Independent teaching
  • I have taught private piano lessons and group classes to students ages 3-85. I have also offered family music classes for children ages 6 weeks - 15 years, including additional classes for families affected by autism, learning English as a second language, and in Title One schools. 
Doctor of Musical arts 
​piano performance

​​Professional Experience

Master of music 
​piano performance


Bachelor of Music
​Piano performance
Furman university

I offer weekly private lessons for students ages 4-94 of all abilities.

What I Offer

​​Little Sparks Musikgarten classes offer families a chance to sing, play, and learn together in a rich musical environment.

Greenville, South Carolina
  • I taught private lessons and group classes to students ages 5-17. 
The music academy of north carolina
piano instructor
  • I taught private and group lessons to students of all ages, interests, abilities, and backgrounds.  
  • I won the "Mary Elizabeth King Brown Teaching Excellence" award for 2007-2007
Gate city musikgarten
Early childhood music instructor
  • I taught four levels of classes, including Family Music for Babies (newborn - 15 months), Family Music for Toddlers (15 months-3 years), Cycle of Seasons Music Classes (ages 3-5), and Music Makers Around the World (ages 5-8). 
  • My team won the "Exemplary Musikgarten Program" award over several consecutive years for our courses in music and movement.

Contact me

As a music teacher, it is my belief that all students have a natural capacity for music, and through my teaching I hope to offer the opportunity to discover and explore their innate potential as musicians.  By using a variety of teaching methods tailored to meet the needs of each individual student, I am able to provide quality music instruction in a positive and supportive environment by carefully and thoughtfully considering the needs and interests of each individual student.   My students range in age from infants in my family music classes to retired adults. Some pursue lessons for their own personal enrichment, while others have gone on to successfully pursue a career in music. I find great joy in working with such a range of student interests and abilities, and I look forward to forming relationships with new families as I settle into the Lincoln Park community.


The Music Studio of Susannah Steele, located in Chicago, Illinois, offers private piano lessons for all ages and group music classes for young families.

Steele Music Studio