Susana - Teacher #1965

- Cello

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege
- Suzuki

- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching style and philosophy focuses on adjusting my teachings to the students needs. I like to provide my students with great technical foundations that allow them to acquire and develop musical skills and a comfortable understanding of the instrument. I teach a wide range of repertoire including:

classical music
score reading
major repertoire
Suzuki training
popular music
basic theory
Lessons for fun
preparing students for auditions and exams including the Royal Conservatory musical examinations.
I believe in and enjoy teaching all ages and all levels of musical training.

Musical Education

-University Of Montreal D.E.S.S in performance (2017)
-University of Ottawa Masters in Cello Performance, Canada (2015 – 2017)
-Western University Bachelor of Musical Arts, Canada (2010 – 2015)
-Catholic Central High School. Music – String Program, Canada (2007 – 2009)
-Juan N. Corpas University Foundation – Music Program: Cello (Ear training, sight singing, complementary piano, music history and literature and orchestra) Colombia (2003 – 2006)
Antonio Maria Valencia Conservatory – Music Program: Cello (Ear training, sight singing, rhythm, complementary piano and choir) Colombia (1997 – 2002)

Awards and Distinctions

-Scholarship University of Montreal (November 2017)
-Dean’s Honor List, Western University, Canada (April 2015)
-Global Opportunities Awards, Western University, Canada (February 2015)
Bruce and Helen Mills Instrument Awards in Music, Western University, Canada (October 2014)
-Second Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. String Ensemble, Canada: Quartet (2010)
-First Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. String Ensemble, Canada: Quintet (2009)
-Second Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. Cello Solo-competitive, Canada (2008)
-First Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. String Ensemble: Cello Ensemble, Canada (2008)
-Certificate of Achievement in Recognition of Musical Excellence and Contribution to the Catholic Central High School Music Program, Senior Orchestra, Canada (2008)
-Special Acknowledgement for the Contribution to the Juan N. Corpas University, Foundation Orchestra: Mozart
Requiem, Colombia (2006)

Special Skills and Training

-Orchestre de la Francophonie, Académie Orchestrale, Canada (Summer 2016, 2017, 2019) -Radio Canada TV Show, Canada (November 2018) -Concert for the Olympique Spéciaux Québec, Canada (Summer 2018) -Outreach Program Montreal, Canada (Spring 2018) -Corporal Expression –Dance, Theater, and Mimique, University of Montreal, Canada (2017 - 2018) -University of Montreal Orchestra, Canada (2017 – 2018) -Bathurst Chamber Music Festival, Canada (Summer 2016, 2017, 2018) -Scotia Festival of Music Young Artist Program, Canada (Summer 2016) -University of Ottawa Orchestra, Canada (2015 - 2017) -Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, Italy (Summer of 2015) -Western Symphony Orchestra, Canada (2010 - 2015) -Western Symphony Orchestra/Orchestra London Side-by-Side Concert Participant, Canada (2012) -London Youth Symphony, Canada (2007 - 2010) -London Youth Symphony/Orchestra London Side-by-Side Concert Participant, Canada (2009, 2010) -Forest City School for Talent Education: Cello Choir (Julia McGregor); String Ensemble (Lac-Hong Phi); String -Ensemble Master Class (Penderecki String Quartet), Canada (2007 - 2010) -National Music Camp of Canada (Principal Cello and Head of Cello Ensemble), Canada (2008) -Juan N. Corpas University Foundation Orchestra, Colombia (2005 - 2006)


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).