Susanna Shamounian was born in Turkmenistan. She started her piano career at the age of five. She auditioned into a Specialized Music School under Moscow Conservatory and studied piano, music theory and music literature for thirteen years. Susanna graduated Turkmen National Conservatory as a piano pedagogy. She was an active solo pianist as well as accompanist to vocal and chamber music. Susanna performed a solo in a Symphony by Redjep Allayarov, dedicated to September eleven and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, with Turkmen National Orchestra. Along with her piano skills she was also developing her singing and song writing career. She performed her songs across Turkmenistan releasing her album in 2002. In 2003 she moved to Armenian where she continued her music career. She performed as a singer in many concerts and in 2004 won a singing competition. Susanna teaches piano and voice lessons at Hollywood Arts Academy.
In 2005 Susanna moved to Albany, NY and two years later auditioned in to the College of Saint Rose where she got her Bachelor of Science in Music Education and graduated with Cum Laude. During those years she accompanied to Masterworks Choral, Chamber Choirs and performed as a soloist. Susanna was granted many scholarships including J. Robert Sheehan Music Scholar Award in 2009. Along with her performing career, Susanna has been working for eight years as a piano and vocal teacher in Albany, NY. She accommodates her lessons to each student individually. By using her extended theory knowledge and her international and multicultural music experiences she has developed her own teaching style. Her studio held up to 48 students and most of them were encouraged to participate in music competitions, recitals and talent shows.