Susan Kirchhausen

Viola, Violin, Piano

Susan Kirchhausen grew up in Baltimore, MD and began studying piano and violin as a youngster, making the switch to viola in the 7th grade.  A veteran of All-Eastern, State, County and regional youth orchestras, Susan studied with  members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and spent summers at various music festivals including Brevard Music Center, Grand Teton, and the Eastern Music Festival.  A graduate of Florida State University (Music Performance - Viola), she went on to earn her Master's in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Susan has been a private music teacher in Central Massachusetts since 1996.  Susan's students span the region from as far as Acton, Auburn, Barre, Brookfield, Charlton, Groton, Holden, Hopkinton, Petersham, Shrewsbury and Sterling, and encompass grade school children to adults.  While her primary focus is the interconnection of one-on-one lessons, she also has extensive chamber music coaching experience and has conducted adult and youth orchestras.  In addition to her busy teaching schedule, Susan maintains an active performance schedule as a freelance violist throughout New England and beyond. 

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