B.Music Theatre, Grade 7 Guild keyboard
My formal qualification is a Bachelor of Music Theatre with my professional work involving working as a vocalist, musical director, vocal coach and accompanist. I undertake professional development regularly through various workshops.
I am a seasoned performer and have had varied roles in the performing arts.
My teaching experience includes contemporary singing, keyboard, piano and recorder in both private and group settings. Styles covered are contemporary, music theatre and jazz.
My students have successfully undergone exams through AMEB and the Australian Guild of Music Studies, as well as performances in local and interstate Eisteddfods.
I teach the AMEB Piano for Leisure syllabus, AMEB Singing for Leisure and AMEB Music Theatre syllabus and have been teaching for over 15 years.
Students and their parents often comment on my teaching work ethic, of working professionally while putting students at ease in the lesson. I get along with students and communicate well. I am also well organised and self-motivated, punctual, reliable and present well.
Susie is a highly regarded vocal professional who teaches with clarity of instruction and high expectation of student outcomes. Susie has the ability to recognise the individual talent and aspects of each voice and adapt her teaching accordingly. I unreservedly recommend her vocal teaching.
J McQuarrie – Head of Music, Shelford Girls Grammar
Susie is a quadruple threat. She sings, accompanies, acts, dances, choreographs, directs and all with such engaging enthusiasm that her students can’t wait for the next lesson. Our Senior Acapella Singers, under the direction of Susie McCann, have consistently moved through to the grand finals of the National A Cappella Awards run by AUSACA. She is a highly capable, dynamic teacher.
G Mason, Head of Junior Music, Shelford Girl’s Grammar
I had the pleasure to have Susie as a teacher for many years and I can honestly say that her influence on me as a teacher has helped define the musician that I am today. Susie was always full of support and guidance and helped me through many challenges as a young music student and her teaching helped me mature into a confident and self expressive performer. My time with Susie is something that is ever so clearly reflected within my growth and journey as a young music student.
Paige – ex student
Over the years, Susie has taught all 4 of my children. She is an extremely talented musician who brings a wonderful combination of passion, professionalism and fun to her lessons. Susie has a warm and natural style and is seems to effortlessly tailor each lesson to the specific goals and needs of the student. She is also extremely organized and effective in supporting students with exam preparation, and importantly to ensure their confidence and love of music grows in the process.
Janie – parent
Susie’s guidance, knowledge of several singing styles and aspects of performance along with her ongoing support, has shaped me into a confident versatile performer and greatly contributed to my success in the music and performance industry.
Maddie – ex student
These details were last updated on July 17, 2018