About the Instructor

           Suzanne Winegar Clive



New England Conservatory of Music
Master of Music, Piano Performance, 1995

Primary Teacher - Patricia Zander (Zander was student of Nadia Boulanger, Leonard Sure, and was coach, accompanist and recording partner for Yo-Yo Ma, among others)

University of Utah
Honors Degree of Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, 1993

Primary Teacher - Gladys Gladstone (Gladstone was student of Artur Schnabel)

Additional Studies

Irene Peery-Fox at Brigham Young University (Peery-Fox was student of Leon Fleischer)

Pre-university studies with Patricia Chen and Bernard and Carolyn Shaak, Denver 

Teaching Experience

Private Piano Teacher 1986-

Students have taken home top prizes from local, state, national and international competitions, and have been invited to perform in a variety of venues including Carnegie Hall and at the National finals of the MTNA Competition. The studio has varied as our family has changed. Teaching began in High School as an apprentice to a Master Teacher.

Director of Classical Piano at Fresco Arts Academy, 2014

Director of Piano Department 
Mankato Suzuki School of Music, Mankato, MN

Helped run school, oversaw hiring of piano teachers, led teacher training, taught group and private lessons (traditional method with a Suzuki influence), connected advanced piano students with accompanying opportunities and chamber partners, prepared newsletter for all parents in the school (many other instruments were taught there as well), accompanied at various recitals, etc.

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, 1994-1995

Taught private lessons to advanced undergraduate students, group lessons in piano lab setting to music majors majoring in other instruments


Adjudicator - Frequently asked to judge a variety of competitions and festivals, including State MTNA Competitions

Published article for American Music Teacher, 2013 (national magazine of MTNA)

Professional Affiliations

  • Past President and Secretary of the Treasure Valley Music Teacher's Association (TVMTA)
  • Member of the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA)
  • Member of the Idaho Music Teacher's Association (IMTA)
  • Member of the Idaho Suzuki Association (ISA)
  • Member of the Boise Tuesday Musicale (affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs)

Performance Experience Highlights

Performed in Master Classes with David Burge, Mona Golabek, Seymour Bernstein

Temple Square Concert Series, Assembly Hall: Solo Recital, S.L.C., UT

Gina Bachauer Festival Solosit

Soloist at dedication of Gladys Gladstone Recital Hall, S.L.C., UT

Semi-Private Performance for conductor Maurice Abravanel at invitation of teacher, Gladys Gladstone

Winner of Concerto Competition and Featured Soloist with University of Utah Philharmonic Orchestra

Collaborated with notable musicians including Vanessa Ballam, Joann Ottley, Marta Johns, Suzanne Hansen, Morris Rosenzweig, and others