Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kent State University and studied special education at the graduate level at Kent State and Edinboro Universities. She studied Suzuki Pedagogy at Capitol University and at the National Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin. She was founder of the Ashtabula Youth Orchestra, which was a 24 member string ensemble in residence at Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus. Ms. Knapp, who utilizes both Suzuki and Conventional methods, also taught violin privately for many years at both Phillips Osborne and The Andrews Osborne Academy. She is a member of Lake County Music and Drama Club and The Painesville Lion’s Club.