Susan now offering virtual lessons during COVID-19

Covid-Safe Piano and Harp lessons Virtually and In-Person

Virtual piano lesson with Sandra

Virtual piano lesson with Scott

In-person piano lesson with Adriana and Clara











In-person lessons are conducted in masks, sanitized instruments and social distancing.

Virtual lessons with What’s App, Facetime or Zoom

Brasstown Concert Association Concert at John Campbell Folk School

Susan Ottzen Jazz Harp Trio performing September 20 at 2pm at the John Campbell Folk School










The Susan Ottzen Jazz Harp Trio recorded an album of jazz standards in June 2019 to promote our work, we had a CD release party/concert at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta in October with great success and performed again at Waller’s Coffee Shop in January 2020 with a packed house. Hank Sieglson, director of the Emory Jazz Alliance said about our CD, “I listened to your new CD and its damn awesome. I liked it so much I put it on my computer.”

Susan Ottzen Jazz Harp Trio at Waller’s Coffee Shop, January 18th, 5-7 pm

Here’s what one of our fans had to say about our trio.

Thank you – and Don – so much for traveling to Clemson yesterday to play your program of great jazz tunes. It was thoroughly wonderful. The audience was extremely appreciative. I can’t tell you how many people have stopped me yesterday and today to thank us for arranging the concert. People mentioned not only the great playing but also the way you and Don personalized each piece with your commentary. It all made for a wonderful Sunday afternoon.  – Jamie Dean

Introducing Music Games During Lessons

I’m now offering computer music games during lessons, using the website This is a great way for students to learn music concepts, note reading, rhythm, and pitch. The games are available from Primer to Advanced with catchy, kid-friendly visuals.

A teenage student of mine learned how to read the bass clef notes in two weeks with these games.

If you’d like to visit the website to try a trial game go to: