Skype Cello, Viola, Violin Tutor> Susanna Sonnenberg

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Cello, Violin, Viola

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Pittsburgh , USA

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$45.00 U.S.

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(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima

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Susanna has been teaching private lessons for over 20 years and is currently available to teach weekly lessons online and in her home in Pittsburgh, PA. Susanna Sonnenberg has helped students improve their playing abilities on violin, viola, and cello, to successfully audition for youth orchestras, competitions, college auditions and ASTA or PMEA events, provides traditional classical training on violin, viola, and cello and shares her passion for music. Susanna works with students aged 6 through adults, working with beginners through advanced students on violin and viola, beginners on cello. I recommend weekly lessons for all of my students and I can provide information on purchasing or renting an instrument if needed. I offer 30 minute lessons for $25, 45 minute lessons for $35 and 60 minute lessons for $45 dollars.

Susanna received her training at State University of New York in 1991 where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music and from University of Denver in 2000 where she received a Masters in Music. She has studied with Sol Grietzer, Karen Dreyfus and Basil Vendryes. In addition, she received her Music Education Certification in 1995 from Carnegie Mellon University. As an expert in her field, Susanna looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Susanna teaching style is positive, patient and constructive, focused on the individual student's needs, and enjoyable. Susanna will work at your pace.

Strings Teacher - Violin, Viola and Cello Oct 2015 - Present
Music Studio of Susanna S.
• Provides violin , viola and cello instruction to multiple students per week aged 6 to adult. Teaches all levels from beginners to advanced.
• Operates privately owned teaching studio, travels to student homes and offers online lessons.
• Provides lessons, performance classes and recitals for students.
• Independent contractor with TakeLessons

Elementary Assistant Principal Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
WIlson County Schools
• Serve as Assistant Principal for two K-5 Title 1 Elementary Schools. Testing Coordinator for both schools. Serve as Bus Coordinator and Field Trip transportation coordinator for both schools. Serve as LEA for IEP and 504 meetings and Chair of Intervention team at both schools.
• In charge of Discipline, Read 3D Data Walls, involved in interview process for school staff. Involved in grade level PLC meetings,
• Recently completed the Future Ready Leadership program through NCPAPA and CCRESA.
• Involved in mentoring and evaluating teachers, Member of Community in Schools team at Vick Elementary, involved in K-5 Common Core Curriculum

Orchestra and Strings Teacher Aug 2007 - Jun 2012
Pitt County Schools
• Planned, directed, promoted, and led orchestra performances and concerts
• Taught keyboard, world drumming and guitar to general music classes
• Directed and taught middle and high school students in all orchestra stringed instruments
• Co-Founded and directed the North Pitt Attendance Area Middle School String Orchestra in 2008-2010
• Served as Exploratory Department Chair, on the School Improvement Team, as a Mentor Teacher and a First Responder.

Orchestra and Strings Teacher Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
New Hope Solebury School District
• Directed and taught middle and high school orchestra classes and elementary school string lessons.
• Coordinated and met with music parent support groups to assure open communications and organized events for musical groups.
• Coached and prepared students to audition and participate in the County, District, Regional and All State orchestras.
• Registered and competed in local orchestra competitions with the middle and high school orchestras.
• Managed and supervised High School Music department trips out of state.

Music Studio of Susanna Sonnenberg Sep 1995 - Oct 2004
Self Employed
• Operated privately owned teaching studio.
• Provided lessons, performance classes and recitals for students.
• Managed all aspects of the teaching studio.

Orchestra and Strings Teacher Aug 2001 - Sep 2004
Pottsgrove School District
• Directed and taught middle and high school orchestra classes and elementary school string lessons.
• Coordinated and met with music parent support groups to assure open communications and organized events for musical groups.
• Coached and prepared students to audition and participate in the County, District, Regional and All State orchestras.
• Registered and competed in local orchestra competitions with the middle and high school orchestras.
• Managed and supervised High School Music department trips out of state.

Orchestra and Strings Teacher Aug 1995 - Jun 1998
Atlanta Public Schools
• Created and directed elementary string programs in five elementary.
• Provided small group and large group instruction for 3-5 grade students on string instruments.
• Conducted after school orchestra for students.
• Wrote and developed standards of Music Education as member of the Standards Writing team for Music.
• Instructed violin and viola lessons at the Summer Arts Camp.

Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BFA, State University of New York at Purchase, Viola Performance; MM, University of Denver Lamont School of Music, Viola Performance; MSA, East Carolina University, Educational Leadership; K-12 Music Education Certification, Carnegie Mellon University, Music Education
Awards:
2010-2012: North Carolina Principal Fellow, Class 17
1998-2000: Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Denver Lamont School of Music
1995: Sword of Honor, Sigma Alpha Iota
1993-1995: Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Carnegie Mellon University
1991: Graduated Cum Laude from State University of New York at Purchase

I spend time with my family. I have a 12 year old daughter who is learning the oboe. I have been married for over 18 years and we have 6 cats in our home.

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: No Availability
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