G-Clef Notes is currently accepting new students for summer term. We have many years of teaching students from beginner to intermediate children and adults. There are a variety of time slots currently available, depending on level of student and what fits your schedule. This is a great time, going into Summer getting a head start to the next school year. Start learning now! If you are interested in learning more about G-Clef Notes we ask that you first check us out on our fan page on Facebook/GClefNotes and our website.

Serviced Areas

  • Birmingham, Homewood and Vestavia AL

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, PayPal, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Person Susan Hentz
  City Birmingham, AL
  Zip Code 35216
  Address 2508 Mallard Square
  Phone Number (205) 563-8238

Business Representative

Susan Hentz

Director & Private Music Instructor

For the past 6 years, Ms. Hentz has taught privately aspiring music students from ages as young as five to adult students. She has a comprehensive background in the performing arts and has studied with such masters as Mark Popkin (Principal Bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera in New York & author of The Art of Reed Making) and Malcolm Crawford (performing artist). In her youth she was a member of the Alabama Youth Symphony, Sewanee Summer Music Festival (Tennessee), and Brevard Music Center Festival (North Carolina). During her high school years, she was awarded honors in musical excellence at various University Honor Bands and All-State Competitions. She is currently working with local schools including; Liberty Park Middle, Oak Mountain Middle, Pizitz Middle, Shades Valley High, and Vestavia High School teaching; bassoon, piano, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and clarinet.

She holds dual degrees from the University of Alabama in the College of Human Environmental Sciences and The School of Arts and Sciences. During her years at UA she performed in many ensembles most recognizable are the Alabama Wind Ensemble and University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. Most recently you can find her performing with the Tuscaloosa Wind Ensemble and the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra. Her method of teaching is based on the belief that every child learns differently, making their lesson unique to them and most importantly having fun while learning!

Customer Testimonials

My daughter started with Susan as a brand new alto saxophone player just a month ago. She already knows 6 scales and can play numerous pop tunes and etudes. Most importantly, she has fallen in love with the instrument. I have to hold her practices to 30 minutes so she doesn't overdue it. Susan has a wonderful way with kids and knows just how much to challenge them. As a result, learning is fun, progress is steady, and drudgery is minimized. I highly recommend Susan and G-Clef Notes.

I've been going to Mrs. Hentz for around eight months and only go once a week. She has already taught me all Major scales for Alto Saxophone and two Minor ones. She always helps me with school music, and with her help I've reached First Chair status.She always adjusts my homework to my schedule and she is extremely easy to get along with. Her lessons help keep my skills in check and I'm always learning new things. Mrs. Hentz (or Mrs.Susan as I call her) is absolutely the best music teacher EVER!

My 14 year old son has been taking lessons from Susan Hentz for only 8 months, and he has learned so much. Most of all, he enjoys his sessions as she makes learning fun. She is patient and encouraging. She also shares her broad experience in music, instruments, band prep, etc. with him, giving him advice and tips and feedback and what to expect. Her love of music is evident and she has passed on her passion for teaching and music to my son...and me, his mother! He looks forward to his lessons with her each week, as she is fun and always so positive in her teaching and working with him. We highly recommend her as a teacher, mentor, and friend, her love for music and teaching is contagious!