Susan Friedlander

Flute & Recorder - Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion


Susan Friedlander is a Suzuki flute specialist. She holds certifications in Suzuki, Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk. Her flute studies have included work with Samuel Baron, Thomas Nyfenger, Karl Kraber and Toshio Takahashi. She has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Lyric Opera, Staten Island Symphony, Long Island Choral Society Orchestra and the American Festival of Microtonal Music Ensemble. Chamber music performances include regular appearances with the Trio Gallant, Duo da camera and Hoffmeister Winds. Ms. Friedlander has had the opportunity to premier numerous new works, including music for bass flute by Lamont Young, Jalalu Kalvert Nelson and Ron Kozak. She has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Flute Club, and presented a seminar on Teaching the Youngest Flutists at the New York Flute Fair. Ms. Friedlander is Co-Director of the Great Lakes Suzuki Flute & Recorder Institute. She has been guest instructor at the Colorado Suzuki Institute, Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Workshop and Greater Boston Suzuki Flute Workshop. She is Flute Coordinator the the Suzuki Association of the Americas National Conference. Her published works include musical arrangements for Tomie dePaola’s Book of Christmas Carols, Nursery Songs and Lullabies, illustrated by Bessie Pease, and All Things Bright and Beautiful, published by Platt & Munk.


Connecticut College, Talent Education Research Institute (Japan), Manhattan School of Music


Karl Karber, Thomas Nyfenger, Toshio Takahashi, Sam Baron


Co-Director and teaching faculty, Great Lakes Suzuki Flute and Recorder Institute (McMaster University), Flute Stars Flute Camp


Susan maintains an active life-style and swims daily. For her, exercise is energizing and the quiet of the swim is meditative. Being an avid reader, she started a morning book club seven years ago, since she had been unable to find a book club that didn’t meet in the evening when she is usually occupied.