No Stopping the Music!

What’s been happening since this pandemic started? Well, a lot! Thankfully, the music never stopped. We had Zoom recitals, YouTube recitals, the first and second annual international “Play Music on the Porch” events, a virtual multi-arts Prokofiev event, lots of Facetime / Zoom lessons, the Rising Stars Solo Competition, and plenty of “Rainbow candy” to keep everyone moving along. Now we look forward to our Spring Recital on April 16th, nearly two years to the day of our last in-person spring recital! As this time of year brings to mind new beginnings, and we seem to be graduating to an “endemic,” I gratefully look forward to the future and more music-making with these fantastic students!

Published by Susan Leavitt

Music has been a huge part of Susan's life, from her first "performance" at age four, plunking out the melody of a favorite hymn by ear in church, to now, entering her thirtieth year of teaching piano. She began taking formal lessons at age seven, and continued on, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance/pedagogy from Brigham Young University. She has been a member of numerous choirs, as a director, singer and accompanist (piano and organ), performing throughout the community, as well as serving musically in her church. She was the accompanist for award-winning choirs at Cherokee Trail High School in Denver area’s Cherry Creek School District from 2015-2019, performing in Chicago and New York City, and assisted in their preparation for singing at Carnegie Hall. Most recently she joined the Parker Chorale. Susan is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Colorado State Music Teachers Association, and Aurora Music Teachers Association, for which she currently serves as president. Several of her students have received regional recognition and awards. She loves teaching all aspects of the piano, as well as theory, music history, composition, and the joy of all kinds of music. One of her favorite activities is to take students to hear great piano performances. Besides music, her favorite things are spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, quilting, gardening, traveling, and daily walks with the family labrador retriever, Rocky.

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