She delivers her musings with a warm and kind voice, skilled musicianship, and genuine appreciation for the world around her.
Susan Reed is a contemporary violinist, vocalist, storyteller, recording artist, author and educator from the Boston area. From classical to fiddle, gypsy to jazz, Susan interprets the world through sound. Susan combines her musical artistry with storytelling, crafting original shows that celebrate our humanity. She is equally adept in collaboration, adding her lyrical line to the musical mix of the moment.
Susan has a BM and MM in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music. She teaches nationally and internationally, and also trains new teachers in her workshop, Teach Smart.
Susan's palette of strings expands to include guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. Susan has composed and recorded many award-winning CDs as well as books with Barefoot Books and Villegas Editores. She has been recognized and honored by Parents' Choice, Mom's Choice, Creative Child Magazine, Tillywig, and NAPPA.
Susan's daughters are also musicians and perform together in their family string band, Tatu Mianzi, playing musical styles that circle the globe. The band also hosts style and improvisation workshops to young string players interested in exploring beyond the classical tradition.
Susan's current passion is America's music, jazz. Susan performs with several bands in the Boston area, including her own jazz combo, bringing jazz shows to communities through vocals and violin. Common to her performances is her trademark warmth and wit, and her conviction that music has the power to broaden people's understanding of the world around them.
For more information about Susan Reed, please visit: https://susanreed.com.