Sue Field's Music Studio

September 16th 2020

Current rates

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. 

Lessons are continuing in a remote format at present. 

Congratulations to High School Senior Michael who graduated  from Sequioa High School in early June. Michael will be attending UCLA in the Fall.  Michael received First Class Honors on RCM Grade 10 piano taken in July 2020. 


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. Carla is starting to tune pianos again, with distancing. Please give her a call at the number above to book your tuning. 


November 26th - Thanksgiving, Studio closed.

Thursday, December 17th -  Last day of lessons before Winter break. 

Tuesday, January  5th 2021 - Studio reopens. 

The 40 Piece Challenge, originally created by Elissa Milne

Congratulations to all my pianists from K to 8th grade for completing the Challenge during the 2019/2020 school year. 

Kudos to the group winners: 

Group 1, Nathan
Group 2, Collins
Group 3, Shaan

Royal Conservatory of Music  Exam results

June/July 2020 remote exam results


Brandon Lin, Grade 3 piano
Emmy Donnelly, Grade 5 theory
Valeriia Saitova, Grade 1 piano

First Class Honors
Michael Simon, Grade 10 piano

December 2019 results

Emmy Donnelly, Grade 4 piano

First Class Honors
Brandon Lin, Grade 2 piano
Minou Ono, Grade 1 voice
Minou Ono, Grade 5 theory

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


to Michael for an excellent First Class Honors at Grade 10 piano

to Brandon, Emmy and Val on their RCM distinctions in the remote exams. 

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.

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.