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The Many Talents of Susan
4 octaves, pure voice, I can sing in ANY style (covers, enchanting/mellow, standards, folk/Americana, twangy country, rock, jazz, blues). When I perform, I usually mix it up pretty well. Over 800 songs in my repertoire!! (Big Song List) and Listen to Cover Songs.
My vocal repertoire is VAST -- Over 900 songs, including Classic Standards and Jazz from the 20's, 30's and 40's, to popular music of the 50's and 60's, Americana, traditional and eclectic folk/pop from the 60's and 70's, some 80's ballads, Jazz, a little New Wave, finger-pick and 12 bar Blues, Classic Rock, Classic Country, Christmas music, love songs, Wedding standards and, Victorian Music and, of course, my own Original Compositions. I offer an eclectic selection of music, and I'm always learning new songs.
My CD, Cosmic Summer Sojourn
My very artistic and thematic project, COSMIC SUMMER SOJOURN, is my debut CD. The music has been hailed as "timeless", "beautiful", "serenely enchanting", "soothing and sensual", "magical", "mesmerizing" and "haunting". I combined music from the 1890's with some originals inspired by Eastern philosophy, interlaced with the natural sounds of summer from my backyard, to take you on relaxing and blissful aural daytrip through a summer day. I plan to record a few more CDs in the coming year (maybe...). For now, you can hear a few songs on the New CD to Come Page.
Voted Woman to Watch in the Arts by Wilma Magazine, October 2012!
Breaking Banisters, a 2015 independent film made here in Wilmington, used All This and Heaven Too and Twas A Day When She Was Happy.
The Last Full Measure of Devotion, an original compostion created for and featured in a DOCUMENTARY about agricultural preservation in Adams County, Pennsylvania. (My song Gliding Along Lightly which you can hear on this site was also featured in that documentary.) I recorded a song for a local Wilmington filmmaker in February 2012.
Cosmic Summer Sojourn, was awarded Finalist (third prize), and Honorable Mention for Gliding Along Lightly from the Songwriter's Association of Washington 2009 International Songwriting Contest. My songs were chosen from among 700 different artists entries.
I am a seasoned, professional Solo, Acoustic Singer and Instrumentalist. I play GUITAR, UKULELE, HARMONICA/BLUES HARP, PIANO, and I whistle, too.) I PERFORM MOST GENRES OF MUSIC.
With over 30 years of experience as a wedding musician! Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception or Rehearsal Dinner, traditional and/or contemporary music, vocals and/or instrumentals (guitar or ukulele). I will help to make your special day PERFECT and memorable! Check my Wedding Song List, and my client feedback on Fan Mail.
LESSONS: PIANO, GUITAR, UKULELE, VOCAL COACHING
I offer personal instruction for ALL AGES and LEVELS (never to early or late to start!). Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, and vocal/performance coaching. Everyone learns differently, so, I teach everyone differently in a way that is encouraging, engaging and especially designed for each student. Contact me directly for pricing and info.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC - HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS
FEATURING HAPPY LITTLE SINGERS, a creative, developmental, FUN/PLAY TIME early childhood music and movement program for ages 6 months to 6 years. Music, dancing and guided movement, chanting, instrument play. Also offering up to four hours of children's music for your festival or event.
That's right, I have delivered MANY singing telegrams -- birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say I LOVE YOU. I'm always happy to deliver a singing message to someone special!
MUSIC FOR ELDERS
Another specialty, and I truly enjoy performing for residents at Assisted and Independent Living Facilities/Retirement Communities. (Assisted Living Song List), including Alzheimer's/Memory Care Units.
MUSIC FOR HEALING AND TRANSITION - THERAPEUTIC MUSIC
I am a Certified Music Practioner, playing in-the-moment therapeutic music bedside at hospice and assisted living/personal care facilities.
A unique specialty. All programs are historical and educational, including music. Victorian Era Parlor Music (1830-1915), The History of Christmas Carols, Modern American Music from 1910-1930, and Changing Society: Antebellum Music from 1840 - 1860.