Susan Sophocleus

Piano Teacher

Susan Sophocleus

SAA Member


Minneapolis, MN

Susan Sophocleus is a Suzuki piano teacher and accompanist at MacPhail Center for Music. She coordinates MacPhail’s Suzuki group piano program for 350 students. Susan has a BM in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Indiana University and a Kodaly Masters Certificate from the U. of St. Thomas. Her Suzuki teacher trainers include Caroline Frasier, Dorris Koppelman, Fay Adams and Rita Hauck. She has studied piano with Emilio del Rosario, Joel Shapiro, Kathy Fericy and Susan Billmeyer; and piano pedagogy with Rebecca Shockley.

Susan has experience with teaching in a variety of settings. Previous work includes several years of teaching elementary class room music and middle school choir at City of Lakes Waldorf School. She came home to the Suzuki method after discovering it for her children.