Hannah Wagar

Hannah Wagar has studied piano for 22 years, including six years of collegiate level studies and has been teaching piano since 2005. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, summa cum laude, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2011, including the performance of two solo concert performances un the direction of Dr. Eduard Zilberkant.

Her goal as a piano instructor is to provide the solid foundation needed for developing the musical abilities of young musicians while inspiring them to enjoy sharing their music for the enjoyment and aid of others and encouraging a love of music as a valuable part of each student’s life.

Suzanne McBride-Ruedy

Suzanne McBride-Ruedy currently lives in North Pole, Alaska. She owns her own business of piano teaching and piano accompanying, and has been actively teaching for over 35 years, and accompanying for 18. Suzanne loves teaching people of all ages and abilities to play the piano. She currently enjoys accompanying for the UAF Choir of the North, Fairbanks Symphony Chorus, University Baptist Church, and individual vocal students.

Suzanne studied at UAF under the instruction of Dr. Edward Zilberkant and holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Arts in Piano Performance and Accompanying both from UAF. Suzanne is excited to work for the UAF Summer Music Academy as an accompanist and piano teacher. This will be her 12th year working for SMA.

Jim Spontak

Bio coming soon!