Susan MacLean grew up in Washabuck, Cape Breton, and came into music honestly. Her enthusiasm for the Cape Breton style piano led her to pick out some chords herself and to ask, watch, and listen to the best performers, including many in her own very musical family. She credits much of her success to the encouragement of her late grandfather, Michael Anthony MacLean, who was a well known fiddle player. Now with years of performing and teaching under her belt, she is a regular on the scene, and here at the College. Susan has a Masters Degree in Deaf Education and is employed full time with the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority as a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.