Susan Bennett Bakshi
Suzuki Piano, Music Theory
M.M., Indiana University School of Music (theory, piano); B.M., Westminster College (piano performance with violin minor). Academic papers on required reading list for Doctoral Pedagogy class and Contemporary Analysis course at Indiana University. Studied piano with Tong Il Han, David Bar-Illan, Alton Jones and Rosi Grundschlag. Suzuki training with Haruko Kataoka, Ray Landers, Bruce Anderson and numerous others. Co-president of Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association; co-founder of Piano Pals Workshops; director of Columbus Pro-Musica Suzuki Program 1986-89 (Columbus, IN). Teaching experience: home studio since 1975; Stewart Montessori School (general music) 1985-89; Academy of Children’s Music, Ft. Washington, PA (1989-93). Accompanist for Ithaca College Suzuki Summer Institute since 1992, GPSA programs, Philadelphia area recitals, numerous productions. Conservatory faculty since 1992.