Half hour lessons, either once or twice a week, for beginners who learn how to read and play notes and rhythms. Students graduate to a weekly full hour lesson and learn scales/technique, theory, sight-reading and ear training. Participation in an annual recital in spring is required. Classical training also embraces contemporary and holiday music. Overall style serious but gentle.
For music students of all instruments. The fundamentals through advanced study of harmony, counterpoint and analysis. Advanced Placement (AP) preparation and tutoring.
Private composition lessons are open to anyone who has a strong interest in exploring the creative. Students must be highly motivated and able to persevere independently. All genres are acceptable.
ThereHaving the right beat, sound, and mix makes all the difference with a record. Dr. Susan Hurley has some of the most talented engineers and beat producers around, allowing us to cfreate entire tracks from the ground up. To us, it is about getting the ideas down and shaping them with sound. Whether mixing down a slow track or creating a floor shaking beat, our studio is the perfect place to bring your musical ideas to life.
"My son studied piano with Dr. Hurley for ten years. The videos I took show the progress over the years. I couldn't be more pleased that music is still a vibrant part of his life."“
"My teenage son started piano relatively late . . . . learned how to read music and is building a classical repertoire after just 6 months! He can't believe how quickly he has learned to play piano and most importantly, he loves it."“
"Dr. Hurley has been a wonderful piano teacher for my two children. They have been studying with her for about a year and have learned so much! Her ability to handle their different learning styles with grace and calmness puts them at ease and we look forward to many more years with her."“
". . . I was a composition student of yours at Interlochen. You were a great inspiration to me at that time and since. . . . I can't thank you enough for all you did for me both professionally and personally."“
"It's difficult to imagine a more skilled, gentle and patient teacher than Dr. Hurley, who's taught piano to both of my daughters for many years."“
"The precision and accuracy with which Dr. Hurley conducts her lessons is absolutely outstanding. She makes every lesson interesting and I learn something new every time I go."“
"I owe you my entire career . . . and my musical path. I am most grateful for your perseverance as a teacher."“
-Armando Bayolo, PhD
". . . for both our daughters, Susan has encouraged a love of music, while expertly guiding them. We so appreciate the foundation she has set . . ."“