The Music Makers - Piano Studio

About Us:

piano_studioSusan McCormick has been teaching piano since 1964. Susan has a B.A. degree In Piano Performance and M.A. degree in Music History and Literature. She is an active member of the Long Beach Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California. She also taught music for Long Beach City College, Orange Coast College, California State University Long Beach, Torrance Adult School and is currently teaching music for the ABC Adult School in Cerritos, California. Susan's easy manner and teaching style puts her students at ease and makes learning fun and easy.

piano_computerSusan is involved in providing music for many community groups through her Ukulele and Guitar groups. The public performances and student recitals give students an opportunity to show what they have learned and to share their music with others.

Susan provides piano instruction on a grand piano as well as computer MIDI based programs. The use of the computer based programs allows the student to play, and provide a musical accompaniment. This helps the student develop better rhythm, counting and musical expression in their playing. The program can be set to several tempos to accommodate the developing student.

Studio Policy:

tudents are expected to arrive and be picked up on time for their lessons.

If a lesson needs to be cancelled, notice must be given 24 hours in advance so the time slot can be used for another student. Lack of advanced prior notice will result in a charge for the missed lesson.


Piano lessons are conducted in the Music Studio at her residence. Lessons are scheduled by contacting Susan at 714 826 9204 or email at

Private lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes based on the age and level of the student..


Piano recitals for students are held once a year, usually in June. Parents and friends are welcome. Each student will perform two pieces from memory and ensembles are encouraged. Other opportunities to perform are also available during the year through the Music Teachers Association of CaliforniaAwards and Certificates are awarded at the recitals to recognize the students progress during the year.

The annual Piano recital is scheduled for June 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM.