Background, professional training and performance history
Suzanne Griffin and teaches a variety of styles of piano and vocal technique including blues, rock, jazz and light classical. Music has been a huge part of Suzanne’s life ever since she took her first piano lesson at age seven. “I fell in love with making beautiful sounds and have continued playing music throughout my life. It is a constant form of expression that you can go to no matter what life brings.”
Suzanne completed the Waldorf Teacher's Training Program, specializing in music here in Eugene and has run a music program at The Little French School for many years. At Mills College, she studied the Orff-Schulwerk music method, which promotes joy, fun and experimentation. Suzanne has also taught a series of basic skills classes at the Community Music Center in Portland. Several years ago while living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Suzanne created a music program that primarily used song and movement, to teach ESL at a local school called.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
"I want to share the joy of music with the Eugene community in whatever way I can. Each person is an individual learner and it is my job as an instructor to help inspire each student to feel comfortable enough to create music in a safe and fun environment. It would be an honor to be able to help anyone explore and have fun with music!"
Instruments & classes taught
Suzanne teaches piano and voice