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ABOUT SUSAN MOCARSKI

Susan Mocarski has been teaching strings and piano since 1982. She has a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Illinois, a fellowship from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Boston University.  

Susan strives to create a warm, supportive environment for learning where her students can learn in the way that suits them best. 

Susan is the author of Three Weeks in Vienna, A Singer's Account of the Premier of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and Crowd Control, Classroom Management for Band, Orchestra, and Chorus Teachers. She and her husband, Tim, are also singer-songwriters and perform as Wattle & Daub. They are currently in the studio working on their third album. 

 

Violin

Viola

Piano

Cello

Guitar

Ukulele

Traditional and Virtual Music Lessons

Individualized for Each Student

Philosophy, Lesson Policies, and Pricing

Philosophy and Mission

     * To nurture the artistic spirit in each student.

     * To foster a lifelong love of music and learning.

     * To help each student achieve their highest musical potential.

     * To inspire joy while learning.

     * To encourage creative critical thinking skills.


Your Tuition Includes

     * An individualized plan for each student’s course of study.

     * A lesson time reserved each week for each student.

     * Development and copying of teaching materials.

     * Teacher’s training and experience.

     * At-home practice and video support when requested.

 

Benefits of Music Education

     * Improves mental processing skills 

     * Development of discipline and patience in learning

     * Boosts self esteem

     * Encourages creativity 

     * Improves reading comprehension

     * Improves counting and math skills

     * Improves language learning skills

     * Music is fun!

 

Lesson Scheduling and Tuition

In-Person lessons available in my studio again! If students are not yet vaccinated, masks are a must.

Online lessons are also available via FaceTime or Zoom. 

 
FALL 2021 PRIVATE LESSON OPTIONS
August 23 - December 15
(No lessons Sept 6, 7, 8)

A. 30-minute lessons 

  $450/semester or $90 per month - Tuition due the 1st of August, September, October, November, and December. 

    

B. 45-minute lessons

  $675/semester or $135 per month - Tuition due the 1st of ugust, September, October, November, and December.

C. 60-minute lessons

   $900/semester or $180 per month - Tuition due the 1st of ugust, September, October, November, and December.

General Lesson Policies:

     * Tuition may be paid by cash, check, Zelle, Paypal (susancsals@aol.com), 

              or Venmo (@Susan-Mocarski)

  

     * If I must miss a lesson, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.

Contact Susan if you would like to start in the middle of a semester - tuition will be prorated.

NEW STUDENTS!
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Grayslake Music Education

Consistent practice is the key to success. Rare is the child who will practice without being reminded. In order to make the most of the investment in music, parents need to be willing to encourage their children to practice daily. 

Music education is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Research shows the lifelong benefits are many. I'm passionate about what I do and a strong believer that, as Dr. Shinichi Suzuki said,

   “Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance.

They get a beautiful heart.”

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