"I am pleased to wholeheartedly recommend Suzy Clive!  She is a superb musician, a terrific teacher, and a wonderful human being. Her students' advancement and successful performances demonstrate meticulous and artistic training. They are fortunate to be able to study with a remarkable teacher!"

Dr. Del Parkinson, B.S.U. Piano Faculty


"Suzy Clive is a one-of-a-kind piano teacher.  She exudes professionalism from her qualifying degrees down to the organization of her studio.  Her students play with flawless technique and sensitive musicianship, and yet are well rounded musicians.  Students of Mrs. Clive study a rigorous technical regimen, focus on sightreading and theory as well as playing by ear and jazz chords, all while learning a balanced repertoire including the occasional "dessert" piece.  Mrs. Clive loves her students dearly and spends lengths of time planning the progression of each child.  She offers multiple incentive programs to motivate and challenge the students.  Her monthly group classes provide performance opportunities as well as a friendly social atmosphere.  Her students are regular winners of the local competitions.  On top of all this Mrs. Clive donates her time to provide much needed leadership in the local Music Teacher's Association.  Most importantly, Mrs. Clive understands how to push students to excel but yet keep them motivated and enjoying playing the piano.  She truly is a first class teacher."

Amy Weaver, B.M. piano performance, B.Y.U.

 

"I have had the amazing opportunity of observing Suzy teach many students of various ages.  As well, Suzy and I have talked at length about how to organize and run a piano studio.  The question, 'What is important in helping you to gain skill at the piano, and to love it and make it your own?' is what we ask, and we continually find new answers and new discoveries.  Suzy is a constant researcher.  She is always learning and applying deeper knowledge with her students.  She is a motivator.  She is interested in each student's success and growth, and finds ways to reach each one, and inspire each one.  The level of playing and musicianship of her students is the very highest quality.  Any young pianist would be lucky beyond belief to have Suzy's encouraging guidance."

 
Kimberly Marsden, M.M., piano performance, Wichita State University, teaching privately in Bountiful, Utah.