Voice

Susan Dworkin

My Story

Originally from Montreal, for the past 25 years, Susan Dworkin has called Wolfville, Nova Scotia, her home. A music educator in her 30th year of teaching, Susan is also a classically trained soprano, voice and piano instructor and director. Susan was a member and soprano soloist of Ensemble Atlantica, a contemporary/classical music ensemble based in Montreal, Quebec. She founded and directed Short-Order-Opera Society (1997-2003) an opera workshop program dedicated to the advancements of vocal arts. She also founded and directed the Wolfville Community Chorus, from 2001-2018. Susan was vocal instructor at Acadia University and for the Annapolis Valley Regional school Board (Adult Continuing Education). She is a member of the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teacher’s Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing. In addition to teaching, Susan has formidable experience as a concert artist and has performed in many solo recitals, operas, ensembles and concerts. She was choses as semi-finalist for Concours Jeunesse Musicale, held in Montreal in 2000, and the New York Young Artist’s Competition in 2002, where she had the privilege of singing at Carnegie Hall in New York. 

About My Course

There are many reasons to study music. Here are just a few! Music improves and stimulates: Memory, Grades, Concentration, Creativity, Well-Being, Ambition, Mental Health, Discipline, Reading Skills, Coordination and Quality of Life.

 

Susan instructs her students to develop a solid foundation in musicianship skills and technique. Students learn rudiments, (scales, chords, harmony) music notation, (A-B-C), solfege (Do-Re-Mi), rhythm and rhythm skills. Voice students: Through the implementation of appropriate exercises, vocal students are introduced to breathing exercises, technical studies and repertoire for healthy vocal production, increased range, strength of tone and endurance. Piano students: Students will learn to read music notation and play hands together at the piano and enjoy a wide variety of styles. They will develop healthy technical habits to last a lifetime of playing.