Associate Instructor, Piano
MM University of Utah
BME Drake University
Sue Parsons teaches private piano lessons and the ensemble class for the Preparatory Division. During her years at the Preparatory Division, she also has taught musicianship classes and the adult Piano for Pleasure class.
Sue was the winner of the Drake Concerto Competition and a finalist in the University of Utah School of Music SummerArts Competition, where she won the opportunity to perform with the Bountiful Orchestra. Her students are consistent winners in the SummerArts Competition, solo and ensemble festivals, Utah State Piano Competition and Reflections competitions. Sue’s piano students have received numerous collegiate scholarship awards
She studied with David Albee, Kenneth Drake, Gladys Gladstone, Paul Pollei, Eugene Pridonoff and Solveig Madsen.
Teaching PhilosophyAs an educator I feel it is important to give students a solid foundation in the basics of piano study. I feel it is an important part of a student enjoying playing and appreciating music. At the same time, I feel studying any art can be a means to better understand themselves and the world around them. By teaching basic principles of life such as accountability, discipline, persistence, patience, and responsibility they become more confident in themselves and their abilities. I always ask more of my students than what they feel they are capable of and ask them to strive for excellence in their work.
- Piano - Private Lessons
- Ensemble Class