Susie Eisan, now of Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia, born in Shelburne Nova Scotia, a mother of 3 girls all of which are musically inclined with a devoted, patient and humble husband Mike who does play the radio and is a great supporter.
Susie acquired her first fiddle in 1995 and started taking lessons with Hillary Plashka. She has also taken lessons from Ken Davidson, Nelson Ferguson, Anthony Riscessco and then moving on with Gordon Stobbe where she remained for approximately 8 years. She has a good friend Dougie Romans who has also assisted in her development and understanding of fiddle music.
The Eisan family moved to Ontario early in 2002 where she studied classical music for 3 years with Gunilla Westerholm as well as taking some lessons with Sandy MacIntyre while in Ontario which we believe helped motivate her to start teaching on her return to Nova Scotia. She has excelled in fiddle playing over the years and is now really enjoying teaching fiddle, learning both piano and guitar along with some other instruments. Being as modest as she is you can find her in her studio practising or teaching many days a week. Being a young mother she has a way with youth that commands a good understanding and commitment that makes them feel really comfortable under her guidance. She also runs group classes for the seniors in her community.
Some of Susie’s accomplishments are: Past President of the Maritime Fiddlers Association and now Editor of the MFA Newsletter, member and previous executive member of the Down Home Fiddlers, has played in a few fiddle contests (but not her strongest desire), her own CD “Thankful” which was produced by Gordon Stobbe in 2006, has composed some tunes of her own which we will hear in due time. Susie has also conducted workshops for the Maritime Fiddle Festival, Maritime Fiddler’s Association as well as at her studio in Porters Lake.
Susie instructs approximately 65 students in her studio and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. She loves what she does and feels besides being a wife and mother she has the 3rd best job in the world!!