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Susanne O In HomeHome
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Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk, Showtunes, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova

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Susanne O In Home
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk, Showtunes, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

MA University Of Augsburg, Music Education

Awards:

2004-                                  Germany Tours (twice a year) with Sing Your Soul and The Ortner-Roberts Duo: The Augsburg Synagogue, City Hall in Gersthofen, The Albert-Einstein Hall in Ulm, Bobingen Singold Hall, City Hall in Stadtbergen, Cultural Center in the Wolfgang-Eychmüller-Haus, Ulm,

 

2012                                    Jewish Music Festival Pittsburgh with The Ortner-Roberts Duo and friends (with Vince Giordano, NYC on bass sax, tuba, double bass, and Roger Humphries, Pgh, on drums)

 

 

2011                             Co-author and subject of the book Living The Dream – Für die Musik nach Amerika: Die Klarinettistin Susanne Ortner-Roberts im Gespräch mit Helge Fuhst by Helge Fuhst, Wißner Verlag Augsburg

2013                             Co-composer and solo performer for the play "Our Class" by Tadeusz Slobodzianek (Pittsburgh Irish And Classical Theatre).  

Overview:

I love people. I love music. I delight in delving into the riches of different musical cultures and expressions, and to pass on what I know.  I have performed all over Germany, in Switzerland, Israel, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, NYC, and Canada, both as a soloist and as a member of the German Klezmer Quartet “Sing Your Soul“, of the Ortner-Roberts Duo with pianist Tom Roberts, and the klezmer duo Klez&Morim with Bulgarian accordionist Vladimir Mollov. I also collaborate with US jazz musicians such as guitarist John Marcinizyn (Pittsburgh), trumpeter Charlie Caranicas (NYC), drummer Tom Elrick, drummer Roger Humphries (Pittsburgh), as well as multi-instrumentalist Vince Giordano (NYC).   I am a serious researcher of Eastern European music, and offer Klezmer Workshops. Besides master classes and lectures at the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University, I instructed the klezmer band at the Agency for Jewish Learning, was the interim director of the Carpathian Ensemble at The University of Pittsburgh, and have been coaching the CMU/Hillel klezmer band. I currently holds an adjunct teaching position at Washington & Jefferson College. I have arranged and composed music for many theatrical productions including “Mazel” by Amy Hartman (Jewish Theatre Pittsburgh), and “Our Class” by Tadeusz Slobodzianek (Pittsburgh Irish And Classical Theatre).  I appear  on several CDs, including “A Trip To America” and “Hot World Chamber Music” (Ortner-Roberts Duo), “A Tribute to Teenie Harris” (Manchester Craftsmen’s Guilde), “Khosn Kale Mazl-Tov” (Sing Your Soul), and have done book and film projects.   I am also the subject of the recent book “Living the Dream” – Für die Musik nach Amerika” (Wissner Verlag Augsburg, 2011), written by German Television journalist Helge Fuhst.

EXPERIENCE

I have over 20 years of teaching experience. The age range has varied from 8 to 88! I teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students in intense private lessons, using traditional and non-traditional methods.   The focus can be Jazz, Classical, Klezmer and other World musics.   I love to figure out how someone learns, how he responds to music, what methods are the most appropriate. It is a beautiful experience for me as well as for the student to connect to your inner voice, and to be able to express it and love it!   In the lessons I like to create a musical vocabulary which then will be used in context. I work with written music, but also by ear. Music is all about communication. I love to train my students in the joy of listening, imitating, creating. 

METHODS USED

I have over 20 years of teaching experience. The age range has varied from 8 to 88! I teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students in intense private lessons, using traditional and non-traditional methods.   The focus can be Jazz, Classical, Klezmer and other World musics.   For beginning students I use trhe Avram Galper methods, but also include ear training, and little songs early on. For adult students, I try to figure out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level.  

LESSON STYLE

 I love to figure out how someone learns, how he responds to music, what methods are the most appropriate. It is a beautiful experience for me as well as for the student to connect to your inner voice, and to be able to express it and love it!   In the lessons I like to create a musical vocabulary which then will be used in context. I work with written music, but also by ear. Music is all about communication. I love to train my students in the joy of listening, imitating, creating. 

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