Sue Field's Music Studio

June 10th  2021

Current rates, 2021 - 2022

45 Minutes - $65  (Intermittent lessons $80) 

60 Minutes $80 (intermittent lessons $100) 

75 Minutes $100

Monthly tuition is paid at the first lesson of the month or before. 

Just a reminder that June is my last month of teaching before the summer break. Lessons conclude for the summer at the end of Thursday, June 24th. 

Best Wishes to Amelia and Ariane taking RCM practical exams (remotely) this month.

Fully vaccinated students and masked students under 12 are back to lessons in the studio. Students under 12 will wear a mask until their vaccine is approved and available. 



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.  

2021/2022 CALENDAR

Sunday, June 13th Studio recitals in the afternoon at 1.30, 3pm and 4.30. Arrive 5 minutes before your recital and wait outside. There will be limited assigned seating in the Studio. 

Studio closes for Summer break after lessons ,Thursday, June 24th. 

June 25th - September 6th Studio closed

Tuesday, September 7th  - Studio reopens for the 2021/2022 School Year. 
Thanksgiving, Thursday November 25th. No lessons Tuesday to Thursday, November 23rd-25th. 

The Studio will close for Winter Break after lessons on Thursday, December 9th 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 11th 2022. 

The 40 Piece Challenge, originally created by Elissa Milne

All students have made the 40 Piece Challenge for the 2020-2021 School Year, Prizes awarded at the recitals. 

Royal Conservatory of Music  Exam results

Regional Gold Medals 2020

Emmy Donnelly, Grade 4 piano
Minou Ono, Grade 1 voice

Spring  2021 Online Exams

Amelia Jeffs, Grade 5 theory (100%)
Isabelle Simon, Grade 8 theory

December 2020 remote exam results

Isabelle Simon, Grade 6 piano

First Class Honors
Natalia Chong, Grade 1 piano
Minou Ono, Grade 4 piano

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

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

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

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

First Class Honors
Emmy Donnelly, Grade 2 piano
Michael Simon, Grade 9 piano


Many congratulations to Emmy and Minou on their 2020 RCM regional gold medals at Grade 4 piano and Grade 1 voice respectively. 

to Amelia, Distinction (100%)  on Grade 5 theory and to Isabelle, Distinction at Grade 8 theory.

Congratulations to all 8th grade and younger students for completing the 40 Piece Challenge for 2020/2021 and kudos to the group winners: Nella, Nathan, Collins and Brandon. Prizes awarded at the recital 

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
Megnha Shrivastava graduated High School in 2015 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.
Michael Simon graduated Sequoia High School in June 2020 with an International Baccalaureate. He took RCM Grade 10 piano in July '20 and received an excellent First Class Honors result. He is now attending UCLA. 
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. She is now Dr.Trivedi.
Tej Tummala graduated Carlmont High School in June 2021 as Valedictorian. Having taken piano lessons with Sue since he was 5 years old he will attend Brown University for a pre-med undergraduate degree and writes that he will continue to play, compose and arrange music. 
Carina Whaley (singer)  who graduated HS in 2011 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 2013 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.