Susan started playing violin at an early age under the direction of Katherine Sasaki of The Katherine Sasaki Suzuki Violin School Academy. After her completion of the Academy, she studied with Anne Foreman. During her adolescent career she performed with various groups including the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Symphony Orchestra. She received scholarships to attend master violin workshops at the Universities of Illinois, Eastern Illinois and Madison. She has taken improvizational classes with Jazz Violinist Randy Sabien. Susan is a member of the Fiddle Players Union, Suzuki Academy Association, Southwestern Bluegrass Music Association, and Southern Old Timer Fiddle Association.
Although Susan's formal training was classical. Being from the South, her heart and soul belong to Dixie. She's been playing bluegrass and country music professionally for 15 years. Known in the South as "Susie the Wedding Fiddler."
Susan is in high-demand as the wedding fiddler and is a premier artist in the wedding industry. She can play any indoor/outdoor venue from backyard barbeques to black tie events! Susan has recorded with various country artists and as a solo artist. She is a favorite amongst the local country fair circuit. Susan is also available for violin/fiddle instruction. She has also been featured in AL Wedding Bridal, Southern Living and Blush publications. Susan has also had wedding engagements in Vegas. She can travel all over to accomodate any wedding, any venue location and budget!
Susan is a very well trained musician and can play any genre of music. She is also a talented arranger and composer as well.
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Alexandra · Married on 04/08/2017
Susie is an amazingly talented musician! She made our day perfect. She knew exactly what to do, down to every detail. She was on time, extremely responsive, and very sweet. Additionally, the price was incredibly affordable!Sent on 04/21/2017
Jenny · Married on 05/22/2016
Susie is wonderful. You will not be disappointed. She did a wonderful job at my wedding. She is kind and extremely professional. I was so pleased with her services. She played all my traditional wedding songs and a several of my fun songs. My now husband loved walking down the isle to "Sweet Caroline" she played it perfectly and I walked into Cannon D. Do not look any further for your wedding violinist.Sent on 05/29/2016
Tenille · Married on 11/29/2015
Susie really made our ceremony special! She helped customize our entire playlist and even met us at our rehearsal to give us the music cues. I could hear the violin playing as the guests arrived and it was so magical. She even gave us a beautiful wedding gift which was so thoughtful! She is just wonderful!Sent on 12/02/2015
Susie is a blessing to have at your wedding.. she brings sweet music straight from heaven!
I previously had the pleasure of hiring Susie as my ceremony music for my wedding. I can't tell you how much of a pleasure it was having her play at my wedding. She is kind, sweet, and professional. I would recommend her to anyone looking to have beautiful music at their wedding. She knows countless songs and she's willing to play anything for a client. Very talented.
What an awesome violinist and wonderful lady. She arrives early, attends rehearsals, and simply the best violinist I have heard at weddings. You will not be disappointed when you use Susie!!!