Susanna Downes: Piano Tuition


Tuition dates for October 2022 will be published soon. For more information about music tuition for 22/23 please email su-arts@bath.ac.uk.

Susanna loves to inspire students to enjoy playing the piano. Whether you want to develop your repertoire, study for an exam, learn how to read music, play by chords, improve your ear, accompany a singer or follow a lead sheet, the lessons will be tailored to suit you. 

Susanna studied piano performance and attained her ALCM and LGSMD diplomas between 1997 and 2000. 

She took on a full-time piano teaching business in 2001 and worked at St Augustine’s College in Trowbridge for over 20 years, before focusing her teaching in Bathford and the surrounding areas. She held the post of Director of Music at St Michael’s church in Bath from 2014-2020.   

Having worked as a professional musician playing cocktail piano, weddings, session music, recording, conducting choirs, and playing with many different musicians and ensembles at gigs and concerts, Susanna has broad experience which helps her approach teaching from many different angles. 

She teaches a wide variety of musical styles including classical, light jazz, pop, and vocal accompaniment. She has many years experience in church music, and specialises in training the skills needed to lead contemporary worship from the piano. Susanna would love to share in your musical journey if you choose to study with her.