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Suzanne Birrell Jones 

band director

After changing her major from science, to art, to drama, and finally, to music, Suzanne Birrell finally earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Webster University with additional coursework at the University of Missouri at Columbia.  A professional electric and upright bass player/singer-songwriter-composer whose forte is her ability to play many styles, she has performed at venues coast-to-coast as well as in Mexico and Thailand.  A professional actress (SAG/AFTRA) who has years of experience on stage as an actress, singer, dancer, and more recently as a director, she has written and directed a couple of short films.  A multi-disciplinarian, she has taught vocal and instrumental music, acting, speech, intro to opera, intro to Shakespeare, script writing, and art K-Junior college in Missouri, California, Kentucky, on the Navajo Nation, and here in New Mexico.  She especially loves working with middle school-aged students.