Washington School

136-J Washington St. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

505-266-3474 

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Montgomery School

10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111

505-294-4604

Suzanne Taichert

Suzanne Taichert, (Suzy T), is a songwriter, composer, pianist, harpist and folk guitarist.  She began studying the piano at age 8 with Paul Muench, then continued with Virginia Mora and Ralph Berkowitz.  She has been writing songs since age 14.  She co-wrote a song with a well-known actress for her first movie “Stony Island.”  Suzanne produced her own children’s story “Sky Painters,” with original music, which aired on community television in Boca Raton, FL.  

 

Suzanne has a BA in Music from the University of Southern California.  She has played in various bands, including standards, R&B, rock, jazz, big band, reggae, folk, Celtic, Philippine/Hawaiian and Christmas music.  She recorded a CD with Celtic band Saoirse, and is in the planning stages of a solo CD with various local guest artists.

 

She is involved in the ABQ Celtic music community, including vocals, bass and percussion with the Jug of Punch at the 2 Fools Tavern recently.  Suzanne enjoys NM Jazz Workshop Saturday jams and Latin Jazz classes.  Her song “Rising River” can be heard on You Tube, and was played on the Mike Malloy radio show last year.  Her songs can be heard on SoundCloud.

 

In 2017 her instrumental jazz piece "Paulo's Run" was nominated by NM Music Awards for Best Jazz Song.  Pianist Todd Lowry and drummer Cal Haines recorded the piece at Duke City Sound.

 

Suzanne uses her music to support community charity causes, such as the environment, local festivals, weddings, memorial services, Puppy Up (dogs with cancer), spiritual services, homelessness and political events.  She worked for several  years as a classroom music teacher and has taught private piano lessons since age 18.  Her focus with her students is to get an overview of the harmonic structure of pieces, and she encourages students to create their own pieces, based on literature they have played.

Suzanne Taichert