Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Elementary Education in 2002 and completed over 40 hours of credits in music performance, theory, and education.

Susan's teaching experience includes 3 years as an instructor in standardized test preparation, 3 years as a certified elementary educator in Texas, 4 years as a certified elementary educator in Missouri, and over a decade of experience as a private music instructor and academic tutor.

Flute:

Susan studied flute under the world-class flute instructor Claire Johnson in the late 90's and later studied at TCU under Karen Adrian of the Fort Worth Symphony and Helen Blackburn of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.

Susan performed with the TCU Wind Ensemble as a flutist and solo piccoloist, with the TCU Marching Band as a flutist, and with the TCU Symphony Orchestra as principal flutist.

Piano:

Beginning piano lessons at the age of 8, Susan has played for almost three decades. She continued her piano studies informally at TCU, home of PianoTexas, with a focus on Baroque and Classical studies.