Sue Field's Music Studio

October 10th 2019 

Current rates, effective Summer 2019

45 Minutes - $65  (irregular lessons $80) 

60 Minutes $80

75 Minutes $100

As always tuition is paid at the first lesson of the month or before for the month ahead, generally 4 lessons. 

My piano tuner is Carla Wray (650) 391-8721, 

Please note that she is extremely busy and requires as much notice as possible for tunings. After the initial tuning I recommend that you be put on her regular schedule for tunings every 6 months. 


Fall Studio Recital - the probable date is the early pm of Saturday, November 23rd. 

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November November 28th. Studio Closed

Last day of lessons before Winter Break - Thursday, December 19th

The Studio will be closed after lessons on December 19th through January 6th. 

Lessons resume Tuesday, Janaury 7th 2020. 

The 40 Piece Challenge, originally created by Elissa Milne

The new Challenge for 2019-2020 began May 2019 and is for pianists in grade K - 8th only. High School students are exempt. 

Congratulations to those pianists who have made the challenge for the 2018-'19  school year.  Prizes have been  awarded to: 
Group 1 Collins 
Group 2 Natalia
Group 3 Emmy
Group 4 Christine

for winning their groups. 

Royal Conservatory of Music  Exam results

May 2019 results

Christine Chang, Grade 5 theory

First Class Honors 
Minou Ono, Grade 3 piano
Ari Rosales, Grade 7 voice
Ariane Shah, Grade 2 piano
Isabelle Simon, Grade 4 piano

Christine Chang, Grade 5 piano

December 2018 results
Emmy Donnelly, Grade 3 piano
Isabelle Simon, Grade 3 piano
Isabelle Simon, Grade 6 theory
Michael Simon, Grade 9 history

First Class Honors
Helen Brockett, Grade 2 piano

Results from May 2018
Alexander Chan, Grade 6 theory
Minou Ono, Grade 2 piano
Michael Simon, Grade 8 theory
Tej Tummala, Grade 7 theory

First Class Honors
Emmy Donnelly, Grade 2 piano
Maya Schwartz, Grade 4 voice
Michael Simon, Grade 9 piano
Deiana Vinluan, Grade 6 voice


Congratulations to Isabelle for receiving RCM's 2018/19 Center Award of Excellence (Mountain View) for the highest mark at the center for her Grade 3 piano exam December '18. 

Studio Facebook Page - Sue Field's Music Studio
I have a facebook page for the studio and post articles, pertinent to learning and of musical interest. Search for Sue Field's Music Studio on facebook and it will come up - the link, seems unreliable.

San Francisco Symphony I do encourage you to browse through the SF Symphony booklet, (in the studio) for the array of concerts. We are also fortunate to have a variety of local concerts, at Stanford University and  from the local symphonies, Peninsula Symphony and  Symphony Silicon Valley. At the Century cinema in Redwood City you can watch live opera performances from the Met, on Saturday mornings. 

Studio alumni news

Congratulations to Monica Chanda (singer and pianist) who  graduated from Woodside HS, May '15  and is attending Purdue University for Engineering. 

Jasmine Davidson, (singer and pianist)  graduated Carlmont  HS US in 2016.  
Jason Espana graduated  Woodside HS in '15 and is attending San Francisco State University, studying computer science.
Megnha Shrivastava also graduated High School in '15 and is attending Cornell University, Her brother, Shiven also attends  Cornell. The Shrivastava Family left Redwood City for North Carolina several years ago. 

Matt Jenkins (pianist) graduated from Sequoia HS, in June 2014 and is now at Brown University. He is in training for football (Matt played on the varisty HS team, from his freshman year) and still finds time to play the piano.
Aditi Trivedi, my longtime student from the San Diego studio begins medical school at UC Davis, August 2015,  having graduated from UCSB in 2014, Many congratulations to her. I'm especially proud that she minored in music at UCSB and is singing and recording currently. 
Carina Whaley (singer)  who graduated HS in '11 is heading to Dublin for a semester abroad and will then return to Purdue in January for a final semester before graduating in May '15.   Congratulations to Carina on her recent graduation! 
Erica Whaley (singer) graduated HS in '13 and now attends Miami University in Ohio. She is a mechanical engineering major with a minor in economics. Congratulations to Erica on her graduation, May 2017. 

Directions to the Studio
Please note my studio is located behind my house and is a completely separate building - pass by wrought iron gate to the left of the garage and walk behind the house. 
I am approximately midway between the 280 and 101.On 280 exit Edgewood Road if coming south from San Francisco and if coming north, from San Jose exit on Farm Hill Road. From 101 exit Whipple in both directions. There is plenty of street parking. 
Public Transport
I am only one mile away from Redwood City Caltrain and the Bus Depot at Sequoia Station. 

Dexter: 9.9.07- 3.28.15, Rest in Peace.