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A Joyful Voice Anthem, Arizona
Contact Details
Name:   Susan Pound
Phone:   602-505-1022
Email:   susan@ajoyfulvoice.com
Website:   Click here to go to my website
Facebook:   Click here to go to my Facebook page
Twitter:   Click here to go to my Twitter page
Last Update:    2013-01-01 22:50:46
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Available to Residents Located in New River, Anthem, Tramonto, Desert Hills & N. PHX (north of happy valley)

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Piano Lessons In Your Home or In Susan's Piano Studio! Children & Adults Welcome!

Lessons are Available to Arizona Residents Living in North Phoenix, Anthem, New River, Desert Hills.

Teaching Philosophy:

Music is a celebration of life. Through the years as a musician, life has taught me to enjoy each day for the blessings it has to offer. Teaching others how to appreciate life’s great blessings and to express that gratitude in music is my life’s work and passion. The world over, people may be created slightly different physically, but the human heart remains constant. Love, Joy, Peace, and Understanding are the principles that transcend geography and culture, and unite us as a global community. It is a pleasure to bring that message to my students.

Teaching Method:

1. The student is assessed and instructed at a level that’s consistent with previous musical experience. Graded theory and activity books prepare the student for progressively difficult repertoire.

2. A kinesthetic, “hands-on” approach is preferred to verbal, lecture-style instruction. One learns by doing— not only by hearing.

3. The student-teacher relationship should be positive and encouraging so that the student is actively involved in the learning process, and feels free to ask questions.

Susan Pound's Biography:

Susan Pound is a devoted vocalist, pianist, songwriter, and teacher. A native of San Antonio, Texas, she began her music career at the age of 10, taking on the full-time position as piano accompanist for her church. During her eight-year tenure as the church pianist, Susan gained critical performance skills that she continues to build upon today.

As an educator, Susan is effective in passing on her skills to students. She is able to explain difficult concepts in a manner easy to understand. Susan's joyful and enthusiastic personality has a positive effect on her students, putting them at ease and giving them a desire to learn. The student-teacher relationship is positive and encouraging so that the student is actively involved in the learning process and feels free to ask questions.

Susan's talents as a musician are a result of her experience performing for many churches, weddings, graduations, conferences, etc. Susan is familiar with many styles of music which include Traditional and Contemporary Christian, Classical, Gospel, Pop, Country, New Age, etc.

Susan's original compositions are truly unique. Unassuming and organic, her music flows from her devotion to and active relationship with the Living God, Jesus Christ. Her inspiration, along with formal training in composition and piano performance, fills her music with both innocence and maturity.

Susan currently lives in Anthem, AZ with her husband and her six cats. In her spare time, Susan loves knitting, Songwriting & playing with her family of cats.

Testimonials:

Melody Olson; Client for 3 years in Anthem, AZ (Review written on October 19, 2011) “Susan is sooo wonderful! She is a patient and kind teacher. She teaches 3 of my kids; my 2 girls love it and she even makes piano bearable for my youngest (who doesn't want lessons at all). They have really grown in the time she has taught them. They all 3 sound wonderful and I really enjoy listening to them play, thanks to Susan. She has a very kind heart, which is obvious when you meet her and her skills are unbeatable.”

Maria Lennon; Fellow Choir member in Anthem, AZ (Review written on March 23, 2011) "Susan Pound, the accompanist for our church choir for several years, is a dynamic and talented musician who brings a sense of professionalism to all she does. As our pianist/organist, we can always count on Susan to be prepared and ready to play any type of music - some pieces being quite difficult and challenging. I, personally, have also been quite impressed with Susan's ability as a song writer and vocalist. The music she writes is stunningly beautiful and when she sings, the church gets quiet and the congregation is visibly moved. Whatever Susan does musically, she does well and I would recommend her for any position: teacher, vocalist, songwriter, performer, accompanist, etc."

Kip Fox; Worship & Arts Director at Cross of Christ Lutheran in Anthem, AZ (2006 to present) “Susan Pound has been working for me for the past 6 years on a weekly basis. In all that time, she has never missed a day, has always been on time and is always prepared. It’s remarkable, the amount of commitment she has shown to us as an accompanist. I would recommend Susan for any position, as I know she has a very caring and patient attitude, and is a very good teacher!”

For Rates & More Information, Please Visit WWW.AJOYFULVOICE.COM or Contact Susan at 602-505-1022

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Testimonials
 
Name:  Darlene Pope-Turner; New River, Arizona
Title:  Piano Lessons with Susan
Testimonial:  The Mother: “My daughter, Desiree, just loves her lessons with Susan and is progressing wonderfully. Desiree is so excited to be reading music and always says her lessons are ‘great!’. Desiree has a true passion for the piano and she plans to play the piano ‘for the rest of my life!’.” I am so glad we found Susan.”

 
Name:  Dr. Erica Weirich; Los Altos Hills, California
Title:  Piano Lessons with Susan
Testimonial:  The Mother: “Susan has a profound understanding of the learning process and is an amazing musician. She is patient and kind, and combines all of these qualities to provide a fun and effective learning experience. She balances theory and practice in her lessons, and tunes in to the student’s strengths and interests.” The Student—8 years old: “Susan is very nice and patient. There is a lot of homework but if I can’t do it all she doesn’t get mad, she helps me. I wouldn’t want any other piano teacher.” written in 2005

 
Name:  Maria Lennon; Anthem, Arizona
Title:  Susan's Musicianship
Testimonial:  "Susan Pound, the accompanist for our church choir for several years, is a dynamic and talented musician who brings a sense of professionalism to all she does. As our pianist/organist, we can always count on Susan to be prepared and ready to play any type of music - some pieces being quite difficult and challenging. I, personally, have also been quite impressed with Susan's ability as a song writer and vocalist. The music she writes is stunningly beautiful and when she sings, the church gets quiet and the congregation is visibly moved. Whatever Susan does musically, she does well and I would recommend her for any position: teacher, vocalist, songwriter, performer, accompanist, etc." written in 2011

 
Name:  Charlie Littrell; Phoenix, Arizona
Title:  Piano Lessons with Susan
Testimonial:  “As an adult piano student, I appreciate Susan’s willingness to be flexible with my lessons. It has been difficult for me to find time to practice, but Susan tailored my lessons accordingly. She also took into account my learning style which made coming to lessons fun and learning new pieces very accessible. She clearly has a love for music which comes through in her teaching.”

 
Name:  Christian Shim; Anthem, Arizona
Title:  Piano Lessons with Susan
Testimonial:  “Our son Noah has been a student of Susan for the past 2 years. We love Susan and her teaching method. She is so patient and encouraging, while implementing her voice of authority when needed. Noah has progressed so much more under Susan's supervision than he ever did with campus-based lessons from school. Noah loves and respects Susan a lot and we believe she has earned this love and attention with her age-appropriate teaching skills and positive attitude. Noah gets motivated because he sees improvement with his piano skills and the beautiful songs that he is learning. We are very happy with Susan and we highly recommend her to a new student.” written in 2010

 
Name:  Melody Olson; Anthem, Arizona
Title:  Piano Lessons With Susan
Testimonial:  “Susan teaches my 7 year old son piano. She comes to my home once a week for the lessons. This is very convenient for homeschoolers as you can continue doing school work with other children in the comfort of your own home, while one child is doing his/her piano lesson. My son is taking piano against his will (moms are so mean :), and can be less than enthusiastic when it's time to start, but Susan has always been very patient with him and tries to get him." written in 2009 “Susan is sooo wonderful! She is a patient and kind teacher. She teaches 3 of my kids; my 2 girls love it and she even makes piano bearable for my youngest (who doesn't want lessons at all). They have really grown in the time she has taught them. They all 3 sound wonderful and I really enjoy listening to them play, thanks to Susan. She has a very kind heart, which is obvious when you meet her and her skills are unbeatable.” written in 2011


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