Susan Norsworthy - Music Teacher - Truro
Cello - Violin - Theory
Contact: 01872 264803
(telephone contact preferred)
"Susan is a vastly experienced musician and teacher whom I regard highly. She has a thoughtful and sensitive approach with pupils of all ages, standards and abilities. Her teaching methods are rigorous but always tailored to the individual needs of her students. The results she achieves are testament to the time and effort she affords all pupils. She places high importance on developing correct technical habits, while always allowing students to explore their own musical ideas and preferences. I would recommend her as a teacher to anyone who wants to make real and measurable progress." Chris Pascoe - ABRSM examiner and teacher
"Susan is an outstanding teacher with a passion for music. My 3 children
have benefitted greatly from Susan's excellent teaching, two on the violin
and one on the cello and all of them with theory. Susan often relates the
theory to pieces the children are learning which makes the theory so much
more meaningful and enjoyable. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a music teacher."
Jo F

"Susan has been teaching at our school now for over 3 years. During this time she has encouraged every child to be a performer, and is at pains to give them self-worth and self-belief. The children who have been ready to take exams have all gained distinctions and two have joined the Penzance Junior Strings going to London to play in the Royal Albert Hall among other venues."
Alison W, Headteacher.

"The welfare and progress of Susan's pupils has always been a matter of deep concern for her and she has an understanding and sympathetic approach to the individual child which quickly establishes a good rapport and ensures progress."
Ron B, Headteacher

"Miranda has been playing all over the world doing New York cruises on the Queen Mary 2, the Far East tour, 4 Prom concerts and several Barbican concerts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra."
Jeannine & Walter A, parents of ex-student.

"Thank you for teaching me, I couldn't have had a better teacher."
Sarah S. ex student.

"Susan brings a relaxed and joyful approach to music teaching. She is re-assuring and very encouraging, particularly with students who, like myself, have limited musical experience. I have a great deal to be grateful to Susan for, she has simply opened up our world to music."
Penny S. Adult learner.

"I really like being taught by Ms Norsworthy because she is so cheerful and makes lessons fun. She is also very understanding. Ms Norsworthy explains the task and things that we need to practice so clearly and she makes me feel I want to carry on the violin because she is very inspirational."
Honey P. Age 10

"Freya Hicks was one of four students to be accepted for a place at the prestigious South West Music School. Ten-year old Freya Hicks has been playing the violin for five years. Her first teacher Susan Norsworthy was an advocate of the Suzuki method and enthusiastically led the St. Just Violin Group from which many young people have benefitted and found opportunities to take their playing onto increasing success. The children were encouraged to memorise their pieces and perform regularly giving concerts, playing as a groud and as solosists."
Excerpt from Cornishman newspaper article.

"We have nothing but respect and admiration for Susan and with our experience regarding her teaching towards our daughter. We would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn the violin."
William and Sarah E

"Your patient teaching over 9 years, your not always gentle persuasion, all led to my experiencing something that I had never dreamed of: the wonderful feeling that I was only the instrument, that someone or some other being was really doing the playing. The marvellous quietude at the finish after the feeling of watching it all happen, the disbelief that it could have gone so well, so successfully, all this I have to thank you for. My only regret is that you were not around when I was 5 years old when my fingers were more supple and my memory more efficient."
Jack R. adult student after playing in a concert.
"I've been learning with Susan for a few years now and she's brought me along in the Suzuki method and I'm quite far into it. I play in Penzance Junior Strings and we play in different concerts and competitions including playing in the Albert Hall, London. She is a wonderful teacher to work with."
Keira L, age 10.

"Susan is a violin teacher with inspiration. She has been teaching my daughter for a few years and she has progressed really quickly. She now plays in many concerts at school and with a junior orchestra."
Tracey L.

"It has been a pleasure to watch my daughter learn under the direction of Ms Norsworthy. She is a patient enthusiastic and accomplished teacher who is able to capture a child's interests enabling them to progress to examination standard. I have every confidence in Ms Norsworthy and thoroughly recommend her.
Kate P.