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I'm a professional flutist, teacher of flute, and chamber musician in Cleveland, Ohio.  I'm co-founder and artistic director of Ensemble Belvedere, a baroque chamber music group  (learn more here) and offer private instruction in flute, baroque flute, and recorder to students of all ages, abilities, and musical levels at my flute studio located in Brunswick, Ohio.

I earned a Master of Music in Historical Performance degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music  and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa) from SUNY/University at Buffalo.  I also spent an additional three extraordinary years pursuing advanced music performance studies at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria.  (And yes, I do speak German.)

As a freelance musician I've taught and performed in many different venues throughout the United States, Europe, and North Africa. Since 2010 I've invested more time in studying and performing on the one-keyed or baroque flute.  I'm always thrilled when I get opportunities to unite my background in history with my passion for baroque music — however I can also truthfully say that I enjoy ALL styles of music including folk and jazz.



Susan Shaw

flutist, Teacher of Flute