Square 1 Music Studio's Endorsements

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As the owner and instructor of Square 1 Music Studio, I am constantly networking with other teachers in search of excellence.

Below you will find a list of several teachers that I have come to know and respect, and would like to endorse as teachers of EXCELLENCE.

I would like to endorse Susan Ticknor as a music teacher in the Winchester, VA, area. I have been thrilled to work with her and benefit from her experiences. She is a wonderful addition to the local area teachers, and I look forward to what the future holds with Susan here.

Below you will find a biography of her experiences:

Susan Ticknor and her husband, Art, moved back east from Hood River, OR to Winchester in the lovely Shenandoah Valley in the summer of 2017. She has maintained a private piano studio since 1990. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively with honors in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. She has served on the faculty of the Eastman Conservatory of Music, Community Education Division in Rochester, NY, as well as Duquesne University's City Music Center in Pittsburgh, and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Raised as a competitive pianist in Northern , VA; Wilmington, DE; and Central, NY, she has received numerous awards and scholarships for her musical and academic excellence. She has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist. She has served as organist/choir director in full and part time positions. From 2016-2017 she was a Recipient of the Nellie Tholen Grant through Portland Piano International to continue advanced study with master teacher Tatiana Ioudenitch. Other mentor teachers include Frances Clark, Louise Goss, Vivian Harvey Slater, Phyllis Lehrer, David Brown, and Gail Cooney. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Virginia State Music Teacher's Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, American Guild of Organists, and National Guild of Piano Teachers.

Professionally, her greatest love is creating and nurturing student pianists into joyful, confident, artistic mature musicians and young people.

Susan Ticknor's contact information: 607-316-5546, e-mail: ticknor5@rocketmail.com

(Be sure to let her know you found her information here, on the Square 1 Music Studio's Website)

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I would like to endorse Sharon Vold as a music teacher in the North Winchester/Stephenson, VA, area. I have been thrilled to work with her and mentor with her. She is a teacher of rarity and excellence.

Sharon received her music degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. and continued further study with the highly acclaimed Dr. J. Earl Lee.  She is an outstanding piano teacher. Her students participate in Studio Recitals, Guild Auditions and Junior Federation Festivals. Her students earn high marks and grades in both Festival and Guild. She brings a remarkable level of musicianship into her student's playing.  She is professional in teaching and inspires her students to the best of their potential. She is a gifted pianist, teacher, and church musician. Her warm personality endears her to students and fellow teachers. She is a member of the National Piano Teacher's Guild, National Federation of Music Clubs, American College of Musicians, Music Teachers' National Association, National Guild Piano Judge, National Guild of Piano Teachers, American College of Musicians.
 
Sharon Vold's contact information: 701-260-1625, e-mail: svoldmusicstudio@gmail.com

(Be sure to let her know you found her information here, on the Square 1 Music Studio's Website)
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